Didn't see this coming. Via Glyn Moody
, we learn that the National Archives has hired its first "Wikipedian in Residence"
-- though it appears to only be a summer internship position.
The Archives says [Dominic] McDevitt-Parks has more than seven years of Wikipedia editing experience. His job will be to foster collaboration between the Wikipedia community and the National Archives. That could include using some of Wikipedia’s tools for ongoing digitization projects at the archives.
It would be interesting to hear the Wikipedia-haters' take on this. It seems to me that this is yet another sign of Wikipedia's place in our current culture.