Oct
22

Date: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Time: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Add to CalendarWikipedia Editathon - #OAWeek201910/22/2019 12:00 PM10/22/2019 03:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverJoin us during Open Access Week for Nanaimo and VIU’s 4th Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Community of Practice Meet up! The theme for Open Access Week 2019 is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge." Wikipedia is one of the largest websites on the internet with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. Anyone can edit, yet Wikipedia consistently faces criticism for lack of diverse representation both among editors and in content. "Open for Whom" challenges us to consider whose interests are being prioritized in the actions we take and in the platforms that we support. Whose voices are excluded? Are underrepresented groups included as full partners from the beginning? How can we contribute to change?The editathon is an inclusive event, and everyone is welcome. No previous editing skills or Wikipedia knowledge required — all skill levels from the novice, to the more experienced Wikipedians, are encouraged to take part. We’ll cover the basics of editing on this platform and support you as you explore and get to work editing live content that matters to you on Wikipedia.Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019Time: 12:00-3:00pmLocation: Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 507Register here: https://viu-ca.libcal.com/event/3506225false

Join us during Open Access Week for Nanaimo and VIU’s 4th Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Community of Practice Meet up!

The theme for Open Access Week 2019 is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge." Wikipedia is one of the largest websites on the internet with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. Anyone can edit, yet Wikipedia consistently faces criticism for lack of diverse representation both among editors and in content. "Open for Whom" challenges us to consider whose interests are being prioritized in the actions we take and in the platforms that we support. Whose voices are excluded? Are underrepresented groups included as full partners from the beginning? How can we contribute to change?

The editathon is an inclusive event, and everyone is welcome. No previous editing skills or Wikipedia knowledge required — all skill levels from the novice, to the more experienced Wikipedians, are encouraged to take part. We’ll cover the basics of editing on this platform and support you as you explore and get to work editing live content that matters to you on Wikipedia.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 507

Register here: https://viu-ca.libcal.com/event/3506225

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