Friday, 9 October 2015

Should we trust Wikipedia?

As part of Academic Book Week, The Diamond will host a panel debate on Wikipedia. 
As ubiquitous as Google, Wikipedia can be the first port of call for research outside academia as well as for undergraduates studying at University. This debate brings together librarians and scholars from a range of backgrounds to discuss the validity of this vast, easy to access swathe of information, and to address questions of academic authority and integrity in a world of digital self-publishing.
Chaired by Professor Nicola Dibben (Music), the panel includes former British Library Wikimedian-in-Residence Andrew Gray, University Librarian Anne Horn, Digital Humanities experts Bob Shoemaker (History) and Michael Pidd (HRI Digital) and PhD student Hannah Robbins (Music).
Date: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Time and location: 5-7pm. The Diamond, University of Sheffield
Booking: Please reserve your place

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