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Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop


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Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop at METRO 11/21/13

Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop at METRO 11/21/13

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  • 2. Today 1 hr • Templates, references and citations • Tables, categories, other useful tools • Break 1 hr • •Data Tools Break 1 hr • •Talk and communication with other editors • •Wikimedia Foundation and WikiProjects
  • 3. Wikipedia is becoming increasingly: sophisticated user friendly data- oriented
  • 4. Before we get started: Open a few Wikipedia article pages to use as references during our DEMOs Emphasison WikiProjects and navigation
  • 5. References and Citations
  • 6. First Off… User Preferences • Apperance, Gadgets, etc. • Enable Twinkle Templates- article maintenance
  • 7. Templates • What is a template? • Finding Templates in Directories, Categories, Portals Sources for Citation Templates •WikiprojectBibliographies •Wikiproject Fact and Reference Check •Wikiproject References •Wikiproject Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons
  • 8. Demos: Citation Templates • {{cite book}} • [[Don’t just say it, prove it]] • {{cite web}} • {{cite journal}} • {{cite news}} • {{OCLC:5647325048}} • Fill in as much as possible •WikiprojectBibliographi es#Using citation templates
  • 9. Other Languages in Wikipedia •Differences in source citations across different language Wikipedias
  • 10. Tables, Templates, Categories
  • 11. Tables and Boxes •When are tables are appropriate? •Finding Table and box templates {| class="wikitable" |- ! Header text !! Header text !! Header text || Example || Example || Example || Example || Example || Example || Example || Example || Example |}
  • 12. Hands on Table Editing • [[Help:Table]] • [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Tables]]
  • 13. Lists • Different Types of Bullets <br> • List Articles • [[WikiProject: Lists]] • [[Wikipedia: Manual of Style/Lists]]
  • 14. Columns Go to [[Template:Columns-list]] Option 1: {{columns-list|number of columns| *text *(usually a list) }} Option 2: {{columns-list|colwidth=width| *text *(usually a list) }}
  • 15. Interwiki Links and Invisible Links HANDS-ON • Sandbox Task: Make a link to the article for “US History/Age of Invention and Gilded Age” that is in Wikibooks
  • 16. DEMO: Re-directs • To create a basic redirect manually, set #REDIRECT [[target page name here]] as the only body text of the page. • For instance, if you were redirecting from "UK" to “United Kingdom”, this would be the entire body of the “UK” page. #REDIRECT [[United Kingdom]]
  • 17. Categorization • Creating categories • Adding pages to categories • Creating subcategories • [[WikiProject Categories]] • [[Wikipedia:Categories for Discussion]] = deleting, merging, renaming categories
  • 18. Infoboxes: Structured Data [[WikiProject: Infoboxes]]
  • 19. Coordinates and Maps in Infoboxes Hands On: Add coordinates and location maps into Infoboxes 1. Search for map template 2. Map templates with coordinates will put bullet spots on maps when you enter in a location’s coordinates • [[Template:Location map]] • EX: [[Template:Locationmap United StatesManhattan]] • [[Category:Location map templates]] • [[WikiProject Maps]]
  • 20. Hands On: Adding information to infoboxes Edit the Infoboxfor your institution or for the president or founder of your institution
  • 21. Break
  • 22. Data Tools
  • 23. PERSONDATA • A hidden template used to store biographical information as metadata • Wouldn’t you know it there’s a WikiProject: Persondata • To view Persondata, you must tinker with your account settings …
  • 24. PERSONDATA CONTD: • Go to [[Special:Mypage/skin.css]] (this will bring up the custom CSS page for whichever skin you are using.) • Copy-paste the following into your skin.css: table.persondata {display:table !important;}. If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or earlier, copy and paste this variation instead: table.persondata {display:block;}. • Save the page and bypass your browser's cache. This can be achieved in Internet Explorer by pressing Ctrl+F5.
