National Library of Scotland want Wikipedia expert

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The National Library of Scotland is to recruit a full-time “Wikipedian”.

The £30,000-a-year post – a first for Scotland – will involve using the library’s collections to update the online user-led encyclopaedia.

The library said its “Wikipedian-in-residence” would also teach staff and the public how to add to the site.

Gill Hamilton, digital access manager, said the library had decided to embrace the website in order to give access to knowledge to the largest possible audience.

“The National Library is a very traditional sort of library, but we are interested in connecting with lots of different people,” she said.