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IA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


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This deck is a training presentation for the 2017 IA Summit session on editing wikipedia. The session was a working edit-a-thon and the deck was presented as a guide for attendees to access as needed. Slide 2 of this deck has links to the event dashboard and a list of diversity groups at Wikipedia. I also gave a talk at this conference on diversity and inclusion programs at Wikipedia and referenced a number of active user groups related to supporting diversity in Wikipedia. Attendees at the edit-a-thon were encouraged to either work on information architecture related content selected in the event dashboard, or a diversity project of their choice. Much of the content in this deck is from the Art + Feminism training guide.

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IA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

  1. 1. IA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Join WikiProjects Information Architecture and Help Make IA (and your favorite topics) Discoverable Noreen Y. Whysel, COO, Decision Fish Wikipedia User:nwhysel #IAwikipedia #ias17
  2. 2. • Wikipedia Login — Sign In or create an account • IA and Wikipedia Editathon — Event Dashboard passcode: IAWikipedia • Wikipedia:Meetup - List of Diversity Groups • 2017 IAS Wikipedia Training IA Wikipedia Editathon - Get Started
  3. 3. • Introduction: Cybersecurity on Wikipedia • Creating an Account • Anatomy of a Wikipedia Page: "Talk", "Read", "Edit", and "View History“ • Making Simple Edits • Userpages • Working in the Sandbox • Putting in Citations • Additional Ways to Contribute • Copyright and Wikipedia • Basic Rules • Asking for Help and Resolving Disputes Training Guides
  4. 4. TRAINING OUTLINE: LINKS TO KEEP OPENTraining: Helpful Links Guide to Contributing to Wikipedia: Wiki Markup Cheat Sheet: WikiProject: Information Architecture IA Ongoing Tasks: ngoing_Tasks
  5. 5. • Do not copy-paste text from a website directly into Wikipedia. Paraphrasing and citation is necessary. • Most of Wikipedia's text and many of its images are co- licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) . Copyright and Wikipedia
  6. 6. Wikipedia Conduct Policies ⬜ Civility ⬜ Clean start ⬜ Consensus ⬜ Dispute resolution ⬜ Edit warring ⬜ Editing policy ⬜ Harassment ⬜ No personal attacks ⬜ Ownership of articles ⬜ Sock puppetry ⬜ Username policy ⬜ Vandalism
  7. 7. Neutral point of view – All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing significant views fairly, proportionately and without bias. Basic Rules: Core Content Policies
  8. 8. Verifiability – Material challenged or likely to be challenged, and all quotations, must be attributed to a reliable, published source. In Wikipedia, verifiability means that people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that information comes from a reliable source. Basic Rules: Core Content Policies
  9. 9. No original research – Wikipedia does not publish original thought: all material in Wikipedia must be attributable to a reliable, published source. Articles may not contain any new analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position not clearly advanced by the sources. BASIC RULES: CORE CONTENT POLICIES Basic Rules: Core Content Policies
  10. 10. If you think you have a Conflict Of Interest (COI), don’t create the article, post that someone else should create it on a related talk page. Basic Rules: Conflict of Interest
  11. 11. If available, academic and peer-reviewed publications are usually the most reliable sources. Other reliable sources include: • university-level textbooks • books published by respected publishing houses • magazines • journals • mainstream newspapers More information here: counts_as_a_reliable_source Basic Rules: Reliable Source
  12. 12. BASIC RULES: NOTABILITY What if notability guidelines reproduce structural sexism and racism? How can we address and amend this? Basic Rules: Notability
  13. 13. BASIC RULES: NOTABILITY Content Guidelines ⬜ Cite sources ⬜ Do not create hoaxes ⬜ No full text of primary sources ⬜ Identify reliable sources ⬜ No plagiarism ⬜ No patent nonsense
  14. 14. • Post a question on the talk page of another Wikipedia User's talk page. • Ask a question to the Wikipedia Teahouse question board. • Resolving disputes; Wikipedia:Dispute resolution, Wikipedia:Etiquette, Wikipedia:Staying cool when the editing gets hot. • Email with specific Wikipedia editing questions if you can't find what you need on Wikipedia Asking for Help and Resolving Disputes
  15. 15. THANK YOU! // What Now? ⬜ Join WikiProject Information Architecture ⬜ Find an article in need of improvement and add it to WikiProject Information Architecture or pick one from the project list. ⬜ Tag the Talk page of an article with the WikiProject Information Architecture category. [[Category:WikiProject_Information_Architecture]] ⬜ Research citations on a person or topic that interests you. ⬜ Suggest citations or content on the Talk page of an article. ⬜ Fix typos and grammatical errors on existing articles. ⬜ If you are feeling bold, create a new article. ⬜ Ask for help if you need it! ⬜ Are You Hooked? Find a Wikipedia Meetup near you at: