Webinar: News: OCLC Research to Host “Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?” Webinar on 31 July at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET (UTC 18:00)

OCLC Research to Host “Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?” Webinar on 31 July at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET (UTC 18:00)

All are welcome to attend this free webinar with OCLC Research Wikipedian in Residence Max Klein to learn what’s happened between Wikipedia and libraries in the past and what it means for the future.

In addition, Max Klein will explain the connection between Wikipedia and libraries, discuss the variety of Wikipedia in Residence positions and the opportunities for libraries working with Wikipedia, as well as describe how OCLC Research is working to integrate Authority Control into Wikipedia.  He’ll also present “Behind the Secret Door: Tips and Tricks for Librarians using Wikipedia.”

This free OCLC Research webinar is open to all and is geared toward academic libraries. WebJunction will also host a webinar with Max Klein, “Librarians are Wikipedians Too,” with a public library focus on 2 August that is free and open to all. Complete details are available at the links below.

Register here* to attend the OCLC Research “Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection?” webinar on 31 July 2012 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET.