Primary Sourcing Meets Crowd Sourcing

The official home of the Declaration of Independence on Wednesday joined forces with the home of, among other things, the most comprehensive article on Declaration, the fifth album by the California metal group Bleeding Through.

The National Archives hired its first "Wikipedian in residence," Dominic McDevitt-Parks, a graduate student in history and archives management at Simmons College in Boston and a seven-year volunteer Wikipedia editor.

McDevitt-Parks' main job will be to augment and improve Wikipedia articles that could benefit from information housed in the National Archives and to lure other archivists into the Wiki-world, according to a Q-and-A posted on the Archives' blog.

"Archives preserve our cultural history, McDevitt-Parks said, "Wikipedia brings it to the people."