ADVANCED
EDITING

IKIPEDIA
Today
1 hr
• Templates, references and citations
• Tables, categories, other useful tools
•
Break
1 hr
• •Data Tools
Break...
Wikipedia is becoming increasingly:

sophisticated
user friendly
data- oriented
Before we get started:
Open a few Wikipedia article pages to use
as references during our DEMOs

Emphasison WikiProjects a...
References and Citations
First Off… User Preferences
• Apperance, Gadgets, etc.
• Enable Twinkle Templates- article maintenance
Templates
• What is a template?
• Finding Templates in Directories, Categories, Portals

Sources for Citation Templates
•W...
Demos: Citation Templates
• {{cite book}}

• [[Don’t just say it,
prove it]]

• {{cite web}}

• {{cite journal}}
• {{cite ...
Other Languages in Wikipedia
•Differences in source citations across different language
Wikipedias
Tables, Templates, Categories
Tables and Boxes
•When are tables are appropriate?
•Finding Table and box templates

{| class="wikitable"
|- ! Header text...
Hands on Table Editing
• [[Help:Table]]
• [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Tables]]
Lists
• Different Types

of Bullets
<br>
• List Articles
• [[WikiProject:

Lists]]
• [[Wikipedia:

Manual of
Style/Lists]]
Columns
Go to [[Template:Columns-list]]
Option 1:
{{columns-list|number of columns|
*text
*(usually a list)
}}
Option 2:
{...
Interwiki Links and Invisible Links
HANDS-ON
• Sandbox Task:

Make a link to the
article for “US
History/Age of
Invention ...
DEMO: Re-directs
• To create a basic redirect manually, set #REDIRECT

[[target page name here]] as the only body text of ...
Categorization
• Creating categories
• Adding pages to categories
• Creating subcategories
• [[WikiProject Categories]]
• ...
Infoboxes: Structured Data
[[WikiProject: Infoboxes]]
Coordinates and Maps in Infoboxes
Hands On: Add coordinates and location maps into Infoboxes
1. Search for map template
2....
Hands On: Adding
information to infoboxes
Edit the Infoboxfor your institution or for the
president or founder of your ins...
Break
Data Tools
PERSONDATA
• A hidden template used to store biographical information

as metadata
• Wouldn’t you know it there’s a WikiPr...
PERSONDATA CONTD:
• Go to [[Special:Mypage/skin.css]] (this will bring up the

custom CSS page for whichever skin you are ...
Authority Control
• Automation- do I need to participate or will the bots do the

work?
• 300,000 linkstoVIAFfromWikipedia...
Brand New: RAMP Editor
University of Miami Libraries,
October, 2013
RAMP Editor DEMO
http://rampeditor.info/
DBPedia
•Extracts structured information from Wikipedia
•Different utility packages offering different classes of
extracti...
DBPedia Demo:
Creating a
Query
Wikimetrics
•Generate data on editing activities of groups “cohorts”
•Use for Edit-a-Thons, trainings, events to measure t...
WikimetricsDemo
https://metrics.wmflabs.org/
WikiDatawww.wikidata.org
•Managing and adding
interlanguage links into
a central
database(semiautomated)
•Migrating infobo...
Break
Talk and Communication
Edit Wars vs. Discussion
• Not every edit revert is an edit-war
• Wikipedia is not about winning
• Improve rather than del...
Talk, Article Improvement
• Writing within discourse communities.
• Check the relevant Wikiprojects for style guides.

