Women in Wikipedia, Oxford 2016

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On 23 March 2016, the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services, Oxford University hosted a Women In Wikipedia editathon as part of the Women In Red / Art + Feminism campaign during Women's History Month. The Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian, Martin Poulter, led the training.

New users and outcomes

There were seven trainees, all women, four of whom were new accounts and three had edited a small amount before.

Two articles created, eight images uploaded (shared from the archives of Lady Margaret Hall and St Hilda's College), ten articles improved

See w:Wikipedia:GLAM/Bodleian/Women_in_Wikipedia_editathon


One trainee left early. Another had edited Wikipedia before and arrived after the training session. The remaining five trainees filled in evaluation forms.

Please rate the quality of the following.

1= Not satisfying/ useful. 5= Very satisfying/useful.

The workshop in general

5 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.6


5 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.6


5 4 5 4 5 Mean: 4.6

Materials available

5 4 4 3 3 Mean: 3.8

Your confidence to edit Wikipedia

5 5 3 4 4 Mean: 4.2

Your understanding of Wikipedia

5 4 3 4 5 Mean: 4.2

  • Helps if prepare to edit subject in advance

How likely are you to continue editing?

5 5 4 5 3 Mean: 4.4

Please write three words/expressions which describe this workshop for you

  • Exciting, accessible, informative
  • Practical, informative, hands-on
  • Instructive, reassuring, necessary (for me! - don't think I'd have attempted to edit without it)
  • Informative, exploring, hands-on
  • Instructive, new, [one blank]

Tell us at least one thing that would have improved this workshop for you

  • More time!
  • Learnt from last time- bring along/ prepare article to edit
  • [rest blank]

Further comments - anything positive or negative that you would like to share!

  • Thank you
  • [rest blank]