Vanderbilt University Wikipedia Best Practices

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This document offers guidelines for participating in Wikipedia, whether blogging personally, professionally or on behalf of your organization. Among the guidelines you'll find are sticking with the facts and keeping entries up-to-date.

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 sites.

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