Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Wellcome Library Editathon 2014
The Wellcome Library, in London, UK is hosting a Wikipedia editathon on 26th February 2014, to improve articles about medicine and health in the widest sense, including the history of medicine and medical humanities. This free public event is part of the partnership between Jisc and Wikimedia UK and is led by Martin Poulter, the ambassador between the two charities.
The Wellcome Library holds one of the world’s richest collections of physical and digital resources relating to medical history, contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society. The editathon itself is taking place in the Gibbs Building next to the library. This is in central London, right next to Euston Square tube but within easy walking distance of three other tube stations.
The event will take place from 11am to 4pm GMT, with lunch provided. We will go through basic wiki training before lunch, then work directly on Wikipedia. Wikimedia UK trainers and Wellcome Library staff will be on hand.
This event is fully booked so apologies if you have not been able to attend. Contact martin.poulterwikimedia.org.uk if you are interested in attending a similar event or hosting one in your workplace.
It is advisable to bring a laptop computer though we have some spares: tell us on the form if you won't be able to bring one.
Articles on medical science, public health, history of medicine and medical humanities are in scope of the event. These project pages may be helpful:
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine#How_to_help
- Any writing on Wikipedia about medical topics needs to follow the WP:MEDRS guideline.
- Wikipedia:WikiProject History of Science#Writing_and_editing
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Science and academia
Look at the Wellcome Library site to see the unique range of content they hold and the openly accessible digital resources they have put online.
- User:MartinPoulter (presenting and leading training)
- JFW | T@lk (presenting and assisting)
- User:Pchlondon (presenting on behalf of Wellcome Library)
- User:JLPhillips (presenting on behalf of Wellcome Library)
- User:sharkli (assisting)
- User:Mrjohncummings (assisting)
- New accounts
- User:Emma M. Jones
- User:Jscammel (had previously attended an editathon but not edited articles)
- User:Jennyshaw (had edited at a previous editathon)
- There were two more users whose usernames we did not get. One was an academic whose account had been blocked when he was mistakenly accused of copyright violation. I will look into this.
- New pages
- Improved pages
- Peter Harper (geneticist)
- Malcolm Ferguson-Smith
- UK statutory notification system
- Margaret Ross (academic)
- Honor Fell
- J. B. S. Haldane
- Francis Crick
- Carlos Blacker
- Sydney Brenner
- Rosalind Franklin
- Hans Grüneberg
- Hirudo medicinalis
- Kings Cross, London
- Topper Headon
- Management of HIV/AIDS
- Frederick Sanger
- Michael Ashburner
- Richard M. Durbin
- Aaron Klug
- César Milstein
- Ruth Sanger
- R.R. Race
- Henry Harris (scientist)
- The bulk of a Good Article review was written for the Psoriasis article.
- An image from the Welcome Library CC-BY image collection was identified as suitable for the article on Friern Hospital. ( ) This has been added to the article since the images were uploaded to Commons.
- Article drafts were worked on in user space for Orlando Reeves Prankerd, Alan Lovejoy Fawdry, John Prankerd, and MarineLives
Coverage and reflections
- Before the event