Women in the ArtsMeetup &WikipediaEdit-a-thon#wia13 March 29, 2013 - Archives of American Art
PART 1: HOW WIKIPEDIA WORKS, ANDWHY LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, &MUSEUMS SHOULD CARE
Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia Free as in beer & free as in speech; no  advertising Created and maintained by voluntee...
Biggest. Encyclopedia. Ever.Encyclopedia                                       Number of ArticlesEnglish Wikipedia        ...
Monthly Visitors to SmithsonianWebsites vs. Wikipedia.org 500,000,000 450,000,000 400,000,000 350,000,000 300,000,000 250,...
What or who merits an article       on Wikipedia?If a person or topic has receivedsignificant coverage in reliable sources...
Core Wikipedia Policies Neutral Point of View Verifiability  reliable sources, cited correctly No “original research”  ...
WikiProjectsWikiProjects = venues on Wikipedia where editors  coordinate coverage around a particular field or topicReal e...
GLAM-Wiki Project:A Global Network and Community
Wikipedia & GLAMs: a relationshipof mutual benefitWikipedia benefits from GLAM resources andpeople, resulting in better ar...
The research process in action:                         GLAM   Google    Wikipedia                         websiteWikipedi...
Benefits to the public too!Online researchers & students benefit fromconsulting better quality, authoritativeWikipedia art...
PART 2: ANATOMY OF AN ARTICLE
3 Standard Parts of a Typical ArticleLead section    Summary paragraphs—should read like an      abstract, summarizing th...
Template: Infobox Artist{{Infobox artist| name        = Louise Nevelson| image       = Louise and Neith Nevelson.jpg| imag...
Directdata fromWikipedia
PART 3: LETS START EDITING!
Creating a user account Sharing an account is not allowed, so you should not  create an account for your organization Yo...
Creating a user page Can be as personal or impersonal as you want Can state which WikiProjects you belong to, show  awar...
Conflict of interest statement for       GLAM employee user pageConflict of Interest Statement  I, User: [username here], ...
Creating a user sandboxA sandbox is a place to experiment. If your sandbox link is   red, click on it to create the page.Y...
User Talk pages New posts go at the bottom Users may reply either on your talk page, or on the  page where you posted W...
Article Talk pages Work very much the same way as user talk pages A place for editors to discuss the topic Give you a g...
Watchlist & ContributionsMy watchlist - see the latest changes in your watched articles (Tip: Atom feed link left nav colu...
Editing Wiki Markup• What you see is not what you get• Use the buttons or type in the markup by hand• Find the “cheat shee...
Creating or Editing an ArticleNEW:Search (unsuccessfully) then click on the  resulting redlink to create the page“Submit f...
Adding sources (cite templates)1st mention of source<ref name=aaa>{{cite web|title=A Finding Aid to the Macbeth Gallery   ...
Action!1. Try adding a reference to your   sandbox2. Preview & save – don’t forget the   edit summary
Images: Wikimedia Commons vs.“Non-free Use” rationale• Wikimedia Commons image  – commons.wikimedia.org  – Example: Teton ...
Share the WikiLove!
Don’t be scared, & don’t doubt the value of yourcontributions.You can’t break it (all edits can be reverted).The more you ...
Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon
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Intro to Editing Wikipedia - Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon

  1. 1. Women in the ArtsMeetup &WikipediaEdit-a-thon#wia13 March 29, 2013 - Archives of American Art
  2. 2. PART 1: HOW WIKIPEDIA WORKS, ANDWHY LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, &MUSEUMS SHOULD CARE
  3. 3. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia Free as in beer & free as in speech; no advertising Created and maintained by volunteers Supported by the Wikimedia Foundation “A hybrid of tool and community” All edits/versions are recorded indefinitely 4 million+ articles, 285 languages
  4. 4. Biggest. Encyclopedia. Ever.Encyclopedia Number of ArticlesEnglish Wikipedia 4,168,694Encyclopedia Britannica (online) 120,000Encyclopedia Britannica (print, 2002) 65,000 Size of English Wikipedia (August 2010) if it were printed and bound
  5. 5. Monthly Visitors to SmithsonianWebsites vs. Wikipedia.org 500,000,000 450,000,000 400,000,000 350,000,000 300,000,000 250,000,000 visitors to all si.edu sites 200,000,000 visitors to 150,000,000 wikipedia.org 100,000,000 50,000,000 0 Oct. Dec. Feb. Apr. 11 11 Jun. 12 12 12
  6. 6. What or who merits an article on Wikipedia?If a person or topic has receivedsignificant coverage in reliable sourcesthat are independent of thesubject, then it is deemed “notable,”and may merit its own Wikipediaarticle.See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
  7. 7. Core Wikipedia Policies Neutral Point of View Verifiability reliable sources, cited correctly No “original research” i.e. unpublished data, opinions, speculation Assume good faith towards other editors Avoid conflict of interest (i.e. editing page about self, boss) See Wikipedia: Policies and guidelines
  8. 8. WikiProjectsWikiProjects = venues on Wikipedia where editors coordinate coverage around a particular field or topicReal examples:WikiProject ArchitectureWikiProject FungiWikiProject Visual ArtsWikiProject Martial ArtsWikiProject FeminismWikiProject District of Columbia Lactarius indigo, Dan Molter [CC-BY-SA-3.0]
  9. 9. GLAM-Wiki Project:A Global Network and Community
