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Tips and Tricks from the Digital Humanities team at the University of Delaware on event planning for a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.

Tips and Tricks from the Digital Humanities team at the University of Delaware on event planning for a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.

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    Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: How To,  2014 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: How To, 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Resources Tracy H. Jentzsch, M.A. Media Specialist, University of Delaware tracyjentzsch@gmail.com @Tracy_Jentzsch Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0
    • Evaluating Evaluating Wikipedia brochure.pdf Tracing the evolution and evaluating the quality of articles
    • Editing Editing Wikipedia brochure.pdf Basic introduction to how to edit Wikipedia
    • Illustrating Illustrating Wikipedia brochure.pdf Introducing newcomers to Wikimedia Commons and how they can contribute to it
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon Event Pages Creating a Wikipedia MeetUp SubPage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup For GLAMS, Create a Wikipedia MeetUp Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon Attendees • Create a simple sign up – like EventBrite • Invite local Wikipedia Users • Contact your local WikiMedia Chapter • Create a GeoNotice • Invite everyone – over invite
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon Advertise • Use Social Media • Submit to SignPost (Wikipedia’s Newsletter) • Blog about it (or submit to blogs) • Listservs • Direct EMail • Send out press releases
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon Pre-Event • Create a list of material for people to work on • Sign people in, capture data • Put up signage for the event • Provide handouts with Wikipedia information, shortcuts • Encourage participants to set up an account BEFORE the event
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon During the Event • Consider offering a 1 hour “How-To” session prior to your event • Have experienced editors on hand to help newbies • There will always be tech issues- be prepared • Designate people or an area folks can go for help • Take pictures – get permission – post to Wikimedia Commons
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon Post Event • Write a report – what you did right, wrong – if you do this again • Thank everyone involved • Get a list of the articles edited or created. Be sure to include these on your Event page.
    • Setting up the Edit-A-Thon Social Media • Use Social Media! • Register your event #Hashtag on TWUBS • Post your #Hashtag before, during and after your event and encourage everone to use it • After the event, create a STORIFY
    • UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2014 Case Study • On Saturday, April 26th 2014 The University of Delaware held it’s first Wikipedia Edit-A- Thon. • Theme: Women & People of Color
    • UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2014 Case Study • First time event • Over 50 people attended • More then ½ - first time users • Faculty, staff, grad & undergrad students • Community members
    • UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2014 Case Study Content provided by: • UD’s Colored Conventions Project (#CoCoWiki) • UD’s Emancipation Project Event Sponsors: UD ISE Lab UD College of Arts & Sciences IHRC UD Department of History & History Media Center UD Department of English UD Morris Library
    • UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2014 Case Study Our Team: Jim Casey, English Ph.D. candidate jccasey@udel.edu @jimccasey1 Audrey Hamelers, Digital Humanities Librarian hamelers@udel.edu @shockandaudrey Jordan Howell, English Ph.D. candidate jmhowell@udel.edu @JordanMHowell Tracy Jentzsch, Media Specialist, Dept. of History jentzsch@udel.edu @Tracy_Jentzsch@MMOckerbloom Workshop Presenter: Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian-in-Residence, Chemical Heritage Foundation MOckerbloom@chemheritage.org @MMOckerbloom
    • UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2014 Case Study Our Wikipedia Event Page Wikipedia:Meetup/University of Delaware/April 2014 Colored Conventions