Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world and was read 21 billion times in September 2021. We all know how it can be misunderstood and misused alongside other sources in our collections. 

This session aims to give librarians a deeper understanding of Wikipedia’s mechanisms and how it strives to improve, so that we can give informed advice to students on how to approach Wikipedia. 

This session will explore

- What is Wikipedia  / a potted history 

- Why what’s in Wikipedia matters

- How Wikipedia works

This session is free to SLA Members

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Richard Nevell

Speaker Details

Programme Coordinator and Connected Heritage Project Lead

Wikimedia UK is the national chapter for the global Wikimedia open knowledge movement