Sydney University Press invites you to a Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Celebrate Women’s History Month by joining Sydney University Press and the University of Sydney Library for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Tuesday 28 March in Fisher Library, downstairs on Level 2, from 10am to 4pm. Please RSVP via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/ww-17

We’ll be editing Wikipedia together to improve the representation of Australian women writers and researchers. No experience needed: there’ll be training sessions, cheat sheets, reference sources and roving Wiki experts on-hand – plus snacks!

Why?

Wikipedia has a diversity problem. Women make up just 12% of Wikipedia contributors and 16% of individuals profiled. But we can fix it! Every year during Women’s History Month, gatherings like this one happen all around the world. In Sydney, we’ll be focusing especially on Australian women writers, scientists and scholars.

When? Is it all day?

You can participate all day or join us for just an hour or two, but our short training sessions for new Wikipedians will run at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. BYO device or use a library PC (bookings essential). We will provide reference works, suggestions for subjects to work on, and Wiki editing assistance. Just bring yourself, and your suggestions if you have them!

If you can’t make it to Fisher but would like to take part, we’ll be live-tweeting the event and would love you to join in at home. We will also have experts on hand to answer questions remotely!

If you have any questions, please email sup.info@sydney.edu.au.

5 thoughts on “Sydney University Press invites you to a Wikipedia edit-a-thon

  1. Please look to add Dr Dawn Casey, wonderful woman who has made way within politics history, connected to John Howard PM! The Powerhouse Museum, She has lots of info online but no wiki page, thanks,

    1. Hi Michelle, Thanks for this — noted! We will add her to our list.
      Hi Michelle, Thanks very much for this — we will add her to our list!

  2. Hi, I’m due to come in for the edit a thon, but I’m based at Rozelle, is there any chance of having a session over here too?

  3. Hi Sarah, Thanks for this! As it’s our first time running this event, we’re focusing on the one location — but if things go well and if we can get support for another next year, it would be great to see events at other sites. In the meantime, if anyone at Rozelle would be keen to organise an event (on 28 March or any time), we would be glad to share training materials, planning resources, etc., to help make it happen.

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