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CNI Podcast: Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?

In this podcast, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt and Sara Snyder from the Smithsonian Libraries talk about their presentation, "Wikipedia and Libraries: What's the Connection?".

This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2012 Fall Membership Meeting. The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. You can learn more about CNI at their web site,


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Running time: 11m 35s
File size: 4.65 MB

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Interesting podcast.  I had no idea that Wikipedia ranked as #5 as the most visited website in the world.  It is amazing that we, the people, literally created this massive online encyclopedia of information largely through volunteers.  This is testament to the power of what we are able to accomplish when people all work together towards a common cause without concerning ourselves with who gets credit.  I love the collaboration between the Smithsonian and Wikipedia.  It is the perfect union between the physical world and the world of technology.  Thanks for sharing.

~  Charles McKelvey, Bethlehem PA


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