Edit-a-thon to improve Wikipedia coverage of Buller’s Birds related entries
In this interactive full-day workshop held at NCC’s Elma Turner library we're improving the coverage of Sir Walter Buller’s iconic book A History of the Birds of New Zealand in Wikipedia to coincide with the current exhibition on the same topic at Nelson Provincial Museum!
The workshop will be led by New Zealand's first ‘Wikipedian-at-large’, Dr Mike Dickison.
New Wikipedia editors welcome
Come along, even if you've never edited Wikipedia before; keen writers/researchers, hobby-ornithologists, bird friends, and researchers welcome. There will be an introduction to Wikipedia editing at the start, and experienced editors available to help.
We'll be creating articles related to the book, improving others, adding references and images, and helping correct Wikipedia's gender bias.
You don't need to be a native bird expert or professional researcher to join in: anyone can help with editing, researching, proofreading, and adding photos.
Other useful information
Complete beginners are welcome. Bring your own laptop or other device. Free Wifi available.
There's lots of useful information about what to expect and what to bring on Wikipedia. Also information about what you can do before the event including creating a Wikipedia account. The more you prepare the more you can get done.
About the speaker
Dr Mike Dickison is New Zealand’s first Wikipedian-at-Large. With support from the Wikimedia Foundation he is spending a year is in organisations ranging from museums to nature reserves, from Northland to Invercargill, training staff and helping them use their expertise to improve Wikipedia and make images, text, and video freely usable by the public.
During June 2019 he is Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Nelson Provincial Museum. Mike has a full programme of edit-a-thons and talks for the public, staff and sector colleagues, and the Wikipedia volunteer community.
This event is kindly hosted by Nelson Public Library in collaboration with Nelson Provincial Museum.
Date: Saturday, 15 June, 2019
Time: 9:30am for 10:00am start. Ends 4:00pm. Tea and biscuits provided
Cost: Free, with limited spaces so please RSVP.
Location: Elma Turner Library, Activity Room, 27 Halifax St E, Nelson City, Nelson 7010
Contact Details: please RSVP by emailing Rosamund (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More information on the Wikipedia event page