Wikipedia is the world’s largest encyclopaedia. Did you know that you can edit Wikipedia? If you’d like to give it a try, join the IDEA Network (and lots of other newbies) in finding out where your knowledge might improve Wikipedia and make it a better place for everyone. They will take you through the process step by step and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Speak/read more than one language? Even better!
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Network for Open Knowledge (IDEA Network for short!) is based at the University of St Andrews. It aims to make Wikipedia a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible place for all forms of knowledge. From midnight on Thursday 23rd September to midnight on Sunday 26th September, we will be running a 72 hour EU wide Wikipedia Editathon. This is all part of EXPLORATHON, Scotland's contribution to European Researchers' Night.
In order to be in good shape for the Editathon, we are offering this series of editing training sessions (you only need to attend one!). It is open to all researchers and anyone with an interest in improving the world's largest encyclopedia! As this is a Europe-wide event, each training session is targeted at a particular country, but feel free to book into a session that works for you and your diary.
During this training session, they will primarily be focusing on areas of Wikipedia with underestimated individuals, namely Women in Red for different disciplines, as well as cross-translating between Wikis, and adding images to the Wiki Loves Monuments competition. However, if there are particular pages that you are passionate about improving then please do go for it!
Explorathon is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme - grant agreement No 101036101