Menzies, K. (2008) What is Wikipedia and could it help your digital collection? WIDWISAWN, 6 (1). ISSN 1478-8055Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, this article proposes a potential framework for understanding and measuring the representation and visibility of digital library collections on the free community-driven encyclopaedia website, Wikipedia. The Glasgow Digital Library is used as an example. References to it on Wikipedia are compared with references made to five other digital library collections, including the New York Public Library. Various technical concerns such as the implementation of links and inter-language links are considered. The author assumes the validity and relevance of Wikipedia as a useful tool and collaborator for those wishing to assess awareness of their digital library collection and discusses the similarities in mission between digital library practitioners and Wikipedia contributors and developers.
|Keywords:||collaboration, digital libraries, Electronic information resources|
|Subjects:||Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources|
|Department:||Professional Services > Information Services|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 May 2008|
|Last modified:||01 Jul 2016 00:04|