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The National Archives Hires its First ‘Wikipedian in Residence’

The National Archives has hired a graduate student to be the first “Wikipedian in Residence” at the National Archives.

Dominic McDevitt-Parks, a graduate student in history and archives management at Simmons College in Boston, will be interning at the National Archives this summer. He will be working at the facility in College Park, MD, where he will work to foster collaboration between the Wikipedia community and the National Archives.

McDevitt-Parks is one of several “Wikipedian in Residence” at various  institutions. The first WiR created the post for himself at the British Museum.  There are also WiR at Museu Picasso in Barcelona, the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis and the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.

via AP

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