Wikipedia editing (LILAC 2014)

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Slides to be used by Brian Kelly, Innovation Advocate at Cetis, in a Wikipedia Editing session at the LILAC 2014 conference.

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Wikipedia Editing: A Hands-on Workshop at LILAC 2014:

Wikipedia Editing: A Hands-on Workshop at LILAC 2014 Brian Kelly Innovation Advocate Cetis University of Bolton Bolton, UK Contact Details Email: ukwebfocus@gmail.com Twitter : @ briankelly Cetis Web site : http://www.cetis.ac.uk/ Blog : http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ 1 Slides and further information available at http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/events/xxx/

Abstract:

Abstract Abstract Wikipedia provides an ideal tool for making information more readily accessible to a wide community, ranging from school children, students, researchers, policy makers and the general public. This session will provide an opportunity for those who may be new to Wikipedia to create a Wikipedia profile and even update existing Wikipedia articles. In this workshop participants will edit and perhaps even create Wikipedia pages . The session will take place in a PC cluster or you can use your own laptop or WiFi -enabled device. 2

Motivation:

Motivation Let’s accept these arguments and focus on how to create or edit Wikipedia articles https://wiki.wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Expert_outreach

About the Facilitators:

About the Facilitators Brian Kelly: Innovation Advocate at Cetis , Bolton University Was UK Web Focus at UKOLN from 1996-2013 Contact details: Email: ukwebfocus@gmail.com Twitter: @ briankelly ▪ Wikipedia : User:Lisbk Nancy Graham: Library Subject Advisor (Medicine ), University of Birmingham  Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group Contact details: Email: n.graham.1@bham.ac.uk Twitter : @ msnancygraham ▪ Wikipedia : User:xxx 4

About You :

About You Who has: Little or no experience of Wikipedia? Created or made significant edits to Wikipedia articles? Not yet registered for a Wikipedia account? In less than one hour you will attempt to: Create a Wikipedia account and create inform about yourself and your interests Identify pages to improve and make improvements Identify gaps and create stub articles Let’s multitask – login and begin tasks while we talk

Creating an Account :

Creating an Account You will: Create a Wikipedia account (go to http://tinyurl.com/SpotOnWiki and register !) A: New users

Creating an Account :

Creating an Account You will: Create a Wikipedia account (go to http://tinyurl.com/SpotOnWiki and register!) Create a user profile & add personal details (e.g. name, organisation , interests, …) Add hyperlinks to (a) external Web sites (e.g. your organisation ) and (b) Wikipedia articles (e.g. areas of interest) Add simple formatting See the following user profile examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:ToniSant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ukwebfocus 7 A: New users

PowerPoint Presentation:

Heading Body text Links to Web site Links to Wikipedia articles Templated content Formatted text Automatically-generated table of contents

PowerPoint Presentation:

Metadata (based on controlled vocabulary) … References displayed using {{< reflist >}} can be processed References defined using <ref> citation info </ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ukwebfocus Bulleted list

Creating Your User Profile:

Creating Your User Profile Getting started: Go to home page at wikipedia.org ( or http:// tinyurl.com/ SpotOnWiki ) and click on Register link Complete registration details You then have the option to: Fix spelling mistakes & grammatical errors Improve the clarity of a page Add links to pages Other tasks, such as create your user profile NB: You’ll need to make > 9 edits before you can create a new article.

Creating Your User Profile:

Click on your username Creating Your User Profile The user profile page doesn’t exist so create it

Basic Wikipedia Edit Syntax:

==Brief Intro== I am the '''Innovation Advocate''' at [[ CETIS ]], the '' Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards '' based at the [[University of Bolton]]. I started this new role on 28 October 2013. ===About The UKWebFocus Username=== From 1996-July 2013 I worked at UKOLN and my job title was '''UK Web Focus'''. I have used that name for a number of social media accounts . ==Engaging with the Wikimedia community== I created my first [[Wikipedia]] article, on [[Rapper Sword]] dancing, in 2004. I have created and edited a number of other articles since then including articles on [[Amplified conference]]s and [[ Microattribution ]]. I have written a number of [http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/category/wikipedia-2/ blog posts about Wikipedia] on my [http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ UK Web Focus blog]. Heading Formatted text ( italicised ) Sub-heading Link to Web site Formatted text ( bold) Basic Wikipedia Edit Syntax https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ukwebfocus NB : There is also a WYSIWYG interface for editing Link to Wikipedia article

Further Wikipedia Edit Syntax:

Userbox {{ userboxtop |}} {{ Template:User time zone|UTC+1|watch }} {{User United Kingdom}} {{User Wikipedian For|year = 2013|month = 11|day =06}} {{ userboxbottom }} == Brief Intro == I am the '''Innovation Advocate''' at [[ CETIS ]], the ''Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards'' based at the [[University of Bolton]]. I started this new role on 28 October 2013. ===About The UKWebFocus Username=== From 1996-July 2013 I worked at UKOLN and my job title was '''UK Web Focus'''. I have used that name for a number of social media accounts. User’s timezone User’s country Date joined Wikipedia Further Wikipedia Edit Syntax https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ukwebfocus

Ukwebfocus profile Page:

