|When and Where|
|Time||1pm to 5pm|
|Address||MIT campus, 14N-132 DIRC|
|City, State||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Date||January 22, 2016|
Introduction to editing Wikipedia
Join us to learn how to contribute to Wikipedia, the world’s largest reference work. The first hour of this meetup will cover topics involved with teaching with Wikipedia such as learning outcomes, encyclopedic writing, writing for the public, and examples of class exercises and writing assignments. From 2-3pm, we’ll offer an introduction to editing mechanisms and Wikipedia guidelines, and help new contributors get set up with usernames and articles. From 3-5pm, we’ll work on improving articles. Staff from the Libraries and the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication program who are experienced Wikipedians will be available to answer questions about editing, writing and researching for Wikipedia throughout the session. Both new and experienced Wikipedians are welcome, and for participants fluent in multiple languages, working in any language Wikipedia is welcome and encouraged. Drop in any time during the session, and bring your questions and ideas for topics to work on! Computers will be available, but participants can also bring their own laptops.
We will also host an edit-a-thon focused on writing about Black history on January 29. You are welcome to attend both events!
- Date: January 22, 2016
- Time: 1-5 pm
- Location: MIT campus, 14N-132 DIRC
- Hosts: MIT Libraries - Phoebe Ayers, Greta Suiter, Jessica Ventlet; MIT Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication program - Amy Carleton, Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze
- MIT IAP session: Register here for editing Wikipedia (from 2-5) and here for Wikipedia in the Classroom: Creating Digital Research and Writing Assignments (from 1-2). Here's a little more about IAP.
Your Wikipedia Account: If you don't have a Wikipedia user account, please try to create one in advance. Wikipedians will be on hand to assist those who need help setting up an account.
|Teaching with Wikipedia|
|Intro to Wikipedia and editing basics|
|Announcements, show accomplishments, thanks, wind-down|
What should I have?
- * A laptop if you wish, there will also be computers available to use.
- * An interest in editing Wikipedia!
I have a question!
- Feel free to ask on this project's talk page, and we'll put an answer here.
Please add your Wikipedia username below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row). If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day-of. Remote partipation is also encouraged. Participate virtually, from anywhere.
We are using an Etherpad for virtual discussion and encourage all participants to use that space to communicate to the group their username and what they are/will be working on during the event.
- Gkuriger (talk) 19:16, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
- Ironholds (talk) 06:41, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- Venlejes (talk)
- Adam (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:56, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- Rtbhive (talk)
- Booknetsirk (talk) 20:17, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:53, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- Lrhdch (talk) 20:17, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
Training to edit Wikipedia
- Intro to Wikipedia slides
- Intro to Wikipedia Slides for GLAM context
- More: Cheatsheet, Wikipedia:Featured Articles, Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines, Help:Getting started, Wikipedia:Starting an article
Possible topics for editing
- Master List of WikiProjects might help identify articles for creation or improvement based on topic.
- List of Meet-Up Events - event pages often have lists of suggested articles
- #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference)(make sure to include the hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary in order to track participation)
- Women's history article list from Simmons 2014 editathon Under "Suggested Topics" there are many articles that need citation and reference work
- Sloan Fellowship article needs updated references and external links
- MIT School of Architecture and Planning could use some work/more citations
- Boston start-class articles and stub class articles about Boston
- Translation - learn more about how to translate English articles to other languages.
- Any topic you're interested in!
Resources we can draw from
- Citation Hunt = tool to find "citation needed" in articles
- MIT Libraries research guides and expert librarians
- MIT Libraries General Reference Guide - find facts quickly with reference databases (MIT authentication required)
- Digitized Historical newspapers (online) MIT Libraries (MIT authentication required)
- Internet Archive Digitized Texts
- Hathi Trust Digital Library
- 125 Years of Women Exhibit (list of women in the exhibit)
- Against All Odds: MIT’s pioneering women of landscape architecture
- Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project
- Parks Service "Places Where Women Made History"
- A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT