Wikipedia Lover, Not a Hater: Harnessing Wikipedia to Increase the Discoverability of Library Resources
R. Niccole Westbrook
Wikipedia Lover, Not a Hater: Harnessing Wikipedia to Increase the Discoverability of Library Resources - scientific work related to Wikipedia quality published in 2012, written by Danielle Elder, R. Niccole Westbrook and Michele Reilly.
During the spring of 2010, the University of Houston Libraries Digital Services Department began an initiative to promote existing and upcoming collections in the University of Houston Digital Library and drive traffic to the online repository. Spurred by an OCLC report (De Rosa et al. 2005) that only two percent of college and university students began research by consulting library resources, University of Houston Digital Services staff sought to add content from the University of Houston Digital Library to Wikipedia in order to insert primary source digital materials into the research workflow of students and faculty. As a result, referrals from Wikipedia to the University of Houston Digital Library have increased significantly and the pilot project is now the basis for an ongoing University of Houston Digital Services program. The structure and direction of the pilot project were a collaborative effort between University of Houston Digital Services staff and a University of North Texas Library and Inf...