Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Scottish Living Artists 2017
- 1 Booking
- 2 About the event
- 3 How do I prepare?
- 4 The Manual of Style
- 5 Programme
- 6 Trainers
- 7 List of Attendees
- 8 Hit list of articles to be created or improved
- 9 Sources
- 10 Outcomes - To be determined
- 11 What can I do after the event?
- 12 External links
- 13 Participants - Sign Up Here!
|'Scottish Living Artists 2017 - A Wikipedia edit-a-thon' in a nutshell:
About the event
Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? On Friday 24th November 2017, the University's Information Services team will run an editathon at The Fruitmarket Gallery in partnership with the Centre for Design Informatics (Edinburgh College of Art). Full Wikipedia editing training will be given to attendees. Thereafter the afternoon's editathon will focus on creating and improving the quality of articles about Scottish living artists.
Working together with Academic Support librarians, archivists, academic colleagues and curators we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles where Wikipedia's coverage needs improved; including distinguished Edinburgh alumni, Scottish artists, their notable works etc.
Several of the pages to be created are those of Scottish women artists. In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, Women in Red has brought the figure up to 16.83%, as of 29 January 2017. But that means, according to WHGI, only 242,601 of our 1,441,879 biographies are about women. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and this event seeks to address it in a positive way.
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and create new role models for young and old alike!
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
The Manual of Style
Wikipedia has help pages which set out style guidelines for pages being created on certain subject areas. Please have a look at the following pages:
- Manual of Style for Biographies including how to begin the lead paragraph.
- Manual of Style for Biographies of Living Persons
Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
- 12:30pm – 12:45pm: Housekeeping and Welcome.
- 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Tour of Jacqueline Donachie exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery.
- 1:15pm – 2:30pm: Wikipedia training.
- 2:30pm – 2:45pm: Comfort Break.
- 2:45pm – 4:15pm: Research & EDIT!
- 4:15pm – 4:45pm: Transferring drafted text to Wikipedia's live space.
- 4:45pm – 5:00pm: Close.
List of Attendees
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!
Articles to Create
- Sara Barker (artist)
- Tony Swain (artist)
- Toby Paterson
- Kate Davis (artist)
- Ilana Halperin
- Torsten Lauschmann
- Tessa Lynch
- Niall MacDonald
- Jonathan Owen
- Anthony Schrag
- Victoria Morton
- Ross Sinclair (artist)
- Kate V Robertson
- Lizzie Farey
Articles to Improve
- Corin Sworn
- Claire Barclay
- Jacqueline Donachie
- GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
- Roderick Buchanan
- 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/
- 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
Scottish contemporary art
- GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland webpage hosted by the National Galleries of Scotland.
- The Fruitmarket Gallery archive
- Scottish Contemporary Art Network
- University of Edinburgh Art Collection
- Edinburgh Art Festival
- Glasgow International
- British Art Show 8
Online sources, as starting points for creating pages.
- Sara Barker | Mary Mary Gallery
- Sara Barker | Saatchi Gallery
- Sara Barker | The Fruitmarket Gallery
- Sara Barker | CASS Sculpture Foundation
- Tony Swain | BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
- Tony Swain | The Modern Institute
- Tony Swain | The Fruitmarket Gallery
- Toby Paterson | The Modern Institute
- Toby Paterson | Glasgow School of Art
- Toby Paterson | The Fruitmarket Gallery
- Kate Davis website
- Kate Davis | Tate
- Kate Davis | Stills Centre for Photography
- Article by Sarah Lowndes, May 2005 | Frieze
- Ilana Halperin website
- Ilana Halperin | Stills Centre for Photography
- Ilana Halperin | Scottish Arts Council Archive
- Ilana Halperin | Body Stones talk
- Torsten Lauschmann website
- Torsten Lauschmann | Edinburgh College of Art
- Torsten Lauschmann | Institute of Contemporary Art
- Transtime, Techne & Enchantment: Torsten Lauschmann by Neil Mulholland
- Torsten Lauschmann: Science, sociability and restless optimism | Frieze
- Tessa Lynch website
- Tessa Lynch | Spike Island
- Tessa Lynch | Glasgow International
- Tessa Lynch | David Dale Gallery
- Tessa Lynch | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
- Niall MacDonald | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
- Niall MacDonald | Frieze
- Niall MacDonald | Taigh Chearsabhagh
- Jonathan Owen | Ingleby Gallery
- Jonathan Owen | National Galleries of Scotland
- Jonathan Owen | Edinburgh Art Festival
- Victoria Morton | The Modern Institute
- Victoria Morton | Artforum
- Victoria Morton | National Galleries of Scotland
- Ross Sinclair website
- Ross Sinclair | Glasgow School of Art
- Ross Sinclair | Contemporary Art Society
- Ross Sinclair | Collective Gallery
Kate V Robertson
- Kate V Robertson website
- Kate V Robertson | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
- Kate V Robertson | Glasgow International
- Kilian Rüthemann & Kate V. Robertson review | Frieze
- Kate V Robertson | Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Corin Sworn | Natalia Hug Gallery
- Corin Sworn | Whitechapel Gallery
- Corin Sworn | Inverleith House
- Corin Sworn | Ruskin School of Art
- Claire Barclay website
- Claire Barclay | Stephen Friedman Gallery
- Claire Barclay | National Galleries of Scotland
- Claire Barclay | Tate
- Claire Barclay | Glasgow School of Art
- Jacqueline Donachie website
- Jacqueline Donachie | Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art
- Jacqueline Donachie | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
- Jacqueline Donachie | Deveron Arts
- Jacqueline Donachie | The Fruitmarket Gallery
Outcomes - To be determined
- Lizzie Farey - NEW
- Anthony Schrag - NEW
- Rhubaba gallery and studios - NEW
- Ross Sinclair (artist) - NEW
- Niall Macdonald - NEW
- Tessa Lynch - NEW
- Ilana Halperin - NEW
- Victoria Morton - NEW
- Transmission Gallery - page improved.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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