Dri...
Cite policy as much as possible:
• WP:BIO (Biography, Notability)
• WP:CORP (organizations and companies, Notability)
• WP...
Talk pages
• New sections
• Cascading text
• Signatures
• Move conversation if it would be more relevant on another

page
...
Article Vandalism
• Patroll recent changes
• Check the edit history to make sure you're reverting to a

"clean" version of...
Deletion Process :AfD (Articles for
Deletion)
• Variety of maintenance templates

[[Category:Wikipedia maintenance templat...
Organized Efforts and Big Picture
What is a Wikiproject?
• Topic coordination, larger conversations about coverage

of topics on Wikipedia
• Setting goals a...
WikiProjectBannering
• DEMO: banneringrelated article talk pages
• {{WikiProject New York|class=|importance=}}
• Article C...
Creating a WikiProject
• [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory]]
• Propose a Wikiproject through the WikiProject Counc...
Wikisource and WikiBooks
• Release documents/texts
• Wikisource- upload to Wikimedia Commons as PDF or

SVG, then upload f...
Wikisource EX: HP Lovecraft
Wikipedia Illustrated
Representations
of “Doppelganger
in different
language
Wikipedia articles
Big Picture
Recent challenges
• GLAM-Wiki is still not incorporated into Wikimedia Foundation-

lack of funding, but also problems wit...
Gender Gap in Wikipedia
• Emphasizing social impact of editing

• WikiProject Women’s History
• WikiWomen’s Collaborative
...
Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop

479 views

Published on

Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop at METRO 11/21/13

Published in: Education, Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
479
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Advanced Wikipedia Editing Workshop

  1. 1. ADVANCED EDITING IKIPEDIA
  2. 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. 3. Wikipedia is becoming increasingly: sophisticated user friendly data- oriented
  4. 4. Before we get started: Open a few Wikipedia article pages to use as references during our DEMOs Emphasison WikiProjects and navigation
  5. 5. References and Citations
  6. 6. First Off… User Preferences • Apperance, Gadgets, etc. • Enable Twinkle Templates- article maintenance
  7. 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. 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. 9. Other Languages in Wikipedia •Differences in source citations across different language Wikipedias
  10. 10. Tables, Templates, Categories
  11. 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. 12. Hands on Table Editing • [[Help:Table]] • [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Tables]]
  13. 13. Lists • Different Types of Bullets <br> • List Articles • [[WikiProject: Lists]] • [[Wikipedia: Manual of Style/Lists]]
  14. 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. 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. 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. 17. Categorization • Creating categories • Adding pages to categories • Creating subcategories • [[WikiProject Categories]] • [[Wikipedia:Categories for Discussion]] = deleting, merging, renaming categories
  18. 18. Infoboxes: Structured Data [[WikiProject: Infoboxes]]
  19. 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. 20. Hands On: Adding information to infoboxes Edit the Infoboxfor your institution or for the president or founder of your institution
  21. 21. Break
  22. 22. Data Tools
  23. 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. 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. 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. 26. Brand New: RAMP Editor University of Miami Libraries, October, 2013
  27. 27. RAMP Editor DEMO http://rampeditor.info/
  28. 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. 29. DBPedia Demo: Creating a Query
  30. 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. 31. WikimetricsDemo https://metrics.wmflabs.org/
  32. 32. WikiDatawww.wikidata.org •Managing and adding interlanguage links into a central database(semiautomated) •Migrating infobox information to interlanguage articles •Possible incorporation of Authority Control, other UIDs
  33. 33. Break
  34. 34. Talk and Communication
  35. 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. 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. 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. 38. Talk pages • New sections • Cascading text • Signatures • Move conversation if it would be more relevant on another page • Watch talk pages DEMO
  39. 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. 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. 41. Organized Efforts and Big Picture
  42. 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. 43. WikiProjectBannering • DEMO: banneringrelated article talk pages • {{WikiProject New York|class=|importance=}} • Article Classes: • FA, A, GA, B, C, Start, Stub,
  44. 44. Creating a WikiProject • [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory]] • Propose a Wikiproject through the WikiProject Council
  45. 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. 46. Wikisource EX: HP Lovecraft
  47. 47. Wikipedia Illustrated Representations of “Doppelganger in different language Wikipedia articles
  48. 48. Big Picture
  49. 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. 50. Gender Gap in Wikipedia • Emphasizing social impact of editing • WikiProject Women’s History • WikiWomen’s Collaborative • Wikipedia Teahouse • FOSS Outreach Program for Women

×