Wikimania 2017 - The Internet Archive and Wikimedia - Common Knowledge Goals
From Ewan McAndrew on August 22nd, 2017
The presentation begins at 12 mins in.
- Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships, IA
- Mark Graham, Director, Wayback Machine, IA
This session discusses how the Internet Archive has been working with the Wikimedia community as a partner to increase access to knowledge through efforts such as mitigating link rot problems in Wikipedia, video transcoding support, making primary sources from the Internet Archive more easily cited. We will also introduce a new initiative that has the potential to dramatically increase access to books and copyrighted content.
The Internet Archive is one of eight semifinalists vying for MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change. The $100 million prize competition calls for bold solutions to the world's biggest problems. Even in this digital age, millions of books, representing a century of knowledge, are not accessible online to Wikipedia editors, journalists, students, and the public. Working with libraries, Internet Archive proposes a project bringing libraries and learners 4 million free, digital books. Together, we can collaborate to create a digital collection of the most useful, impactful, inclusive set of materials for the next generation. We can bring books that have been underrepresented on library shelves into the digital realm where they can be more readily cited and shared.
The Internet Archives seeks to work with Wikimedia communities and get feedback on ways we can help bring more diverse sources to editors. We’ll share the major project pillars: our goals, technology, legal framework, and the potential impact when the Internet Archive and Wikimedia combine to promote free, long-term access to knowledge.The Internet Archive: https://archive.org/index.php
The Internet Archive Bot on Wikipedia:https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/InternetArchiveBot
Notes from the presentation: https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/The_Internet_Archive_and_Wikimedia_-_Common_Kno...