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LITS Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2021: Home

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Edit-A-Thon Introduction

In honour of National Medical Librarians Month, join us as we improve medical information in Wikipedia.  You can edit as little or as much as you'd like.  It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and lend your knowledge to this vast encyclopedia.  

We invite you to edit the week of October 25-29.  LITS will be hosting an Edit-Together on Wednesday October 27.  We will have facilitators on hand to answer any questions, do some training or if you're a new editor and are not really sure where or how to start, the Edit-Together is there to support you.  Also, for all those that participate, your name will be put into our draw and you will be eligible to win some prizes!

 

Questions?

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Melissa Paladines
Contact:
905-494-2120 ext. 29188

Zoom Details

Topic: LITS Wikipedia Edit together session

Time: Oct 27, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82167404486?pwd=UEx6cE1pdW9kVGFoOGpFVGZMMENoQT09

Meeting ID: 821 6740 4486

Passcode: PtMt4m

How to participate

Follow these simple steps to start:

1.  Create a free account on Wikipedia, if you already have an account - proceed to step 2.    

2.  Register on LITS' campaign dashboard

  • If you’re a new editor, or new to Wikipedia or WikiProject Medicine, it would be a good idea to complete some training modules, such as Wikipedia Basics and/or Editing Medical Topics.  This guide also has a tab filled with additional editing training resources if you need more assistance.  

3. Find an article that needs editing. 

  • You can choose one of the pre-selected articles on the program dashboard or you can find an article with sourcing or other problems. All the pre-selected articles are from WikiProject Medicine, they have been assessed and it has been already been determined what needs to be edited for those articles.  I will include the chart from WikiProject Medicine so you will see what each pre-selected article needs.

4. Cite a source.

  • Find a source from NLM to support the article.  For example: PubMed or MedlinePlus.  Add a citation using Wikipedia Style (learn more about adding citations from 1Lib1Ref). 

TA DA!  You have edited a document and participated in our edit-a-thon.  Keep going!