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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

U.S. National Archives announces First "Wikipedian in Residence"

The U.S. National Archives has selected Dominic McDevitt-Parks as the Archives' first Wikipedian in Residence. Dominic will serve as a liaison between the National Archives and the Wikipedian community. Dominic, a Masters student in both History and Archives Management at Simmons College in Boston, brings a passion for history and over seven years of Wikipedia editing experience. He describes himself as "a history buff, a word nerd, a news junkie, and an occasional pedant." As the first National Archives Wikipedian in Residence, Dominic hopes to "foster collaboration between the Wikipedia community and the National Archives for their mutual benefit - or, in reality, the benefit of the public, which both projects serve"

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