Welcome to the First Ever
ROM Edit-a-thon!
August 16th
, 2013.
Event Basics
The Edit-a-thon will run from 9am until 5pm
Schedule
9am to10am –Introduction
10am to11am –Tour of Chinese Ga...
Rules/Restrictions
No Food is Allowed in the H. H. Mu Far Eastern
Library
Drinks must have lids or be kept in Room 601
The...
Goals
To create a sense of unity and collaboration among E-
volunteers
To learn Wikipedia Basics
To write articles that re...
Introductions
E-Volunteering Team
E-volunteers
-Name and Wikipedia Username
-Basic Information About Yourself/Fun Fact
-Yo...
Wikipedia Basics
A Brief Tutorial
Five Pillars of Wikipedia
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia.
Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view.
Wikipedia is fr...
Policies
Neutral Point of View
No Original Research
Verifiability
Wikipedia Tutorial:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial
Your First Article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Your_first_article
Tips
Try editing existing articles first to get a feel for writing
and using Wikipedia’s mark up language
Gather reference...
Article Wizard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Article_wizard
Questions?
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  • 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.
  • Wikipedia is an encyclopedia : It combines many features of general and specialized encyclopedias,  almanacs , and  gazetteers .  Wikipedia is not  a  soapbox , an  advertising platform , a  vanity press , an experiment in  anarchy  or democracy , an  indiscriminate collection of information , or a web  directory . It is not a  dictionary , a  newspaper , or a collection of  source documents .   Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view : We strive for articles that document and explain the major points of view , giving  due weight  with respect to their prominence in an impartial tone. We avoid advocacy and we characterize information and issues rather than debate them. In some areas there may be just one well-recognized point of view; in others, we describe multiple points of view, presenting each accurately and in context rather than as "the truth" or "the best view". All  articles  must strive for verifiable accuracy , citing  reliable, authoritative sources , especially when the topic is controversial or a  living person . Editors'  personal experiences, interpretations, or opinions  do not belong.   Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit, use, modify, and distribute : Since all editors  freely license their work to the public , no editor  owns an article  and any contributions can and will be mercilessly edited and redistributed. Respect  copyright  laws, and never plagiarize  from sources.   Editors should treat each other with respect and civility : Respect your fellow  Wikipedians , even when you disagree. Apply Wikipedia etiquette , and avoid  personal attacks . Seek  consensus , avoid  edit wars , and  never disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a point . Act in good faith, and  assume good faith  on the part of others. Be open and  welcoming to newcomers . If a conflict arises, discuss it calmly on the nearest talk pages , follow dispute resolution, and remember that there are 4,306,178 articles on the English Wikipedia to work on and discuss.   Wikipedia does not have firm rules : Wikipedia has policies and guidelines, but they are not carved in stone; their content and interpretation can evolve over time. Their principles and spirit matter more than their literal wording, and sometimes improving Wikipedia requires making an exception. Be bold, but not reckless, in updating articles and do not agonize about making mistakes. Every past version of a page is saved, so any mistakes can be easily corrected.
  • These are Wikipedia’s three core content policies These three core policies jointly determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in Wikipedia articles. Because these policies work in harmony, they should not be interpreted in isolation from one another, and editors should try to familiarize themselves with all three. The principles upon which this policy is based cannot be superseded by other policies or guidelines, or by editor consensus. Achieving what the Wikipedia community understands as neutrality means carefully and critically analyzing a variety of reliable sources and then attempting to convey to the reader the information contained in them fairly, proportionately, and as far as possible without bias. Wikipedia aims to describe disputes, but not engage in them. Editors, while naturally having their own points of view, should strive in good faith to provide complete information, and not to promote one particular point of view over another. As such, the neutral point of view does not mean exclusion of certain points of view, but including all verifiable points of view which have sufficient due weight. Wikipedia articles must not contain original research. The phrase "original research" (OR) is used on Wikipedia to refer to material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist. This includes any analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position not advanced by the sources. To demonstrate that you are not adding OR, you must be able to cite reliable, published sources that are directly related to the topic of the article, and directly support the material being presented. The prohibition against OR means that all material added to articles must be attributable to a reliable published source, even if not actually attributed. The verifiability policy says that an inline citation to a reliable source must be provided for all quotations, and for anything challenged or likely to be challenged—but a source must exist even for material that is never challenged. Despite the need to attribute content to reliable sources, you must not plagiarize them or violate their copyrights. Articles should be written in your own words while substantially retaining the meaning of the source material. In Wikipedia, verifiability means that people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that the information comes from a reliable source. Wikipedia does not publish original research. Its content is determined by previously published information rather than the beliefs or experiences of its editors. Even if you're sure something is true, it must be verifiable before you can add it. When reliable sources disagree, present what the various sources say, give each side its due weight, and maintain a neutral point of view. All material in Wikipedia main space, including everything in articles, lists and captions, must be verifiable. All quotations, and any material whose verifiability has been challenged or is likely to be challenged, must include an inline citation that directly supports the material. Any material that needs a source but does not have one may be removed.
  • Royal Ontario Museum's first Edit a-thon

    1. 1. Welcome to the First Ever ROM Edit-a-thon! August 16th , 2013.
    2. 2. Event Basics The Edit-a-thon will run from 9am until 5pm Schedule 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
    3. 3. Rules/Restrictions No Food is Allowed in the H. H. Mu Far Eastern Library 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 articles Please stay with the group at all times
    4. 4. Goals To create a sense of unity and collaboration among E- volunteers 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
    5. 5. Introductions E-Volunteering Team E-volunteers -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
    6. 6. Wikipedia Basics A Brief Tutorial
    7. 7. 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 civility. Wikipedia does not have firm rules.
    8. 8. Policies Neutral Point of View No Original Research Verifiability
    9. 9. Wikipedia Tutorial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial
    10. 10. Your First Article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Your_first_article
    11. 11. Tips 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!
    12. 12. Article Wizard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Article_wizard
    13. 13. Questions?

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