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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: 2022

Edit for Change

WIKIPEDIA EDIT for change

Workshop + group editing
Wednesday, February 16
1:00pm-2:30pm
Online

Wikipedia’s inclusion trouble is well-documented. While the reasons are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that! Join us on Zoom for a tutorial for the beginner Wikipedian followed by communal updating of Wikipedia entries.  

Edit for Change is part of UC Love Data Week.

To get the Zoom link, please fill out this RSVP form

WHO IS THE EVENT OPEN TO?

Open to all who have RSVPed.

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO EDIT?

Nope! We'll teach you.

RESOURCES

QUICK LINKS 

What CAN I Edit?

Anything you'd like! Or follow these suggestions:

  • If you have 1 hour or less, go to a training and learn more about editing Wikipedia.
  • If you have 90 minutes, go to a training and add some citations to an article in your area of expertise.
  • If you have 2 hours, go to a training and add a well cited paragraph to an article in your area of expertise.
  • If you have 2-4 hours, consider creating a new article. Be sure to gather your reliable sources in advance, or a librarian on site can help you gather reliable sources.

HASHTAG

#BerkeleyEdits

CONTACT

editathon@lists.berkeley.edu

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Kristina Bush, Chair, Library
Ann Glusker, Library
Corliss Lee, Library
Stacy Reardon, Library

 

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Coordinator, Amber Lawrence at libraryevents@berkeley.edu within a minimum of 7-10 days in advance.