Contributing to Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects provides researchers valuable skills of information literacy, in particular high quality writing skills, critical evaluation, and citation styles. This workshop introduces the concept of editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

When: Sunday 31 Aug 2014
Venue
: QA274, Queen Anne Court
Duration: 2 hours and 30 mins
Time: 12.30am – 15.00
Workshop presenter: 
Dr Toni Sant
Practical requirements: Workshop is intended for 10-12 participants.

1. Anyone attending the workshop who doesn’t already have a Wikipedia account will also need to signup for one here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Userlogin/signup

2. Fill out this basic form so that we have a list of the Wikipedia usernames to enable the appropriate user rights for editing: http://tiny.cc/DRHAwiki2014

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Abstract Contributing to Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects provides researchers valuable skills of information literacy, in particular high quality writing skills, critical evaluation, and citation styles. It can also give students a sense of purpose in their academic work, and creates free content that can be developed by others, rather than merely consumed. Many universities are already assigning students to improve Wikipedia articles for credit, and national cultural institutions such as the British Library, British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, to name a few, have held a Wikimedian in Residence to ensure enhanced engagement with the world’s most popular non-commercial online resource. This workshop introduces the concept of editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to DHRA attendees

Keywords  Wikipedia, wikimedia, rendering structures

Summary

This workshop introduces the concept of editing Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects to DHRA attendees. The workshop also includes information on common mistakes researchers make when editing Wikipedia, and how to improve articles with illustrations. The session consists of the following three sections, which roughly last one hour each: • an introductory discussion about Wikipedia and sharing knowledge on the Internet. • practical work based on Basic Wikipedia Training. • an exploration of ways to contribute to Wikimedia other than by writing encyclopedia articles (e.g. sharing images; rendering structure data in visual form; giving research a suitable licence). This part of the workshop also includes a Q&A and more hands-on Wikipedia editing.

Workshop is intended for 10- 12 participants. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW, Register with an easy and fast way – Eventbrite