Robert Fernandez is Assistant Professor, Resources Development/eLearning Librarian at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. He has worked with Wikimedia projects since 2004 and is on the Board of Directors of Wikimedia District of Columbia, a regional Wikimedia chapter.
Published: Jun 02, 2019
As the largest and most successful online volunteer project, Wikipedia is rightfully celebrated as a triumph of crowdsourcing and volunteerism. However, Robert Fernandez discusses the downsides of volunteerism and how volunteers can contribute to stifling innovation.