Why we are holding the edit-a-thon … In order to prepare for the ROM’s centennial, we are striving to add content relevant to the history of the ROM. We have chosen to focus on the Chinese Galleries since two early supporters of the ROM, George Crofts and Bishop White helped build the Museum’s impressive collections of Chinese art and archaeology.
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Royal Ontario Museum's first Edit a-thon
Welcome to the First Ever
The Edit-a-thon will run from 9am until 5pm
9am to10am –Introduction
10am to11am –Tour of Chinese Galleries
11am to 12pm –Wikipedia Basics
12pm to 1pm –Lunch at Druxy’s ROM Café
1pm to 5pm –Research and Writing
No Food is Allowed in the H. H. Mu Far Eastern
Drinks must have lids or be kept in Room 601
The ROM Images Database is under copyright
therefore these images cannot be used for Wikipedia
Please stay with the group at all times
To create a sense of unity and collaboration among E-
To learn Wikipedia Basics
To write articles that relate to the Chinese Galleries
To have fun learning how to edit and write articles
To prepare for the ROM’s Centennial
To clarify any confusion regarding E-volunteering
-Name and Wikipedia Username
-Basic Information About Yourself/Fun Fact
-Your Interest in Volunteering
-Knowledge of Wikipedia
-What you hope to gain from the event
-Any Question or Concerns
Five Pillars of Wikipedia
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia.
Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view.
Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit, use,
modify, and distribute.
Editors should treat each other with respect and
Wikipedia does not have firm rules.
Neutral Point of View
No Original Research
Your First Article
Try editing existing articles first to get a feel for writing
and using Wikipedia’s mark up language
Gather references beforehand
Consider requesting feedback
Consider creating the article first in your user space
Personally, I write content before than then worry
about the wikicode/ markup
Look at other articles for guidance!