Wikipedia and Professional Conferences

Last week I wrote about my recent experience at the ICQI conference and sharing Wikipedia with qualitative researchers.  This was not my first time speaking to non-Wikipedia people about Wikipedia.  I primarily speak to librarians about Wikipedia.  There are two types of professional conferences I attend related to Wikipedia: the insider and outsider conferences. InsiderRead more

Wikipedia as a Textbook?

I have a lot of big ideas about Wikipedia.  I have a lot of big ideas about a lot of things, but Wikipedia gets a lot of them these days.  One of these ideas is that Wikipedia can be used to replace textbooks. I am focusing on colleges and universities for this big idea becauseRead more

Why I Finally Started Editing Wikipedia

It took me years to go from casual Wikipedia editor to active Wikipedia editor.  There were so many things that kept me from becoming an active editor, but there were just as many things that helped me shift into the new role. First, what do I mean by active editor.  There are thousands of registeredRead more

Looking Back at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference

I spent 4 days at the mid-winter conference for the American Library Association.  It was easy to go this year as it was right in my city: Boston.  I thought it would be easy and fun to be able to go home each night.  I mean, I only live 30 minutes away.  Little did IRead more