Ukweb f ocus profile Page

Improving Pages (1 of 2):

Improving Pages (1 of 2) For novice users: Go to https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:GettingStarted Select option to fix typos or improve clarity B: Novice users

Improving Pages (2 of 2):

Improving pages Click here to edit page Improving Pages (2 of 2) B: Novice users

Creating (Stub) Articles :

Creating (Stub) Articles C: Experienced users First ensure page doesn’t exist Then: Make at least 10 edits to pages Create it (live or in sandbox) Provide links to it See if it persists See if it develops

Life of the Microattributions Article :

Life of the Microattributions Article I created after the SOLO 2011 conference

Life of the Microattributions Article :

Life of the Microattributions Article The article on 6 Nov 2013

Life of the Microattribution Article :

Life of the Microattribution Article The article: Created after Microattribution panel session at SOLO 2011 on 2 Sept 2011 Mike Peel encouraged creation of article and gave some suggestions Initial page created on 6 Sept Has changed significantly since launch ~10 contributors Significant content from Jan Velterop and Jodi.a.schneider 460 views in past 90 days

Further Information:

Further Information You should now have a Wikipedia account and user profile page Feel free to continue editing Some optional topics which can be addressed: Strategies for creating a new article Key principles for content The five pillars of Wikipedia About Wikipedia About the Wikimedia Foundation About Wikimedia Projects References in Wikipedia Articles

Strategies for Creating New Articles (1):

Strategies for Creating New Articles ( 1) When creating or editing Wikipedia articles you can: Engage with this new community with care Check proposed changes carefully with your peers & Wikipedia experts 22

Strategies for Creating New Articles (2):

Strategies for Creating New Articles (2) Alternatively when creating or editing Wikipedia articles you can: Be bold! Make changes – and see if they stick Engage in discussions with others, but be prepared to argue your corner (though in a graceful and non-confrontational manner) 23 Such approaches are welcomed by the Wikipedia community

Key Principles for Content (1):

Key Principles for Content (1) No original research All research must come from published sources e.g. Peer-reviewed journals Peer-reviewed books U niversity-level textbooks M agazines , journals and books published by respected publishing houses M ainstream newspapers

Key Principles for Content (2):

Key Principles for Content (2) Neutral Point of View Content should be provided from a neutral point of view: If your viewpoint is in the majority, then it should be easy to substantiate it with reference to commonly accepted reference texts; If your viewpoint is held by a significant minority, then it should be easy to name prominent adherents; If your viewpoint is held by an extremely small minority, then — whether it's true or not, whether you can prove it or not — it doesn't belong in Wikipedia, except perhaps in some ancillary article.

The Five Pillars:

The Five Pillars Fundamental principles by which the Wikimedia community operates... Wikipedia: 1. is an encyclopedia 2. is written from a neutral point of view 3. is free content that anyone can edit / use/ modify / share 4. editors should respect each other 5. does not have any firm rules

About the Wikimedia Foundation:

About the Wikimedia Foundation The Wikimedia Foundation: Is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge . Operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property. See http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Main_Page

About Wikipedia:

About Wikipedia Wikipedia is: Available in 140 languages. Attracting 470 million unique visitors monthly as of February  2012. Based on five pillars which describe its fundamental principles. Wikipedia had (on 5 Nov 2013): A total of 4,368,077 content articles and 31,452,622 pages. Seen 661,985,355 edits by 20,034,424 registered users.

About Wikimedia Projects (1):

About Wikimedia Projects (1) Wikimedia projects include: Wikipedia , a project to build free encyclopedias in all languages.   Wiktionary , a project to create a multilingual free content dictionary in every language . Wikiquote , a repository of quotations from famous people, books, speeches, films, … Wikibooks , which aims to build a collection of free e-book resources, including textbooks, language courses, manuals, … Wikisource , a multilingual project to archive a collection of free and open content texts.  

About Wikimedia Projects (2):

About Wikimedia Projects (2) Wikimedia projects include: Wikinews project has the mission to report the news on a wide variety of subjects.  Wikiversity is a project dedicated to learning materials and learning communities, as well as research. Wikimedia Commons provides a central repository for free photographs, diagrams, maps, videos, animations, music, sounds, spoken texts, and other free media. It serves as a central repository for all Wikimedia projects . MediaWiki is an open source community which maintains several software projects including the   MediWiki engine used by all Wikimedia projects. …

References in Wikipedia Articles:

References in Wikipedia Articles References for the Microattribution Article <ref>{{cite web|title =On microattribution | url =http ://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/2011/08/28/on-microattribution / | publisher=[[Gobbledygook]]|accessdate=3 October 2011}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title =What is the Human Variome Project ?| url =http ://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v39/n4/full/ng0407-423.html | publisher =[[Nature Genetics]]| accessdate =26 October 2011}}</ref> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to create references

Questions:

Questions Any questions, comments, …?

Licence and Additional Resources:

This presentation, “ xxx ” by Brian Kelly, Cetis is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence Note the licence covers most of the text in this presentation. Quotations may have other licence conditions. Images may have other licence conditions. Where possible links are provided to the source of images so that licence conditions can be found . 33 Slides and further information available at http:// ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/events/xxxx/ Licence and Additional Resources

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