National Archives of the US Hires Professional Wikipedia Contributor

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2011

Acknowledging the important place Wikipedia has established in the world of information, the National Archives has hired its first “Wikipedian in Residence.” Dominic McDevitt-Parks, 24, is a graduate student in history and archives management at Simmons College in Boston.

A self-described “history buff, a word nerd, a news junkie and an occasional pedant,” McDevitt-Parks has contributed to Wikipedia for the past seven years, beginning when he was in high school. Most of his contributions have been in the area of Latin American history.

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