Edinburgh University Wikipedia:Meetup

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Wiki Hour of Power: Monthly Meet

Where? David Hume Tower, Teaching Studio LG.07, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

When? Wednesday 6 May, 13:00-14:00

Point of contact: Eugenia Twomey, w:User:ETwomey

Twitter: Follow updates via the #EdUniWikiHour hashtag and our account @UoE_LTW

Cost: Free

About the Edinburgh University Wikipedia:Meetup

Our mission is to grow and support a community of Wiki-editors at the University of Edinburgh with the express purpose to raise the profile of local history and events.

In the spirit of open access education and advancing web literacy, students, staff, academics and friends are invited to a monthly lunch hour of knowledge creation.

We will have a themed program of article writing and image/picture creation that changes on a monthly bases: informed by either University, citywide or international activity.

We wish to acknowledge that much of our community's Wikipedia editing skill are owed to the passions of Ally Crockford NLS Wikimedian in Residence. Ally has also written much of the following instruction, which was most helpful during the Women, Science and Scottish History on Wikipedia: University of Edinburgh 2015 Innovative Learning Week editathons.

How do I prepare?

Once you have registered to attend an session, there are a few things you can do to prepare before you attend:


Information about the research material available for use will be provided here as topics are confirmed. Participants are encouraged to make full use of the University of Edinburgh's extensive online resources, such as databases and e-journals, as well as any of their own research material that they may have access to.

Additional resources are available through the National Library of Scotland's digital galleries and licensed digital collections. Any NLS reader has free access to the licensed digital collections with an online account, and if you are not a reader, you can become one quickly and easily by registering as a new user or a new online user using any residential address in Scotland.

If it is your first time editing Wikipedia, you might find some of the following instructional videos helpful.


Once you have signed up and created your Wikipedia account, why not add your username below? Don't worry about formatting if you aren't sure, we can help you on the day!

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