Wikipedia:Meetup/Rohnert Park/Sonoma State University February 2014
February 21, 2014
|Where||Sonoma State University Library
Schulz Room 2022
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, Calif. 94928
Love it or hate it, Wikipedia is the most heavily used reference source in the world. We encourage students to engage in the collaborative process of information expression and revision by attending the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on Friday, February 21 from 12-3pm. Edit-A-Thons are a fun way to gain a better understanding of how Wikipedia articles are created, updated, and why there are concerns about reliability. For this edit-a-thon, strengthening entries related to Black History Month is encouraged. Want to know more? Contact Megan Kinney in the University Library. Thanks to Ivan for allowing the SSU Library to use the Belvedere-Tiburon Library event as a template.
- 12:00 to 12:15: Introductions.
- 12:15 to 1:00: Introductory presentation followed by Q&A.
What's unique about Wikipedia? Why was it founded, why is it so successful? How does it work without a centralized editorial control? How does the software work -- that is, how can you get started?
- 1:00 to 3:00: Edit-a-thon.
Bring your laptop, and any reference materials you like. Suggested topic: anything related to Black History Month. We will form small groups and work on articles together; beginners can work with more experienced editors to get coaching and advice.
What to expect
- gain a hands-on understanding of how Wikipedia came to be, and
- learn how to contribute their knowledge and skills
Potential articles to edit:
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Feel free to add yourself below!
Megan (SSU Librarian)
Laura (SSU Librarian)