Submissions/Wikipedia Books: How Offline Drives Online

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Wikipedia Books: How Offline Drives Online
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Gaëtan Landry
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
None worth mentionning
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikipedia Books ("books" from now on) are a relatively new way to visualize Wikipedia content. In this talk, I will explore the several ways the production of offline content affects the quality of the online content. In particular, I will tackle aspects such as

  • How books drive the creation of new content
  • The concerns of a book writer vs the concerns of an article writer
  • Using books to identify problems and lackluster areas in online content
  • Books as mini "WikiProjects/Taskforces"

This will be an updated version of my Wikimania 2010 talk, and will cover newly-devised tools such as "book reviews".

  • WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Probably, although I can't 100%-guarantee I will be there if my talks are not accepted.
Slides or further information (optional)

The talk will be in English as most people there will speak English, but I can answer questions French as well.

Special request as to time of presentations

I don't have any special requests

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