  10. 10. Wikipedia & GLAMs: a relationshipof mutual benefitWikipedia benefits from GLAM resources andpeople, resulting in better articles and higherquality of sources citedGLAMs benefit from having information abouttheir collections available to a much largeraudience
  11. 11. The research process in action: GLAM Google Wikipedia websiteWikipedia is frequently amidpoint, not an endpoint
  12. 12. Benefits to the public too!Online researchers & students benefit fromconsulting better quality, authoritativeWikipedia articlesEditors benefit from the learning experience ofresearching, writing and collaborating on articles
  13. 13. PART 2: ANATOMY OF AN ARTICLE
  14. 14. 3 Standard Parts of a Typical ArticleLead section  Summary paragraphs—should read like an abstract, summarizing the article as a whole  Table of Contents  Infobox, an image (maybe)Main body  Up to 4 levels of sub-sections (think h2, h3, etc.)Closing sections  See also, References, Notes  Bibliography, Further reading, External links  Categories, interwiki links
  15. 15. Template: Infobox Artist{{Infobox artist| name = Louise Nevelson| image = Louise and Neith Nevelson.jpg| imagesize = 250px| caption = Louise Nevelson and granddaughter [[Neith Nevelson]]| birth_name = Leah Berliawsky| birth_date = {{birth date |1899|9|23|}}| birth_place =[[Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi|Perislav]], [[Poltava Governorate]], [[Russian Empire]]| death_date = {{death date and age |1988|4|17|1899|9|23|}}| death_place = New York City| nationality = American| field = Sculpture}}
  16. 16. Directdata fromWikipedia
  17. 17. PART 3: LETS START EDITING!
  18. 18. Creating a user account Sharing an account is not allowed, so you should not create an account for your organization You can edit without an account, but your IP address is recorded (less privacy, in the end) User name: real name or pseudonym up to you Other advantages of an account: • A record of your work builds credibility • Ability to create/rename articles, upload images • More likely to receive help from others
  19. 19. Creating a user page Can be as personal or impersonal as you want Can state which WikiProjects you belong to, show awards (Barnstars) that you have received from the community Good place to put a conflict of interest statement for GLAM employees
  20. 20. Conflict of interest statement for GLAM employee user pageConflict of Interest Statement I, User: [username here], am an employee of [your institution], and a cultural institution per Wikiproject:GLAM. I accept the editing conditions specified at that page. I will not make any edits that would not be beneficial to the goals of Wikipedia. My main edits will tend to consist of the following activities: – Example1 – Example2 I will modify my editing behavior based on problems cited by other editors or if my editing conflicts with other Wikipedia guidelines. I ask that other editors do not hesitate to contact me, via my user talk page, if I appear to be going against this declaration. [sign here]
  21. 21. Creating a user sandboxA sandbox is a place to experiment. If your sandbox link is red, click on it to create the page.You can make multiple sub-sandboxes by adding another / after sandbox and adding a new directory nameKeep search engines at bay with {{Userspace draft}}
  22. 22. User Talk pages New posts go at the bottom Users may reply either on your talk page, or on the page where you posted When you post something, always sign your name by clicking or typing ~~~~ You can choose to be notified by email when someone posts to your talk page See Help: Using talk pages
  23. 23. Article Talk pages Work very much the same way as user talk pages A place for editors to discuss the topic Give you a good feel about whether or not the article has issues, controversies If you feel that part of an article has problems or errors, this is a place where you can make suggestions instead of editing it yourself
  24. 24. Watchlist & ContributionsMy watchlist - see the latest changes in your watched articles (Tip: Atom feed link left nav column, get updates instantly in your feed reader or email client)My contributions – a record of your edits
  25. 25. Editing Wiki Markup• What you see is not what you get• Use the buttons or type in the markup by hand• Find the “cheat sheet” by typing WP:CHEAT into the search box, or save this PDF to your computer
  26. 26. Creating or Editing an ArticleNEW:Search (unsuccessfully) then click on the resulting redlink to create the page“Submit for review” is not required for registered editorsEXISTING:“Edit this page” tab edits the whole article“*edit+” links appear in major section headings See also: Wikipedia:Creating an article
  27. 27. Adding sources (cite templates)1st mention of source<ref name=aaa>{{cite web|title=A Finding Aid to the Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968|url=http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/macbeth- gallery-records-9703/more|publisher=Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution|accessdate=15 February 2013}}</ref>2nd mention of source<ref name=aaa />References1. "A Finding Aid to the Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968". Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  28. 28. Action!1. Try adding a reference to your sandbox2. Preview & save – don’t forget the edit summary
  29. 29. Images: Wikimedia Commons vs.“Non-free Use” rationale• Wikimedia Commons image – commons.wikimedia.org – Example: Teton Range (Ansel Adams photo)• Non-free image – en.wikipedia.org – Example: Look Mickey
  30. 30. Share the WikiLove!
  31. 31. Don’t be scared, & don’t doubt the value of yourcontributions.You can’t break it (all edits can be reverted).The more you edit, the more you learn.

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