Jump to content

Submissions/The campus library as a center for Wikipedia activities

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 3030
Title of the submission
The campus library as a center for Wikipedia activities
Type of submission (presentation)
Author of the submission
Lourdes Epstein
E-mail address
Lourdes Epstein
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

For the past three years, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México has been supporting projects related to Wikipedia, the first educational institution in the country do so. This work has been mostly centered on the Campus Library, based on two premises linked to the diffusion of knowledge. The first is concerned with the way that it is found, chosen and used and the second is related to how information is now generated collectively on a global scale. These two situations make the academic library crucial for guiding those new to accessing and evaluating massive quantities of information, which continues to grow, especially digitally, with the aim of making students capable of constructing knowledge.

These needs make Wikipedia an important platform for projects related to the development of these abilities in both form and content as well as technology. Since 2011, the campus library has been active in supporting Wikipedia activities on the campus, in various modes, primarily from the adminstrative perspective. One of the major efforts has been to promote initial participation of teachers with Wikimedia Commons, sponsoring photographic contests for students related to Day of the Dead and Holy Week in Mexico. Another has been providing space and support to the Wiki Borregos student group, the only active student group currently in the Wiki world. Efforts have been underway to promote Wikipedia as a theme for research on the campus as well. In addition, the school and the library itself has connections with government institutions such as Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (National Board for Culture and the Arts), which has been impressed with our work with Wikipedia. In March 2014, the library is sponsoring the Mexican premier of the documentary film The Web, by Michael Kleiman, followed a round table discussion on the use of Wikipedia and open culture/open knowledge.

  • Outreach & Education
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
If I receive the scholarship, I will go. I can present during the unconference is there is space.
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

Interested attendees

If you are interested in attending this session, please sign with your username below. This will help reviewers to decide which sessions are of high interest. Sign with four tildes. (~~~~).

  1. Thelmadatter
  2. Lawsonstu (talk) 22:52, 13 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Frank Schulenburg (talk) 22:06, 19 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Leutha (talk)
  5. Slashme (talk) 08:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Tflanagan (WMF) (talk) 03:45, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  7. LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:00, 1 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Blue Rasberry (talk) 23:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Ocaasi (talk) 01:43, 8 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  10. FKoudijs (WMF) (talk) 23:39, 10 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Your name here!