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Episode 12 of Bibliotech: Wikipedia

Does the very mention of Wikipedia make you cringe?

By ROCHELLE MAZAR | OCT 24 2012

Welcome to BiblioTech – the podcast about emerging technologies for academics. Your host is Rochelle Mazar, an Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Every month you can listen in as Rochelle talks about what’s new in technology and what academics should be paying attention to. It’s hard to keep up all of the new software, tools and gadgets. That’s where Rochelle comes in.

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Episode 12 – Wikipedia

In this episode Rochelle reveals the truth behind some common misconceptions about Wikipedia and discusses why and how you should embrace it in the classroom. (Running time: 10:15 mins).


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  1. Francis Ouellette / October 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Rochelle,

    I liked this month’s podcast, specially the responsibility we all have as wikipedia users to keep the resource correct, and when we find errors, we should correct them. I wrote something to that several years ago about databases, and as we use public databases, if we find errors, we need to report them … same great idea you presented this week.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v409/n6819/full/409452b0.html

    Thank you for all of your podcasts, they are great,

    f.

    @bffo

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