What’s an Edit-a-Thon?
Participants meet during a scheduled time to edit Wikipedia articles and pages.
The SJSU ASIS&T Student Chapter Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will be held virtually (and asynchronously) from 12:01am Monday, September 29th until 11:59pm Sunday, October 5th.
During the Edit-a-Thon, a Google Hangout will be established as a Headquarters for participants to drop in and ask questions, make comments, and otherwise get together about the event!
If you don’t already have a Wikipedia account, you’ll make one, learn how to edit, and then go forth and edit articles/pages!
You can heavily edit a few pages/articles, or make minor edits to many pages, it is all good (as long as your edits are accurate, of course!)
Remember, if every participant makes a few small edits, we’ve made a big impact!!
A few reasons you should participate:
- it gives participants a comfortable, collaborative environment in which to learn more about Wikipedia, especially its technical side (without being TOO technical)
- the obvious: it helps build a better Wikipedia!
- it improves the visibility of librarians who are engaged with Wikipedia and similar resources, and the issues they’re focused on.
Need a refresher/to learn how to edit? No problem!
We will be holding a training session on Thursday, September 25 at 6pm PST, which will show participants how to edit Wikipedia articles/pages. Use this link: http://bit.ly/ASISTCollab
Spread the word!
Follow the progress of the Edit-a-Thon by Tweeting #SJSUedits Feel free to contact us if you need help or have any suggestions! SJSUASIST @ Gmail dot com
To register for the event, please fill out the form below (or click here if you want to open the form in another window):