Should you write on Wikipedia?
Keywords:academic publications, academics, journals, knowledge, library, Open Access, open education, Open Science, peer review, science, UiT, Wikipedia
In this episode, we talk about Wikipedia. Is this something that researchers should engage themselves in? What is the greater good? How do you resolve conflicts over facts? And does your research credentials matter for the Wikipedia-community? In 2011 the Guardian wrote an article on this: Wikipedia wants more contributions from academics. Our guest today is Trond Trosterud, professor of Sámi Language Technology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He’s an administrator on Wikipedia, and have been contributing there the past 14 years.
The message from Trosterud is clear: More researches should contribute, especially if they want to get more readers. However, Wikipedia is not a place to publish your new research. The site even states this on their Help-page.
The host of this episode is Erik Lieungh.
This episode was first published 25 September 2019.