TaPRA Wikipedia Workshop March 2014

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TaPRA Wikipedia Workshop in Glasgow - In a nutshell

  • Where? DISH Lab A, 2 University Gardens, University of Glasgow G12 8QJ [1]
  • When? 20 March 2014 from 10:00am until 4:00pm
  • How? Registration via Eventbrite (required)
  • Point of contact: toni.santatwikimedia.org.uk
University Gardens, Glasgow

About the event[edit | edit source]

Following up on the successful workshop for TaPRA members in February this event is being co-hosted by HATII at the University of Glasgow to provide a further training opportunity for new Wikipedians.

How do I prepare?
  1. Sign up for the event via Eventbrite
  2. CREATE A WIKIPEDIA ACCOUNT (if you don't already have one)

If you like, you can also learn a little about editing ahead of time here: w:en:Wikipedia:Tutorial, or see Getting started on Wikipedia for more information

  • Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

There are 19 workstations in the room and Eduroam wifi is freely available for participants who prefer to bring their own laptop.

Attendees[edit | edit source]

Agenda[edit | edit source]

The day will be divided into two parts:

PART 1 (10am - 12:30pm): An introductory session about Wikipedia and sharing knowledge on the Internet. This will be followed by a practical session of Basic Wikipedia training.

  • Lunch break

PART 2 (1pm - 4pm): An exploration of ways to contribute to Wikimedia other than by writing encyclopedia articles (e.g. sharing images; rendering structure data in visual form; giving research a suitable license). This part of the workshop includes a Q&A and more hands‐on Wikipedia editing, which will essentially lead into an editathon of pages relevant to the participants.

See also: Referencing Guide

Trainers[edit | edit source]

  1. Toni Sant - lead trainer + Wikipedia user page
  2. Ally Crockford + Wikipedia user page

Outcome[edit | edit source]

Articles created[edit | edit source]

Articles improved[edit | edit source]

Future opportunities[edit | edit source]

Contact was made with Laura Molloy at HATII who was interested in the possibility of future WMUK collaborations and events.