- 1 Welcome to WIKISOO
- 2 Books & Bytes, Issue 4
- 3 Second WIKISOO class starts soon!
- 4 WIKISOO Week 3
- 5 You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley
- 6 Week 4 of Writing Wikipedia Articles: Final Projects Ahoy!
- 7 WIKISOO check-in
- 8 Week 6 of WIKISOO
- 9 Books & Bytes - Issue 5
- 10 Books & Bytes, Issue 6
- 11 The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed
- 12 Books and Bytes - Issue 7
- 13 Books and Bytes - Issue 8
- 14 New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)
- 15 New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)
- 16 Books and Bytes - Issue 9
- 17 Books and Bytes - Issue 10
- 18 A new reference tool
- 19 Books and Bytes - Issue 11
- 20 The Wikipedia Library needs you!
- 21 Books and Bytes - Issue 12
- 22 Books and Bytes - Issue 13
- 23 Books and Bytes - Issue 14
- 24 Books & Bytes - Issue 15
- 25 Books & Bytes - Issue 16
- 26 Books & Bytes - Issue 17
- 27 Contests
- 28 Books & Bytes - Issue 18
- 29 Books and Bytes - Issue 19
- 30 Books and Bytes - Issue 20
- 31 Books and Bytes - Issue 21
- 32 Books and Bytes - Issue 22
- 33 Books and Bytes - Issue 23
- 34 Books and Bytes - Issue 24
Welcome to WIKISOO
Hello and welcome to the Writing Wikipedia Articles course (#WIKISOO)! We look forward to meeting you in the first class on 25 February (Americas)/26 Feb (Asia/Australia). By now you should have received an introductory email with some details about the course. If you can't find it, there's an archived copy of the email at this link.
To attend the live session, please check our course home page for instructions and the link. We recommend logging into Blackboard Collaborate (the live class software we use) before the day of class, to be sure it's working. (More tips on the home page.)
If taking the course in self-paced mode, please come say hello on the course talk page so we know who you are! Thanks for signing up, and we'll see you Tuesday! - Pete (talk) 06:10, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Books & Bytes, Issue 4
Second WIKISOO class starts soon!
Hi! Just a quick reminder that the second WIKISOO class starts in about 3 hours. Even if you missed Week 1, please join us at this link for the live webinar - ideally about 15 minutes early to test your mic/speakers. If you haven’t finished up your Week 1 homework, there’s still time; post any questions on the class talk page! You can also watch a video of last week’s class on YouTube (earlier audio problems have been corrected). Feel free to contact me on my talk page with questions anytime! - WIKISOO co-instructor Sara FB (talk) 22:03, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
WIKISOO Week 3
PLEASE NOTE: If you're not in the USA, please double-check the class time. We have gone on Daylight Savings Time (also known as Summer Time) in the USA, so for some of you the class time will be an hour earlier. (If your country goes on Summer Time in the coming weeks, you will want to check again!)
This week we are going to start off with some basic review of all we've covered. So if you've been feeling behind or confused by all the details, we'll make sure we've got your questions answered before forging ahead! See you soon, -Pete (talk) 16:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley
|Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
|The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!
The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.
Week 4 of Writing Wikipedia Articles: Final Projects Ahoy!
Hey Ismenelik - hope all is going well with you as we segue into Week 4 of WIKISOO! Just a reminder, in case you need it, that depending on your time zone, class time may have shifted - check out this link to make sure you know when to join us. Looking forward to chatting more with you this week about the Final Project - if you already know which article you're working on, you'll find instructions there for sharing this information easily with your classmates. Post any questions to the class Talk page, please! See you in class tomorrow! Sara FB (talk) 01:42, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
How's it going, Ismenelik? Just touching base as we start the fifth (!) week of the WIKISOO course. We're excited to see students working on such a diverse range of articles! If you haven't already, log in, scroll down to the bottom of the main course page to list your chosen final project article next to your own name; brag a little about your work (or just ask questions!) on the course talk page; and join the live lecture tomorrow as we move towards completion of the course! This is when things get exciting. :) Looking forward to seeing you in class! - Sara FB (talk) 23:40, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Week 6 of WIKISOO
Hi Ismenelik! Just checking in as we head into the final week of the Writing Wikipedia Articles class. You can look through last week's ether pad notes, check out your homework assignments from Week 5, and watch last week's lecture on YouTube - all right here. Check out my note from last week (above) if you're still diving into your Final Project... or head over to the course talk page to see if anyone else is having the same issues you are! Looking forward to seeing you in the last live webinar of the session tomorrow. Big WikiLove. -Sara FB (talk) 23:19, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Books & Bytes - Issue 5
Books & Bytes, Issue 6
The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed
Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.
It takes about an hour to get up and running and then only takes a couple hours per week, flexible depending upon your schedule and routine. If you're interested in helping out, please drop a note in the next week at my talk page or shoot me an email at: jorlowitzgmail.com. Thanks and cheers, Jake Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:41, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 7
Books and Bytes - Issue 8
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)
- DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
- Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
- Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
- British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
- Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
- Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
- JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives
Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 23:25, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)
- Elsevier - science and medicine journals and books
- Royal Society of Chemistry - chemistry journals
- Pelican Books - ebook monographs
- Public Catalogue Foundation- art books
Other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.00:25, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 9
Books and Bytes - Issue 10
A new reference tool
Hello Books & Bytes subscribers. There is a new Visual Editor reference feature in development called Citoid. It is designed to "auto-fill" references using a URL or DOI. We would really appreciate you testing whether TWL partners' references work in Citoid. Sharing your results will help the developers fix bugs and improve the system. If you have a few minutes, please visit the testing page for simple instructions on how to try this new tool. Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 11
The Wikipedia Library needs you!
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User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:26, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
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