Wikipedia, open access, and social justice

black and white drawing of two cats sitting near an empty plate
From The fireside sphinx / by Agnes Repplier (1901)

98th chat, Monday January 22 2018: Wikipedia, open access, and social justice
11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern

moderated by @voxpopulare
Storify (pdf, html) by @violetbfox

This chat will happen during the #1Lib1Ref campaign, an effort to encourage all librarians to get involved in editing Wikipedia.

suggested resources:

discussion questions:

  • Q1. How have you engaged with Wikipedia in the past week, month, or year (personally or professionally)? Is there anything that keeps you from engaging more than you do? #critlib
  • Q2. In general, how does Wikipedia supplement or enhance your work or that of your students, faculty/staff colleagues, or general library patrons? #critlib
  • Q3. Based on the readings about Wikipedia as activism and indigenous Wikipedia, what do you see as the potential for Wikipedia as a site for activism or eliminating information gaps about/for marginalized populations? #critlib
  • Q4. Based on your experience and the readings, how do you engage with Wikipedia an information resource, a community, or both? #critlib
  • Q5. How can we use Wikipedia more effectively as a tool to support global engagement among scholars, activists, information professionals, and people in need of open information resources? #critlib