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This Friday 29th April (1-5pm) marks our 60th monthly Wikipedia ‘Women in Red’ meetup! You
can read about 5 years’ of the University of Edinburgh’s Wikipedia editing work tackling
gender bias online in this new open access book: Wikipedia and Academic
“You and your students can dramatically affect the most popular and important reference
work in the world”
Editing will be on creating new pages about the women missing from our search results as
currently only 19.23% of biographies on English Wikipedia are about women but you’re also
more than welcome to edit on any subject e.g. recent new pages inc. Raptor
and the Loch Lomond
* Training for any new or less experienced editors will take place from 1pm-2:15pm,
and then you can apply these valuable new digital research skills by writing new articles
of 50-100 words (or more) which we’ll publish by the end of the afternoon. An excellent
CPD opportunity 😊
* Come for the initial training at 1pm and stay as long as you like to experience how
fun, satisfying and tangibly impactful it is to contribute to the knowledge freely
available online via the 8th most visited site in the UK, and 9th most visited globally
(rankings by Alexa).
Eventbrite signup here:
NB: Yes, anyone can edit but you have to cite what you write and editing Wikipedia inside
or outside the curriculum is a free and impactful way of improving the information
available online to improve global understanding of topics and make for a more inclusive
and representative internet. Quick facts about Wikipedia at 21 years
Current projects supported by the Wikimedia residency.
* Digital Volunteering with
– the Edinburgh Award.
* Improving LGBT History, Gender History and Black History online – current Student
Experience Grant project.
* Improving the Map of Accused Witches in Scotland<http://witches.is.ed.ac.uk/>
– new internships this Summer.
* Adding images of Islamic Art to
– Dr. Glaire Anderson, History of Art UG programme.
* Global Health Challenges Pg
– improving topic coverage of natural & manmade disasters.
* 5 new case studies to be added to our Wikimedia in UK education
* 5 Wikimedia related podcast episodes in the Teaching Matters
Feel free to attend on Friday and feel free to suggest future collaborations. The
Wikimedia residency is a free Information Services resource available to all staff and
students. Curious? Here’s our
and a 7 min video<7%20min%20video%20on%20how%20to%20write%20an%20article.> on how to
write a Wikipedia page which our student intern won an Open Education Global
other brilliant work on making Wikipedia’s how & why easier to engage with in Higher
Wikimedian in Residence
Website for the
and Map of Accused Witches site<http://witches.is.ed.ac.uk/>
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