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How to make Wikipedia edits that stick

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Topic
communicating your research
Sponsor
University Library - Scholarly Commons
Location
The workshop will be held in the Main Library, Library 314. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Date
Sep 20, 2017   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Alan Bilansky
Cost
free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Scholarly Commons
E-Mail
sc@library.illinois.edu
Views
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Millions read articles in Wikipedia (WP) every day, and anyone who cares about a topic can contribute to improve quality.   The experience most people have editing WP is, first, they make an edit (which might violate the encyclopedia's policies), their edit is erased by other editors within 24 hours, and the new editor becomes discouraged and gives up.  Taking time to understand WP's culture and the history of an article and to follow up on one's work will make it more likely that edits persist.  In addition to basic WP policies, this workshop will focus on how to read the version history and community talk pages of WP articles, in order to introduce participants, would-be editors, to the culture of Wikipedians.

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ALL WORKSHOPS ARE SPONSORED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE AND RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE SCHOLARLY COMMONS, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.

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