Wikipedia:Meetup/Champaign/ICQI Digital Tools Edit-a-thon @ Ricker Library, University of Illinois
ICQI Digital Tools Wikihack
Join us in updating the Wikipedia entries related to qualitative research: A Hands-on Experience. You are invited to learn more about Wikipedia and how you, as a qualitative researcher, could participate in the generation, editing, and critique of the information available to the larger world about qualitative inquiry.
- Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
- Time: 11am-12:20pm
- Location: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Architecture Building, Rooms 205 (2nd floor), 608 E. Lorado Taft Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 / More accessibility information about building can be found here
- Cost: Free, but please register (below)
- Host: Ricker Library
- Please bring a laptop and power cord with you!
What to expect
We will provide tutorials for Wikipedia newcomers and an overview of the resource. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. Stop by for a little bit or stay for the whole afternoon. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary!
If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature (by the way, signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row).
Resources for editing
- Beginners’ Guide to Wikipedia (account creation, article editing)
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia (philosophical guidelines and best practices for Wikipedia editing)
- How to Edit a Page
Citations and style guidelines
- Editing Brochure Ask organizers for a physical copy.
- Cheatsheet for editing Wikipedia Commonly-used Wiki markup language, including how to sign your username and add links
- PDF cheatsheet for editing Wikipedia (PDF version of printed handout of commonly-used Wiki markup language)
- Full list of Wiki markup All of the Wiki markup language
- Text Formatting
- Section Headers, Indents, and Lists
Images and photos
- Uploading Images -- tutorial, general overview
- Image Use Policy -- rights, licenses, is it okay to use the image
- Picture Tutorial -- technical details of getting image uploaded and displaying in a way that looks good
- Adding Photos
- List of Wikipedia articles attendees have worked to improve.
- List of Wikipedia articles attendees have worked to create.
Participants - Sign Up Here!
Prior to the event:
- Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
- No? Create a Wikipedia account
- Yes? Go to Step #2
- Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page