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Poster promoting the 2018 #1lib1ref campaign at State Library of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia.

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#1Lib1Ref Outcomes[edit]

  • SLQ contributed 1,160 citations to the global campaign over the three weeks of #1Lib1Ref. This was 18% of the total global effort and an increase of 132 edits compared to our 2017 campaign total.
  • A total of 40 editors participated in Wiki VE editor training, came to editing sessions or edited Wikipedia at their desk, an increase of 5 editors compared to our 2017 campaign.
  • Our Wikipedians edited 478 articles, an increase of 124 compared to our 2017 campaign total.
  • 5 articles were created, an increase of 4 compared to our 2017 campaign total.

#1lib1ref 2018[edit]

" Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia."

#1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) is a global micro contributions drive that runs from 15 January to 3 February 2018. The campaign is a call to action - if librarians each add one reference to Wikipedia, the potentially thousands of citations to reliable sources will benefit Wikipedia readers worldwide.

Why? Because authoritative and reliable sources matter! Wikipedia is a starting point for research, it’s the 5th most visited website in the world with 17 billion page views per month (that’s right, billion) and #1Lib1Ref is the campaign to address the knowledge gaps with the wonderful reference skills of librarians.

But you don't need to be a librarian, all staff are invited to participate and improve digital access to our collections and the quality of articles on Wikipedia.

Don’t cite Wikipedia, write Wikipedia.

Wikipedia does not want you to cite it. It considers itself a tertiary resource; an online encyclopedia built from articles which in turn are based on reliable, published, secondary sources (the kind librarians know how to find!)

State Library of Queensland's campaign for the 2017 #1lib1ref was a great success (we contributed 1/4 of the world's citations during the official 2017 campaign) and if we think about Wikipedia in terms of focusing on scalability in the community, we want to improve upon our effort in 2018.

SLQ is running 8 editing sessions over 3 weeks, plus an additional Wikipedia editor refresher training session before the campaign starts on 15 January 2018. If you're a beginner or haven't edited for a while, come along to this refresher session.

To get started:[edit]

  1. Create your Wikipedia account
  2. Sign up using this spreadsheet and join one or more of the editing sessions, including the Wikipedia Editor training session on 11 January (with your supervisor's permission)
  3. Encourage your colleagues to join you!

How to Edit:[edit]

There are three options for you to edit Wikipedia during the campaign:

  1. During the editing sessions, Choose from the editing tasks we have created using Queensland related collection material (see 'Editing Tasks' below), updated regularly
  2. Filling a "Citation Needed" using the Wiki Labs Citation Hunt tool
  3. Choosing your own subject areas of interest, finding the Wikipedia article and adding some quality research and citations

Why should I participate?[edit]

Because libraries and Wikipedia are natural allies! The Wikimedia Foundation writes, "Learning how to critically evaluate Wikipedia is a key skill. Librarians are in a perfect position to dispel myths and use Wikipedia as a case study for teaching information literacy skills; however, it can be hard to teach these skills without experience in Wikipedia's content creation process ... #1lib1ref is the library community coming together to examine Wikipedia critically, while also giving that most precious birthday gift: a citation." 

The campaign begins on Wikipedia Day, Wikipedia's 17th birthday. Think of your edits as your birthday present to Wikipedia and the Wikipedia community!

Edit-a-thon sessions[edit]

Eight editing sessions will be held at State Library of Queensland during the campaign. Come along to a session with your supervisor's permission.

There are 15 Mac computers available or you can BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

If you can't make it to a session, don't let that stop you, you can still edit at your desk!

SIGN UP FOR EDITING SESSIONS: Add your details to this Google Spreadsheet

Date Time Venue
Thursday, 11 January 2018

Editor Refresher Training Session - All welcome

9:30-11:30am Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Monday, 15 January 2018 12:00 - 3:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Friday, 19 January 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Monday, 22 January 2018 12:00 - 3:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Monday, 29 January, 2018 12:00 - 3:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Friday, 2 February, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm Digital Media Lab, Ground Floor,

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

#1lib1ref Librarians[edit]

Add your Wiki username to this list!:

State Library of Queensland[edit]

