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University of Maryland iSchool Diverse Young Adult Authors Wikipedia Editing Workshop

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University of Maryland ISchool iDiversity Diverse Young Adult Authors Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2019

Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for visitors who want to learn more about a variety of topics.

Join us at the University of Maryland iSchool Editing Workshop and help to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles related to Diverse Young Adult Authors. Attendees will learn to edit existing articles and create new ones with the help of experienced Wikipedians. This event is co-hosted by the student organizations iDiversity with support from the iSchool.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing University of Maryland students are encouraged to check out laptops from UMD Libraries on site.


Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


University of Maryland
Hornbake Library North, Room 03020H
Directions and parking information


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UMD WMDC iDiversity Event 2019 Slides

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Quick Editing Tips[edit]

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TO AVOID EDITING THE SAME ARTICLES AS OTHER ATTENDEES, please use the Etherpad link below to share what you are currently editing. Remember to type 'Done' or 'Finished' when you are through making changes. REMEMBER TO PUBLISH (SAVE) OFTEN.

Etherpad - iDiversity Editing Workshop 2019

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University of Maryland iSchool Diverse Young Adult Authors Wikipedia Editing Workshop[edit]

  • Wikis: commons.wikimedia and en.wikipedia
  • Start date: 2019-04-06 13:30 (America/New York)
  • End date: 2019-04-06 16:30
Bytes changed Edits Uploaded files in use Uploaded files New editors Pages created Views to pages created Pages improved Avg. daily views to pages improved Unique pages with uploaded files Avg. daily views to uploaded files Participants Retention after 7 days
15,708 45 0 0 4 0 0 16 474 0 0 13 4