Wikipedia:Meetup/WikiTuesdayWestern

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Welcome to Wiki Tuesday

All are welcome to attend Wiki Tuesday @ Western, an informal gathering of folks who are interested in working collaboratively on Wikimedia projects. This is a drop-in event for Wiki editors of all skill levels. The work of this group will be organized through the Western Libraries GLAM-Wiki page.


Event Information[edit]

When: The first Tuesday of every month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

Location: The Instruction Room of the D. B. Weldon Library

What to expect at Wiki Tuesday:

  • Short Wikimedia-related presentations
  • Casual peer-to-peer learning of the Wikimedia platform
  • Discussions of current or potential projects
  • Collaborative project work

Get involved[edit]

Agendas[edit]

December 3, 2019[edit]

Working session: Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects[edit]

This meetup will be spent working on two projects that we've started working on as part of Wiki Tuesday's at Western and Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects. Hands-on help with editing will be available - drop by!

Indigenous place names project
The Indigenous place names project: adding Indigenous place names for local waterways to Wikipedia and Wikidata Learn more about this project in the READ ME instructions of this spreadsheet

London historic maps collection
The London historic maps collection: integrating Wikidata into uploads to the Wikimedia Commons. This is a project to add the London Historic Maps Collection and corresponding metadata to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. This collection has its own gallery on Wikimedia Commons that links to the collection on Scholarship@Western. All maps that are uploaded as part of this project are listed in the Wikimedia Commons category, Maps of London, Ontario.

November 13, 2019[edit]

GIS Day[edit]

This month's meetup will not be held at the regular time and place. Instead, we will have a booth at GIS Day on November 13th. Come celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day at this free, drop-in, interactive event!

October 1, 2019[edit]

Wikipedia and libraries: an interactive workshop[edit]

Increasingly, librarians from around the world are collaborating with Wikimedia to improve its authority. In this workshop, we will highlight the power of the platform, the overlapping values of libraries and Wikipedia, and how both organizations can benefit from collaboration.

September 3, 2019[edit]

Working session: Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects[edit]

This meetup will be spent working on two projects that we've started working on as part of Wiki Tuesday's at Western and Wikipedia GLAM-UWO projects. Hands-on help with editing will be available - drop by!

Indigenous place names project
The Indigenous place names project: adding Indigenous place names for local waterways to Wikipedia and Wikidata Learn more about this project in the READ ME instructions of this spreadsheet

London historic maps collection
The London historic maps collection: integrating Wikidata into uploads to the Wikimedia Commons. This is a project to add the London Historic Maps Collection and corresponding metadata to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. This collection has its own gallery on Wikimedia Commons that links to the collection on Scholarship@Western. All maps that are uploaded as part of this project are listed in the Wikimedia Commons category, Maps of London, Ontario.

August 6, 2019[edit]

Discussion session: Indigenous place names on Wikipedia, language revitalization, and data sovereignty[edit]

Working in partnership with Cortney Dakin (Sâkihitowin Awâsis), a Phd student in Geography, we are preparing to add Wikidata for place names in local Indigenous languages along with their English translations to the infoboxes in Wikipedia articles about local waterways.

This meetup will begin with an introduction to the Indigenous Place Names project and to the concept of data sovereignty in relation to Indigenous peoples in Canada. While we work to collect Indigenous place names for waterways within London and surrounding area, we will engage is a discussion about this project in relation to data sovereignty, reflecting on the question: Should this information be made openly available?

If you are unable to attend the meetup and would like to share your thoughts about this project in relation to data sovereignty, please share your thoughts digitally in this document

To learn more about the project, please see the READ ME instructions of this spreadsheet

Slides from the discussion

July 2, 2019[edit]

Workshop: adding maps to the Wikimedia Commons with integrated Wikidata[edit]

11 a.m. Presentation: Matt Barry will address the question: why should we care about Wikidata in the Commons?

July 2 presentation slides: Adding map metadata to Wikidata

There will be a short lesson on how to integrate Wikidata into uploaded images of maps, followed by hands-on help adding Western Libraries’ London Historic Maps Collection to Wikimedia Commons.

Free editing time[edit]

We will focus on adding the London Historic Maps Collection and its corresponding metadata to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, using the skills developed in the workshop. This collection will have its own gallery on Wikimedia Commons that links to the collection on Scholarship@Western. All maps will also be listed in the Wikimedia Commons category, Maps of London, Ontario.

Some useful links:

Step-by-step instructions on uploading London Historic Maps and Map metadata into Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata

June 4, 2019[edit]

Information gathering session: Indigenous place names project[edit]

Working in partnership with Cortney Dakin (Sâkihitowin Awâsis), a Phd student in Geography, we are preparing to add Wikidata for Indigenous language place names and the English translations to the infoboxes in Wikipedia articles about local waterways. This meetup will be spent on information gathering activities. Join us as we collect and record information that’s needed for this project.

More information about the project can be found in the READ ME instructions of this spreadsheet

May 7, 2019[edit]

Presentation: Leveraging student research to improve health content on Wikipedia[edit]

Denise Smith, Health Sciences Librarian, McMaster University
11 a.m. in the Weldon Instruction Room
This presentation will discuss the first offering of a third year undergraduate course in health sciences that focused on the production and dissemination of health information for consumers. Wikipedia was used as a tool by which students practiced summarizing complex health issues through an interdisciplinary lens. This talk will discuss the outcomes of this course.

Free editing time[edit]

Starting at noon, we will spend some time adding references to health-related articles on Wikipedia

Here is a Wikipedia tutorial on how to add citations

April 2, 2019[edit]

Presentation: the power of Wiki[edit]

11 a.m. - The power of Wiki slide presentation

Workshop: Being a Wiki editor[edit]

12 p.m. - Being a Wiki editor slides

Participants[edit]

Erniee jo (talk) (Coordinator)