Wikipedia has become the most-consulted informational web site, and is the top web hit for a vast number of academic topics. This session will include an introduction to Wikipedia editing, including how to add citations and links from Wikipedia to your own research outputs. In particular we will look at how to make changes that are kept and built upon by Wikipedians, and how to interact constructively with other users. We will also look at shortcuts to improving Wikipedia, including by repurposing existing text and images. This is a hands-on workshop in which you will actually get to improve Wikipedia. No prior knowledge is necessary.
Researchers, educators, related staff and students in any subject. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge about wikis or any experience editing Wikipedia.
Discussion and hands-on workshop, 2.5 hours
What you will need
No special software is needed. The workshop will take place in a computer room, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop. Tablet devices are not recommended.
Before attending please create an account on Wikipedia