  • 25. Authority Control • Automation- do I need to participate or will the bots do the work? • 300,000 linkstoVIAFfromWikipedia. • Talk of adding Authority Control into Infoboxes to make it more structured within WikiData • [[WikiProject: Unique Identifiers]] DEMO • {{Authority control| GND=118813250|LCCN=n/79/63767|VIAF=97113511}}
  • 26. Brand New: RAMP Editor University of Miami Libraries, October, 2013
  • 27. RAMP Editor DEMO
  • 28. DBPedia •Extracts structured information from Wikipedia •Different utility packages offering different classes of extraction •Modify the dump according to your needs… languages etc. Applications: •Faceted Wikipedia Search •Geo-temporal article searches, visualizations •Graph-based interfaces to explore
  • 29. DBPedia Demo: Creating a Query
  • 30. Wikimetrics •Generate data on editing activities of groups “cohorts” •Use for Edit-a-Thons, trainings, events to measure tangible results •Available data: Edits made, articles added, bytes added •Can run for desired time frame, long term, short term
  • 31. WikimetricsDemo
  • 32. •Managing and adding interlanguage links into a central database(semiautomated) •Migrating infobox information to interlanguage articles •Possible incorporation of Authority Control, other UIDs
  • 33. Break
  • 34. Talk and Communication
  • 35. Edit Wars vs. Discussion • Not every edit revert is an edit-war • Wikipedia is not about winning • Improve rather than delete • Take a long term view • Three-revert rule (3RR) • Next Steps: Dispute Resolution Requests • Request for comment, special noticeboards, request third opinion, formal mediation, arbitration.
  • 36. Talk, Article Improvement • Writing within discourse communities. • Check the relevant Wikiprojects for style guides. Drive-by-tagging Practices • IE: “Citation Needed” {{fact}} • WP:NPOV {{npov}} • Clean-up tags {{stub}} HANDS-ON
  • 37. Cite policy as much as possible: • WP:BIO (Biography, Notability) • WP:CORP (organizations and companies, Notability) • WP:POV and • WP:NPOV (Point of View, Neutral point of view)
  • 38. Talk pages • New sections • Cascading text • Signatures • Move conversation if it would be more relevant on another page • Watch talk pages DEMO
  • 39. Article Vandalism • Patroll recent changes • Check the edit history to make sure you're reverting to a "clean" version of the page. • Check vandal user’s other edits
  • 40. Deletion Process :AfD (Articles for Deletion) • Variety of maintenance templates [[Category:Wikipedia maintenance templates]] • Etiquette • Afd Deletion discussions usually occur for 7 days until an action is made based on consensus
  • 41. Organized Efforts and Big Picture
  • 42. What is a Wikiproject? • Topic coordination, larger conversations about coverage of topics on Wikipedia • Setting goals about improving article class, article review and assessment • Gather advice about how to apply Wikipedia's policies, guidelines, and essays to their specific subject area • Wikiprojects Vs. GLAM-Wiki
  • 43. WikiProjectBannering • DEMO: banneringrelated article talk pages • {{WikiProject New York|class=|importance=}} • Article Classes: • FA, A, GA, B, C, Start, Stub,
  • 44. Creating a WikiProject • [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory]] • Propose a Wikiproject through the WikiProject Council
  • 45. Wikisource and WikiBooks • Release documents/texts • Wikisource- upload to Wikimedia Commons as PDF or SVG, then upload from Commons to Wikisource. DEMO • Downsides:Wikisource does not accept annotations, translations.
  • 46. Wikisource EX: HP Lovecraft
  • 47. Wikipedia Illustrated Representations of “Doppelganger in different language Wikipedia articles
  • 48. Big Picture
  • 49. Recent challenges • GLAM-Wiki is still not incorporated into Wikimedia Foundation- lack of funding, but also problems with paid editing • MIT study- there has been a recent drop in editors and retainment • Widely dispersed learning resources for beginners • Visual Editor Debate • Articles are Western focused
  • 50. Gender Gap in Wikipedia • Emphasizing social impact of editing • WikiProject Women’s History • WikiWomen’s Collaborative • Wikipedia Teahouse • FOSS Outreach Program for Women