Event Title

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Edit-athon and Workshop

Location

WEB Du Bois Library, 26th Floor

Event Website

http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Loves_Libraries

Start Date

25-10-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

25-10-2012 5:00 PM

Description

Sharing Wikimedia’s mission to empower and engage people around the world to collaboratively collect and develop open educational content, and to disseminate it effectively and globally, the University Libraries are partnering with local and regional scholars to host a Wikipedia Edit-athon in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

What is an Edit-athon?

This Edit-athon is an event aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world cultural institutions in Wikipedia, using the expertise of all who attend this event. We'll be able to access the resources of the UMass Amherst and Five Colleges Library system, guided by the expertise of its librarians, with the joint aim of increasing the presence of minority and underrepresented authors, artists, and historical figures in one the world’s largest open access sources of information. From 9-10:30 am, we will offer a workshop for individuals seeking to learn more about how to become a Wikipedia content contributor, including technical aspects of article authorship.

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Oct 25th, 9:00 AM Oct 25th, 5:00 PM

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Edit-athon and Workshop

WEB Du Bois Library, 26th Floor

Sharing Wikimedia’s mission to empower and engage people around the world to collaboratively collect and develop open educational content, and to disseminate it effectively and globally, the University Libraries are partnering with local and regional scholars to host a Wikipedia Edit-athon in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

What is an Edit-athon?

This Edit-athon is an event aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world cultural institutions in Wikipedia, using the expertise of all who attend this event. We'll be able to access the resources of the UMass Amherst and Five Colleges Library system, guided by the expertise of its librarians, with the joint aim of increasing the presence of minority and underrepresented authors, artists, and historical figures in one the world’s largest open access sources of information. From 9-10:30 am, we will offer a workshop for individuals seeking to learn more about how to become a Wikipedia content contributor, including technical aspects of article authorship.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/oa/2012/oct25/1