Honorary Resident Wikipedian Talk and Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon,

Monday April 3rd, 2017 at 11 AM until 3:30 PM

University of Victoria  (Mearns Centre / McPherson Library, A003)

Free and open to the public.

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Are you curious about Wikipedia? Interested to know what the intersections between the university and Wikipedia are?

Dr. Constance Crompton (U British Columbia Okanagan), 2017 Honorary Resident Wikipedian hosted by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; etcl.uvic.ca) and the University of Victoria Libraries (libraries.uvic.ca), will give a talk titled “From Curation to Creation: Wikipedia's Contribution to Open Knowledge,” on Monday April 3rd from 11am-12pm in room 210 of McPherson Library. Following this, we will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon from 1pm-3.30pm in rooms A003 and A025 of the McPherson Library, where participants will learn how to edit the global, online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Lunch will be served between Dr. Crompton’s talk and the edit-a-thon, from 12pm-1pm.

This event is free of charge and open to UVic students, staff, faculty, librarians, administrators, and the general public. Edit-a-thon participants are kindly asked to bring a laptop and to register via https://uviceditathon.eventbrite.ca; there is no need to register if you intend to attend Dr. Crompton’s talk only. Participants are welcome to bring their own material to contribute to Wikipedia, or else to draw resources from the UVic Libraries. Please let us know if there is a specific subject matter or artifact from Special Collections and University Archives that you would like to work with so that the archivists may have it on hand for you on the day of.

11am-12pm, Dr. Constance Crompton talk, ““From Curation to Creation: Wikipedia's Contribution to Open Knowledge”; Introduction by Dr. Ray Siemens (McPherson Library, rm. 210)
12pm-1pm, Lunch provided (McPherson Library, rm. 210)
1pm-3.30pm, Wikipedia overview by Michael Radmacher and edit-a-thon (McPherson Library, rm. A003 & A025)
The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) and UVic Libraries are pleased to host Dr. Crompton as their 2017 Honorary Resident Wikipedian, a role that was previously held by Dr. Christian Vandendorpe from 2014–2016. This initiative is co-sponsored by the ETCL, UVic Libraries, Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Please direct any inquiries to the ETCL via Alyssa Arbuckle (<alyssaa@uvic.ca>), and / or to the UVic Libraries via Lisa Goddard (<lgoddard@uvic.ca>).

Registration (for edit-a-thon only): https://uviceditathon.eventbrite.ca

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