Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Resources
Tracy H. Jentzsch, M.A.
Media Specialist, University of Delaware
tracyjentzsch@gmail.com @...
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...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
Event Pages
Creating a Wikipedia MeetUp SubPage:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup
...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
Attendees
• Create a simple sign up – like EventBrite
• Invite local Wikipedia Users
• Contact ...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
Advertise
• Use Social Media
• Submit to SignPost (Wikipedia’s
Newsletter)
• Blog about it (or ...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
Pre-Event
• Create a list of material for people to
work on
• Sign people in, capture data
• Pu...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
During the Event
• Consider offering a 1 hour “How-To”
session prior to your event
• Have exper...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
Post Event
• Write a report – what you did right, wrong –
if you do this again
• Thank everyone...
Setting up the Edit-A-Thon
Social Media
• Use Social Media!
• Register your event #Hashtag on TWUBS
• Post your #Hashtag b...
UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
2014 Case Study
• On Saturday, April 26th 2014 The University
of Delaware held it’s first Wikiped...
UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
2014 Case Study
• First time event
• Over 50 people attended
• More then ½ - first time users
• F...
UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
2014 Case Study
Content provided by:
• UD’s Colored Conventions Project
(#CoCoWiki)
• UD’s Emanci...
UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
2014 Case Study
Our Team:
Jim Casey, English Ph.D. candidate
jccasey@udel.edu @jimccasey1
Audrey ...
UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
2014 Case Study
Our Wikipedia Event Page
Wikipedia:Meetup/University of Delaware/April 2014 Color...
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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: How To, 2014

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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.

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: How To, 2014

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Evaluating Evaluating Wikipedia brochure.pdf Tracing the evolution and evaluating the quality of articles
  3. 3. Editing Editing Wikipedia brochure.pdf Basic introduction to how to edit Wikipedia
  4. 4. Illustrating Illustrating Wikipedia brochure.pdf Introducing newcomers to Wikimedia Commons and how they can contribute to it
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. UD Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2014 Case Study Our Wikipedia Event Page Wikipedia:Meetup/University of Delaware/April 2014 Colored Conventions

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