Tudor Music editathon 2016

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On 5 February 2016, the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford University's Faculty of Music collaborated on an editathon creating and improving articles in the area of medieval music: an area in which Wikipedia is relatively poor (and which is mainly researched and taught by women).

Training was led by Martin Poulter in his capacity at the Bodleian Libraries' Wikimedian In Residence. Expert advice on which articles to create or improve, and which sources to use, came from the Faculty's Dr Katherine Butler.

New users and outcomes[edit | edit source]

See the project page on Wikipedia.

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

Five trainees in the room, and all filled in evaluation forms. There were more people taking part remotely, keeping in touch via a Facebook group and Twitter hashtag, from whom I've collected six usernames. In total, there were nine new accounts involved, one account that was old but had made only one prior edit (in 2008), and another account with three prior edits that had not edited in more than a year.

Please rate the quality of the following.[edit | edit source]

1= Not satisfying/ useful. 5= Very satisfying/useful.

The workshop in general

5 5 5 5 4 Mean: 4.8


4 5 5 5 5 Mean: 4.8


5 5 5 5 4 Mean: 4.8

Materials available

5 5 5 5 4 Mean: 4.8

Your confidence to edit Wikipedia

5 5 5 5 3 Mean: 4.6

Your understanding of Wikipedia

4 5 5 5 3 Mean: 4.4



How likely are you to continue editing?[edit | edit source]

4 5 5 5 4 Mean: 4.6



Please write three words/expressions which describe this workshop for you[edit | edit source]

  • Informative, Concise, Well-presented
  • Fun, informative, productive
  • Informative, encouraging, friendly-personal
  • Exciting, useful
  • Informative, inspiring, nerve-wracking!

Tell us at least one thing that would have improved this workshop for you[edit | edit source]

  • more people taking part
  • Just more people
  • Printed help sheet - Wiki edit for complete beginners
  • Wikipedia's interface could be more user-friendly
  • [blank]

Further comments - anything positive or negative that you would like to share![edit | edit source]

  • Really informative session - thanks for all your help!
  • Thank you!
  • [rest blank]