Women in Wikipedia, Oxford 2016

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On 23 March 2016, the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services, Oxford University hosted a Women In Wikipedia editathon as part of the Women In Red / Art + Feminism campaign during Women's History Month. The Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian, Martin Poulter, led the training.

New users and outcomes[edit | edit source]

There were seven trainees, all women, four of whom were new accounts and three had edited a small amount before.

Two articles created, eight images uploaded (shared from the archives of Lady Margaret Hall and St Hilda's College), ten articles improved

See w:Wikipedia:GLAM/Bodleian/Women_in_Wikipedia_editathon

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

One trainee left early. Another had edited Wikipedia before and arrived after the training session. The remaining five trainees filled in evaluation forms.

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

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

The workshop in general

5 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.6


5 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.6


5 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.6

Materials available

5 4 4 3 3 Mean: 3.8

Your confidence to edit Wikipedia

5 5 3 4 4 Mean: 4.2

Your understanding of Wikipedia

5 4 3 4 5 Mean: 4.2

  • Helps if prepare to edit subject in advance

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

5 5 4 5 3 Mean: 4.4

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

  • Exciting, accessible, informative
  • Practical, informative, hands-on
  • Instructive, reassuring, necessary (for me! - don't think I'd have attempted to edit without it)
  • Informative, exploring, hands-on
  • Instructive, new, [one blank]

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

  • More time!
  • Learnt from last time- bring along/ prepare article to edit
  • [rest blank]

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

  • Thank you
  • [rest blank]