Wikipedia Loves Humanities Edit-a-thon
The Terrapin Learning Commons (2nd floor of McKeldin Library) will be hosting
a Wikipedia Loves Humanities Edit-a-thon on Tuesday, October 16 from 3:30 - 6:00
PM. The goal of the event is to encourage the university community to
experiment with editing Wikipedia articles in order to improve article content
and coverage in the humanities.
The workshop is being coordinated by a
class in the English Department (ENG 467: Computer and Text) taught by Professor
Melanie Kill. The class hopes to facilitate an environment where everyone can
see that contributing is easy and worthwhile. This event is open to the
public. Anyone with an interest in Wikipedia, the humanities, or both are
encouraged to attend and learn how to edit with assistance from the students.
The Wikipedia Loves Humanities Edit-a-thon is part of a larger movement
called "Wikipedia Loves Libraries." For more information please see their
website at http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Loves_Libraries.