NLS collections destined for Wikipedia

Lines and signature from handwritten letter in French
A page from the last letter of Mary Queen of
Scots
. Collection items like this could be
on Wikipedia.

A partnership with Wikimedia could soon make National Library of Scotland material available through the popular online encyclopaedia 'Wikipedia'.

A temporary post of 'Wikimedian in Residence' is being created at NLS.

The role is designed to explore how the Library's collections and knowledge can be used to broaden content on Wikipedia, one of Wikimedia's online products.

The partnership with Wikimedia is the first of its kind in Scotland, and will open up the collections at NLS to an even wider audience.

Read more in our Wikimedian in Residence press release.

25 April 2013



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