Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Feminist Writers editathon 2019
|Feminist Writers edit-a-thon 2019 in a nutshell:|
- If a member of staff or student at the University of Edinburgh, book through Event Booking - book here.
- If coming from outside of the university then you can book through Eventbrite - book here.
All are welcome!
Please create an account on Wikipedia if you have not done so as yet.
- Join the dashboard page for today's workshop.
- Have a look at our new Histropedia timeline of Women's suffrage in Scotland.
- Have a look at our Navigation box template we add to the foot of pages about the Scottish suffragettes.
- There is a draft biography you can look at and use as an exemplar: Mary Blathwayt.
- Would you like to do more editing after today? There is a WikiProject Women in Red you can join to take part in their monthly themed editing events and we hold in-person Wiki Women in Red editing events at the university too.
Use the PrepBio tool
- The PrepBio tool is very handy for creating stub entries on Wikipedia using the structured data information in Wikidata.
- Employed by Edinburgh University list
- Women educated at the University of Edinburgh with no Wiki article
- Women born in Edinburgh
- Women who died in Edinburgh
- Women employed by Edinburgh University without an article
- Female Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
About the event
Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? On Wednesday 10 July 2019, the University's Information Services team will run an edit-a-thon at the Chrystal Macmillan building. Full Wikipedia editing training will be given, followed by an editathon that will focus on improving the quality of articles about notable feminist writers.
Working together with Academic Support librarians, archivists & academic colleagues we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles covering areas which could stand to be improved; including distinguished Edinburgh alumni, historic locations etc.
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and improve the knowledge available online!
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account
- Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
- Learn about editing if you like: Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what you would like to edit - please prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
- 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Lunch and badge-making
- 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Housekeeping and Welcome
- 12:30 pm - 13:00 pm: Guest speaker: Professor Liz Stanley on the Olive Schreiner Letters Online archive.
- 13:00 pm – 14:00 pm: Wikipedia training
- 14:00 pm – 15:30 pm: EDIT!
- 15:30 pm – 15:45 pm: Coffee and Tea!
- 15:45 pm - 17:00 pm: PUBLISH and close.
Hit list of articles to be created or improved
Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.
The following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!
All are welcome to add names to the list which is intended to serve as a basis for improving existing articles in this important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia.
Articles to be created
- See the Wikidata list of feminist writers.
- See the curated list of feminist writers missing from Wikipedia.
- Bianca Santana
- Malika Hamidi
- Nanjala Nyabola
- Nadja Ringart
- Amal Harthy
- Anneke Ribberink
- Layla Chaouni
- Nahed Selim
- Alexia Bohwim
Articles to be improved
- Olive Schreiner
- Diane Elam
- View the Histropedia timeline for Feminist Writers.
- View the category of Feminist Writers on Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia is a tertiary resource, which relies upon secondary sources. Wikipedia is not a place for original research.
- For more guidance on the use of sources, see this guide here.
- We will provide a variety of reference books on the day.
- Editors will also have access to some University of Edinburgh e-resources.
- Search for articles on Google Scholar
- Try the Wikipedia Library's list of free resources
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The Hathi Trust Digital Library - 100s of novels & other assorted texts
- Shareable Images can be found through a Creative Commons search(which includes Google, Flickr & Wikicommons in its search).
- Images from Edinburgh University's collections - http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/
- Images from the Roslin Institute Collection - http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/UoEgal~6~6
- DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
- Edinburgh Research Archive. For theses produced at the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Research Archive
- Proquest Dissertations
- More at: Edinburgh University Library - Theses database
Outcomes - New pages created
To be determined.
What can I do after the event?
You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:
Participants - Sign Up Here!
Prior to the event:
- RSVP: email@example.com
- 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