Wikipedian-in Residence Assistant (Houghton Library)

Cambridge, MA
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Created: March 13, 2014


Harvard College Library Houghton Library

Supervised by the Curator of Early Modern books and Manuscripts, and working with other Houghton subjects specialists, expand coverage on Wikipedia of topics relevant to Houghton collections.

Adding sources for existing pages and creating new pages on notable topics. Provide appropriate formatting and metadata (and OCR cleanup in the case of texts) to upload public domain content to Wikimedia and Wikisource, and facilitate the use of such materials by other Wikipedia users. Explore the creation of WikiProjects related to Houghton holdings and promote participation in such projects.

BA. Candidate must be a registered Wikipedian in good standing, with substantial experience in writing and editing Wikipedia articles, and possess knowledge of Wikipedia standards, culture, and rules. Knowledge and experience working with Special Collections preferred. Attention to detail, good organizational skills, problem-solving ability, ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability and enjoyment in writing both clear narrative text and documentation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency with Windows-based applications.

Salary: $16:00/Hour
Closing Date: April 15,2014

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