Wikimedian in residence to be recruited for Scotland’s public libraries | Holyrood Magazine
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"The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is to recruit the first ‘Wikimedian in residence’ for Scotland’s public libraries.
The aim of the temporary position is to increase the digital contribution of libraries and to widen access to offline collections of historical and cultural content held by Scotland’s libraries.
The Wikimedian in residence will train library staff to create and edit articles for Wikipedia, identify appropriate content and help libraries to host digital content creation workshops for library users.
Content will include local history materials and biographies of local people of note that are not currently digitised, with a particular focus on notable Scottish women to address the under-representation of female achievements in general across Wikipedia content.
The project was proposed by Inverclyde Libraries and funded by an award from the Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF), which is administered by SLIC on behalf of the Scottish Government."