Advanced Wikipedia Editing

Speaker Dorothy Howard
Dorothy Howard is currently METRO's Open Data Fellow and Wikipedian-in-Residence, working with METRO members to support their use of Wikipedia and open data resources. She has been editing Wikipedia since 2009 and has worked at Oregon Jewish Museum, Yale Union Contemporary Art Center, and the Reed College library on numerous ...

Dorothy Howard is currently METRO's Open Data Fellow and Wikipedian-in-Residence, working with METRO members to support their use of Wikipedia and open data resources. She has been editing Wikipedia since 2009 and has worked at Oregon Jewish Museum, Yale Union Contemporary Art Center, and the Reed College library on numerous bibliographic research, digitization, and archival projects.

Full Description

Limited Laptops will be provided by METRO for this session. Please bring your own computer/device if you are able.

Ready to take your Wikipedia skills to the next level? Come to this workshop to learn and practice advanced techniques in Wikipedia editing and community engagement. Dorothy Howard, METRO's Wikipedian-in-Residence, has been editing Wikipedia for over three years and has spent the last three months working with METRO partners on Wikipedia training and events. This workshop is a continuation of the "Introduction to Wikipedia for Libraries, Archives, and Museums" offered at METRO this past September.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain the skills to use templates, create tables, use advanced categorization and use and manipulate info boxes.
  • Participants will learn about Authority Control Tools, the Wiki RAMP Editor, and other Wikipedia tools developed especially for librarians and archivists.
  • Participants will gain insight into how to use the Wikipedia Article Assessment (AA) criteria to evaluate articles.
  • Participants will be able to use the Wiki-Metrics tool to monitor the editing activities of multiple users engaged in a project.
  • Participants will learn how to participate in and create issue-specific WikiProjects.

Who should attend:
This workshop assumes a preexisting knowledge of Wikipedia systems, editing, and page building. Anyone interested in enhancing their ability to use Wikipedia and edit Wikipedia articles is welcome to attend. Librarians, Archivists, and museum professionals interested in adding information about their institutions and collections are especially encouraged to attend.


Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Thu, Nov. 21, 2013
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003