Vanderbilt University Wikipedia Best Practices
Vanderbilt University encourages the use of Wikipedia to keep information about the
university mission, history, programs and events up-to-date. This Wikipedia Best
Practices document offers guidelines for participating in Wikipedia, whether blogging
personally, professionally or on behalf of a University department or organization.
Guidelines contained in the document include:
- “Neutral point of view” is a founding and guiding principle of Wikipedia. Any
content provided by public relations / marketing offices should be straight facts
only, with appropriate citations.
- To participate in Wikipedia, consider authoring or editing a Wikipedia entry for
your research area. Link it back to Vanderbilt, but also link it to other relevant
The attached Zip file includes:
- Intro Page.doc
- Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
- Vanderbilt University Wikipedia Best Practices.pdf