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Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
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Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon

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  • 1. Women in the ArtsMeetup &WikipediaEdit-a-thon#wia13 March 29, 2013 - Archives of American Art
  • 2. PART 1: HOW WIKIPEDIA WORKS, ANDWHY LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, &MUSEUMS SHOULD CARE
  • 3. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia Free as in beer & free as in speech; no advertising Created and maintained by volunteers Supported by the Wikimedia Foundation “A hybrid of tool and community” All edits/versions are recorded indefinitely 4 million+ articles, 285 languages
  • 4. Biggest. Encyclopedia. Ever.Encyclopedia Number of ArticlesEnglish Wikipedia 4,168,694Encyclopedia Britannica (online) 120,000Encyclopedia Britannica (print, 2002) 65,000 Size of English Wikipedia (August 2010) if it were printed and bound
  • 5. Monthly Visitors to SmithsonianWebsites vs. Wikipedia.org 500,000,000 450,000,000 400,000,000 350,000,000 300,000,000 250,000,000 visitors to all si.edu sites 200,000,000 visitors to 150,000,000 wikipedia.org 100,000,000 50,000,000 0 Oct. Dec. Feb. Apr. 11 11 Jun. 12 12 12
  • 6. What or who merits an article on Wikipedia?If a person or topic has receivedsignificant coverage in reliable sourcesthat are independent of thesubject, then it is deemed “notable,”and may merit its own Wikipediaarticle.See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
  • 7. Core Wikipedia Policies Neutral Point of View Verifiability reliable sources, cited correctly No “original research” i.e. unpublished data, opinions, speculation Assume good faith towards other editors Avoid conflict of interest (i.e. editing page about self, boss) See Wikipedia: Policies and guidelines
  • 8. WikiProjectsWikiProjects = venues on Wikipedia where editors coordinate coverage around a particular field or topicReal examples:WikiProject ArchitectureWikiProject FungiWikiProject Visual ArtsWikiProject Martial ArtsWikiProject FeminismWikiProject District of Columbia Lactarius indigo, Dan Molter [CC-BY-SA-3.0]
  • 9. GLAM-Wiki Project:A Global Network and Community
  • 10. Wikipedia & GLAMs: a relationshipof mutual benefitWikipedia benefits from GLAM resources andpeople, resulting in better articles and higherquality of sources citedGLAMs benefit from having information abouttheir collections available to a much largeraudience
  • 11. The research process in action: GLAM Google Wikipedia websiteWikipedia is frequently amidpoint, not an endpoint
  • 12. Benefits to the public too!Online researchers & students benefit fromconsulting better quality, authoritativeWikipedia articlesEditors benefit from the learning experience ofresearching, writing and collaborating on articles
  • 13. PART 2: ANATOMY OF AN ARTICLE
  • 14. 3 Standard Parts of a Typical ArticleLead section  Summary paragraphs—should read like an abstract, summarizing the article as a whole  Table of Contents  Infobox, an image (maybe)Main body  Up to 4 levels of sub-sections (think h2, h3, etc.)Closing sections  See also, References, Notes  Bibliography, Further reading, External links  Categories, interwiki links
  • 15. Template: Infobox Artist{{Infobox artist| name = Louise Nevelson| image = Louise and Neith Nevelson.jpg| imagesize = 250px| caption = Louise Nevelson and granddaughter [[Neith Nevelson]]| birth_name = Leah Berliawsky| birth_date = {{birth date |1899|9|23|}}| birth_place =[[Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi|Perislav]], [[Poltava Governorate]], [[Russian Empire]]| death_date = {{death date and age |1988|4|17|1899|9|23|}}| death_place = New York City| nationality = American| field = Sculpture}}
  • 16. Directdata fromWikipedia
  • 17. PART 3: LETS START EDITING!
  • 18. Creating a user account Sharing an account is not allowed, so you should not create an account for your organization You can edit without an account, but your IP address is recorded (less privacy, in the end) User name: real name or pseudonym up to you Other advantages of an account: • A record of your work builds credibility • Ability to create/rename articles, upload images • More likely to receive help from others
  • 19. Creating a user page Can be as personal or impersonal as you want Can state which WikiProjects you belong to, show awards (Barnstars) that you have received from the community Good place to put a conflict of interest statement for GLAM employees
  • 20. Conflict of interest statement for GLAM employee user pageConflict of Interest Statement I, User: [username here], am an employee of [your institution], and a cultural institution per Wikiproject:GLAM. I accept the editing conditions specified at that page. I will not make any edits that would not be beneficial to the goals of Wikipedia. My main edits will tend to consist of the following activities: – Example1 – Example2 I will modify my editing behavior based on problems cited by other editors or if my editing conflicts with other Wikipedia guidelines. I ask that other editors do not hesitate to contact me, via my user talk page, if I appear to be going against this declaration. [sign here]
  • 21. Creating a user sandboxA sandbox is a place to experiment. If your sandbox link is red, click on it to create the page.You can make multiple sub-sandboxes by adding another / after sandbox and adding a new directory nameKeep search engines at bay with {{Userspace draft}}
  • 22. User Talk pages New posts go at the bottom Users may reply either on your talk page, or on the page where you posted When you post something, always sign your name by clicking or typing ~~~~ You can choose to be notified by email when someone posts to your talk page See Help: Using talk pages
  • 23. Article Talk pages Work very much the same way as user talk pages A place for editors to discuss the topic Give you a good feel about whether or not the article has issues, controversies If you feel that part of an article has problems or errors, this is a place where you can make suggestions instead of editing it yourself
  • 24. Watchlist & ContributionsMy watchlist - see the latest changes in your watched articles (Tip: Atom feed link left nav column, get updates instantly in your feed reader or email client)My contributions – a record of your edits
  • 25. Editing Wiki Markup• What you see is not what you get• Use the buttons or type in the markup by hand• Find the “cheat sheet” by typing WP:CHEAT into the search box, or save this PDF to your computer
  • 26. Creating or Editing an ArticleNEW:Search (unsuccessfully) then click on the resulting redlink to create the page“Submit for review” is not required for registered editorsEXISTING:“Edit this page” tab edits the whole article“*edit+” links appear in major section headings See also: Wikipedia:Creating an article
  • 27. Adding sources (cite templates)1st mention of source<ref name=aaa>{{cite web|title=A Finding Aid to the Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968|url=http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/macbeth- gallery-records-9703/more|publisher=Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution|accessdate=15 February 2013}}</ref>2nd mention of source<ref name=aaa />References1. "A Finding Aid to the Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968". Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  • 28. Action!1. Try adding a reference to your sandbox2. Preview & save – don’t forget the edit summary
  • 29. Images: Wikimedia Commons vs.“Non-free Use” rationale• Wikimedia Commons image – commons.wikimedia.org – Example: Teton Range (Ansel Adams photo)• Non-free image – en.wikipedia.org – Example: Look Mickey
  • 30. Share the WikiLove!
  • 31. Don’t be scared, & don’t doubt the value of yourcontributions.You can’t break it (all edits can be reverted).The more you edit, the more you learn.

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