Using Wikipedia to Drive Traffic to Digitized Archival Materials

Check out Michael Szajewski’s article “Using Wikipedia to Enhance the Visibility of Digitized Archival Assets,” published in D-Lib this month. Szajweski provides a case study of Ball State University Library’s efforts to raise the visibility of digitized historic sheet music by adding links to specific items in this collection to existing Wikipedia articles. A cost-effective way of getting the word out.

Cathy Moran Hajo

About Cathy Moran Hajo

Cathy Moran Hajo is the Associate Editor and Assistant Director of the Margaret Sanger Papers, a scholarly editing project located at NYU.  With the Sanger Papers, she has published three volumes of the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, a two-series microfilm edition, and two electronic publications.  She has worked as a documentary editor for over twenty years, specializing in the publication of historical materials in digital form, and participating in scholarly conferences and meetings on digital issues.

In addition to her work with the Sanger Project, she is the author of  Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939 (U. of Illinois Press, 2010).  Her students in Creating Digital History have created a Greenwich Village History blog and an Omeka site on Researching Greenwich Village History.
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