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Before you arrive: register your username
- Decide if you want to have an anonymous identity on Wikipedia, or something more traceable. There are benefits to both, but this is up to you.
- Usernames are case sensitive
- Confirm that you are signed in. Your Username should appear in the upper right hand corner.
- If you have not done this beforehand, you will do this immediately upon arrival at the workshop
Introductory Lesson Plan: Train-the-Trainers October 27, 2014
- For: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/ArtAndFeminism Training Oct2014
- To be used with this reference guide: Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Trainer guide
Introduction: The Gender Gap: Review of the stats and theory
- What is the Gender bias on Wikipedia?
- What are the current statistics? Surveys have indicated that a distinct minority—depending on which study you look at, between approximately 8.5 and 16 percent—of Wikipedia editors are women.
- What is Wikipedia 'culture' and how do we confront systematic bias on Wikipedia while being sensitive to the current, active, communities on Wikipedia?
"Anatomy of a Wikipedia Page: "Talk", "Read", "Edit", and "View History"
- Every page edit is publicly visible.
- Every page edit you make is traceable to your user account.
- Talk pages are Wikipedia's version of peer review.
- A lot of extra information is available in the "Show History" tab.
Demo: Making a simple edit to a Live Page
- We will use a demo article: artist Cynthia Maughan, to make a simple edit. Please follow along.
- Click on the "Edit" tab of the article.
- Write your name and a little bit about yourself.
- Press "save" at the bottom of the page --> the first time you press save you will 'create' this page.
- Try out making text bold, creating interwiki links, and external links and pressing save. Use the Cheatsheet for reference.
Put your name down as a participant of today's event
- Create a time-stamped signature of your username by entering in four tildes in a row (~).
- Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/ArtAndFeminism Training Oct2014
Working in the Sandbox
- The sandbox is located in the top right corner of Wikipedia when you are signed in. This is a draft page that is "live" but not indexed by Wikipedia's search. It is a good place for you to learn and practice editing.
- Titles/ section headings--> Use the Cheatsheet for reference.
Putting in Citations
- References + Citation templates.
- Insert a reference for the book Tom Sawyer using the Worldcat entry for this book: Twain, Mark, and Paul Geiger. 1985. The adventures of Tom Sawyer. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association.
- Insert a reference using a citation template for this magazine article: Li, Shirley. "Roger Ebert's Wikipedia [Citation Needed]." The Atlantic. October 9, 2014. article link,
Putting in Citations: Next Steps
- Demo: Instructor uses an article for the artist Cynthia Maughan, to demo adding in a reference to a live article.
- Your turn: Find a page in your area of expertise that needs a citation and find a source text which will be added as a reference.
Additional Ways to contribute
Adding to existing pages:
- External links
- And so many more!
Copyright and Wikipedia
- Do not copy-paste text from a website directly into Wikipedia. Paraphrasing and citation is necessary.
- Most of Wikipedia's text and many of its images are co-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) .
- Every image has a description page which indicates the license under which it is released or, if it is non-free, the rationale under which it is used.
See also: A reference guide for today.
- Wikipedia:Neutral point of view---> conflicts of interest—if you think you have a COI, don’t create the article, post that someone else should create it on a related talk page.
- Wikipedia:Verifiability and WP:No original research
- What constitutes an authoritative source?
Asking for Help and Resolving Disputes
- Post a question on the talk page of another Wikipedia User's talk page.
- Ask a question to the Wikipedia Teahouse question board.
- Resolving disputes; Wikipedia:Dispute resolution, Wikipedia:Etiquette, Wikipedia:Staying cool when the editing gets hot.
- Email <artandfeminismwikigmail.com> with specific Wikipedia editing questions if you can't find what you need on Wikipedia.
Intermediate Lesson Plan: Train-the-Trainers
- Images and Wikipedia, Image licenses and options
- Creating a page, naming, list articles and other article formats, labelling it as a stub
- What to do when an article is nominated for deletion
- What happens if the page is flagged, responding to flags, removing flags once changes made
- Talk pages / signatures
- Wikiprojects and locating communities on Wikipedia
- Categories and other librarian fetishes
- Creating an event page for your event
- Statistics based on Wikimedia Foundation Wikipedia editor surveys 2011 (Nov. 2010-April 2011) and November 2011 (April - October 2011)
- Hill, Benjamin Mako; Shaw, Aaron; Sánchez, Angel (26 June 2013). "The Wikipedia Gender Gap Revisited: Characterizing Survey Response Bias with Propensity Score Estimation". PLoS ONE. 8 (6): e65782. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065782.