Wikipedia and images workshop/October 2012

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Wikipedia photo library workshop - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Mozilla Spaces, 101 St. Martins Lane, Suite 300, London WC2N 4AZ
  • When?: Monday 1 October 2012, 2pm-6pm
  • Point of contact: Daria Cybulska or WereSpielChequers. Also 0207 065 0994 or email daria.cybulskaatwikimedia.org.uk
  • Attendance: Free. Participants were encouraged to bring own laptops.


Summary of the event[edit | edit source]

Many Wikipedia articles lack images, even though great images are often available. This was a workshop for people who do not have much experience of editing, but would like to help.

What did we learn?

  • What Wikipedia's image library, Wikimedia Commons is.
  • How to organise images on Commons
  • How to add images from Commons onto Wikipedia
  • How to add captions to images
  • When we have lots of relevant images in Commons how to show this in Wikipedia
  • How to add image descriptions for blind people and those using text readers

Attendees[edit | edit source]

  • Sha951
  • GreenSpangle

Further help[edit | edit source]

Contact the trainers present on the day[edit | edit source]

Contact the Wikimedia UK office[edit | edit source]

daria.cybulskaatwikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0994

Useful links to get you started on Wikimedia Commons[edit | edit source]

and Wikipedia[edit | edit source]

Feedback from the event[edit | edit source]

Sample feedback: Just a quick note to ask a favour - could you pass on my thanks to the trainers who led the learning session on Wikimedia. I came away quite inspired!