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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