Learners as creators: student work on Wikipedia

Dr Martin Poulter recently began a 12-month period as Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Oxford, based at the Bodleian Libraries. His first project is with the Hill Forts Atlas project, creating visualisations from shared data, images and text. … Continue reading

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Raise the profile of women in Wikipedia: join our edit-a-thon on 23 March

Wikipedia is consulted millions of times each month by people all over the world, yet only around one in ten contributors is female. This bias is reflected in the quantity and quality of articles relating to women, both living and … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: peering under the bonnet and listening with a stethoscope

This term’s Engage programme moves into its final few weeks with two more talks about Wikipedia in 6th week. Like other Wikimedia projects, Wikipedia makes text, data and images freely available for anyone to build their own sites or tools, … Continue reading

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New! #OxEngage talks on medical topics at the John Radcliffe Hospital

This term we are pleased to deliver the #OxEngage Programme further afield with two sessions particularly relevant to the Medical Sciences hosted at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Places are limited, so please book. Bringing Science Alive with Animation – a … Continue reading

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Become an Open Knowledge Ambassador with Wikipedia this term

In a national first, Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries and IT Services are collaborating on a four-part course to help academics, students and related staff work with Wikipedia. Oxford University staff and students will earn an ‘Open Knowledge Ambassador’ certificate for … Continue reading

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Somerville, science and wikipedia

Back in October Academic IT with the Bodliean Libraries ran a week-long series of Wikipedia ‘a-thon’ events to  improve the web of knowledge to fairly represent women’s achievements in Science. The events, which were timed to celebrate Ada Lovelace day, … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: World War 1 edit-a-thon

As part of our First World War Centenary activities, we put on a special event this Remembrance season. On the 10th of November, a group of people interested in the First World War gathered at IT Services with the aim … Continue reading

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First World War: Oxford’s digital resources and channels

For over 20 years the University of Oxford has made freely available online archives and resources for those studying and researching the First World War.  Now in the heart of the centenary, these provide rich and varied materials for use … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: World War 1 editathon

Join us on Tuesday 10th November 2015 when the University of Oxford IT Services are hosting a Wikipedia Editathon on the theme of World War I and Oxford. WHEN? Tuesday 10 November, 2-5pm WHERE? IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd, Oxford … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day & Wikipedia week

To raise the profile of women in science and celebrate the bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries have organised a series of Wikipedia ‘a-thons’.   Each Wikipedia event is open to anyone … Continue reading

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