Title: Internet Archive: The Annual Wikimania Update
Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As Director of the Wayback Machine he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use, more than 1 billion new web captures each day. Mark was most recently Senior Vice President with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live, mobile, video platform for collaborative citizen reporting. Mark was Senior Vice President of Technology with iVillage, an early Internet company that focused on women and community. He co-founded Rojo Networks, one of the first large-scale feed aggregators and personalized blog readers (sold to sixapart.) In the early days of the net he managed technology and business development at The WELL and lead their effort to build the first web-based interface for online forums, and also helped bring the pre-web Internet to millions of people by running AOL’s Gopher project as part of their Internet Center. He managed technology for the pioneering US-Soviet Sovam Teleport email service and co-founded and managed PeaceNet, one of the first online communities for progressive social change, and later IGC.org, one of the world first ISPs. He also co-founded the global NGO, APC.org. Mark’s early training and experience with computer-mediated communications was acquired while he served in the US Air Force, spending more than 3 years working at the Air Force Data Services Center at the Pentagon. Mark’s nonprofit work includes volunteering with the open education library http://oercommons.org and as a advisor to https://www.interspecies.io
Room: Room 325
Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 11:15:00 +0800
End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 11:35:00 +0800
Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 20 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
An update about the work of the Internet Archive to help make Wikipedia more useful and reliable
The Internet Archive has a long and deep relationship with the Wikimedia Foundations and the communities associated with more than 100 Wikipedia language editions.
Through our work identifying and fixing broken links (16 million Wayback Machine added so far), adding links to books and papers (well more than a million) to our more recent work creating tools to help editors and readers learn more about each and every citation from any and every wikipedia article, we are a proud partner of the Wikipedia services and movement.
Mark Graham, Director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, will present an update of our progress, share a vision for the future, and welcome questions and conversation about how we can most effectively work together.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The work of the Internet Archive as it related to Wikipedia is at the heart one of Collaboration. In particular our efforts to add links to secondary resources, and provide tools to help Wikipedia’s and others learn more about and explore those resources (e.g. understand the gender representation of authors of works cited in a Wikipedia article) furthers diversity efforts with a keen focus on future actions to improve the quality of Wikipedia citations overall.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
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