  1. User:Afhly14
  2. User:Araunik
  3. User:Amwong70
  4. User:AnneScheu
  5. User:Bakerbroad
  6. User:Carrebea
  7. User:Deecee2000
  8. User:Glenfallochnewfarm
  9. User:Heidistevens
  10. User:Ingridfinnane
  11. User:JacintaJS
  12. User:JaneCowell
  13. User:Jenniedwar
  14. User:Kaborra
  15. User:Katelately
  16. User:Kirleaper
  17. User:LBerwick
  18. User:Lynlou67
  19. User:Makajew
  20. User:Mawarre
  21. User:Nosaj1979
  22. User:Rachwray
  23. User:Simonsays495
  24. User:Tiptrucks
  25. User:UnicornCowboy
  26. User:Vixbates
  27. User:Alydun

Gold Coast City Libraries[edit]

  1. User:Coastal.culture.vulture

Editing Tasks[edit]

There will be a variety of editing for you to choose, from easy to intermediate Wikipedia editing tasks. All of the tasks will improve Wikipedia with SLQ collection content and add to the global citation count for #1lib1ref. Every contribution counts! Lucky dips will be available at all editing sessions, or just contact us if you'd like some lucky dip tasks to work on at other times.

Lucky Dip Tasks: Public Libraries in Queensland[edit]

Let's get our public libraries on Wikipedia!

Working on town/locality articles in Queensland, we'll be updating public library information, adding the physical address and opening date of the area's public library. We will be using the two sources below as citations. The Directory of Public Libraries will tell us which council operates the library and the address of the library, and the 'Facilities' section on page 16 of the Statistical Bulletin will tell us the library's opening date (if available):

Public Libraries Connect, Directory of Public Libraries:

http://plconnect.slq.qld.gov.au/networking/directory-of-public-libraries/browse-library-branches

Public Libraries Connect, Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-2017:

http://www.plconnect.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/388497/SLQ_StatsBulletin1617_20171109.pdf

For example:

In the Babinda, Queensland article, look for a section called something like facilities, amenities or services (if it doesn't exist, create a heading called 'Facilities') and use the following sentence as your template:

  The Cairns Regional Council operates a public library in Babinda at 24 Munro Street. [1]

Add an internal Wikilink to the council/shire Wiki article.

Then look for a 'History' section in the town's article (or if it doesn't existent, create one) and add:

  The Babinda Public Library building opened in 1955.[2]

Cite these sources as websites using the above sources and publish your changes - don't forget to add #1lib1ref in the edit summary!

In the References list of the article, the citations will appear as:

[1] "Babinda Library". Public Libraries Connect. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

[2] "Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-2017" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. November 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

Lucky Dip Tasks #2: Schools in Queensland[edit]

Working on town/locality articles in Queensland, we'll be adding the opening and closing dates of schools across Queensland and if applicable, the anniversary of the school. We'll be using the two sources below for our citations:

Education Queensland, Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools:

http://education.qld.gov.au/library/edhistory/celebrations/dates/

Education Queensland, Queensland school anniversaries:

http://education.qld.gov.au/library/edhistory/celebrations/ann/2013.html

For example:

In the Aspley, Queensland article, look for a section called History and if it doesn't exist, create one, and use the following sentence format:

Aspley East State School opened on 4 November 1914.

Cite this using this source: http://education.qld.gov.au/library/edhistory/celebrations/dates/

Publish these changes - don't forget the #1Lib1Ref hashtag.

If the school has an anniversary date, add this as a new sentence e.g.:

In 2013, Aspley East State School celebrated its 50th anniversary.

And cite this source: http://education.qld.gov.au/library/edhistory/celebrations/ann/2013.html

Publish these changes with the #1Lib1Ref hashtag in the edit summary.

In the References list of the article, the citations will appear as:

[1] "Opening and closing dates of schools in Queensland". Education Queensland. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

[2] "Queensland school anniversaries". Education Queensland. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

Find {{citation needed}} in Queensland content[edit]

The list below contains Queensland articles that have a {{citation needed}} tag. Because of the vagaries of the Wikipedia category system, you may occasionally find some non-Queensland content in the list. This list needs to be updated periodically to eliminate those articles whose citation needs have been met.

Click here for the Citations needed for Queensland content.

Dashboard[edit]

We are using the Wikimedia Outreach Programs and Events dashboard to monitor and evaluate our progress. The dashboard collects metrics and provides instant access to the number of editors involved in the campaign, articles edited, words added, articles created, uploads to Wikimedia Commons and article views - an estimate of the number of page views to the pages contributed to as part of the program, from the first edit to that page by an enrolled editor.

Follow this link to find the State Library of Queensland 1lib1ref 2018 dashboard and keep up with our progress.

Links and resources[edit]

Bringing libraries closer to Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt