On Tuesday 28th February at #OxEngage join the Bodleian’s Wikimedian In Residence to learn about how to collaborate with Wikipedia, e.g. using games to engage outside the University, book now.
WikiShootMe representation of St Giles, Oxford – the Wikidata items, Wikipedia articles, and Commons images, all on the same map
How does Wikipedia, for no money, document a city, a category (such as “Grade II listed building”) or a concept (such as “religious practice”)? It uses online tools to identify actions and divide them between volunteers. We will explore this process, using photographs of Oxford as an example.
Tuesday 28th February
Wikipedia and Wikimedia for public engagement
12:30-13.30 | Lunchtime Talk: Martin Poulter (Wikimedian In Residence) | Objectives: Identify images that are needed by Wikipedia, geographically or by subject; Upload images to Wikimedia Commons for free use; Explore other Wikimedia crowdsourcing tools, including the Wikidata game; Learn about how to collaborate with Wikipedia, e.g. using games to engage outside the university | Intended audience: Researchers, educators, or related staff in any subject | Format: Presentation and hands-on exercise Pre-requisites: If you have a digital photograph of a building in Oxford, whether on a USB drive, a digital camera (with USB cable) or online on a site such as Flickr.com, please bring it along. Before attending please create an account on Wikipedia | Booking link
Many of these #OxEngage sessions showcase work done by the University’s IT Innovation Challenges and surface stories relating to the University’s Digital Education Strategy.
The full #OxEngage programme: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/engage/oxengage/2017-2/. Watch this space along with the Engage Facebook page and follow #OxEngage to hear all the latest updates.
Image credit: Godot13