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Wikipedia edit-a-thon

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free
Three people working on computers and interacting at the wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2017

As part of this year’s #1Lib1Ref campaign, we invite our library colleagues to join us January 17 in an effort to improve Wikipedia.

  • Share your knowledge
  • Add references to existing pages
  • Build new entries, or
  • Locate open access versions of sources.

Our working theme will be topics and entries related to underrepresented groups, as those have the greatest need (see further readings, below), but you are welcome to work on anything you’d like to. The Libraries’ Kate Dietrick will be there to help new editors get started, and will share our own best practices document.

Come at any time, but please bring your own device and chargers. 

For those planning to attend, please consider creating a Wikipedia editor account before the 17th, due to a limit of new editors able to create new accounts from the same location at one time. Thank you!

Event Details

When: January 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, first floor of Wilson Library

Parking and Transit information

Questions? Contact Ellen or Kate

Resource list/For further reading

Details

Date:
January 17
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu

Venue

Wilson Research Collaboration Studio
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Website:
https://www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonstudio