Last month marked 15 years since Wikipedia first began. A number of excellent articles came out at this time assessing Wikipedia’ impact and its relevance going forward.
I’ve picked two such articles:
The University of Edinburgh Library also marked the occasion by taking part in Wikipedia’s #1Lib1ref campaign.
There are apparently over 350,000 articles marked with ‘citation needed’ in the English Wikipedia so the library staff spent a little time on Wikipedia’s birthday (15th January) to see if they could help clear some of these tags by using the ‘Citation Hunt’ tool to identify the articles and then added citations using reliable sources such as journals, books and official websites.
In all, 32 new citations were added. A fine morning’s work.