Posted On: August 25, 2015
Wikipedia is one of the most widely-used resources in the world for general information. But even though it’s one of the most widely-used information sources online, there’s always room for improvement, especially when it comes to underrepresented communities. That’s why the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is hosting WikiAPA, a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons in cities all across the U.S. during the month of September! These events are meant to encourage people to get together to create and update Wikipedia articles around Asian Pacific American content.
We invite you to join in on the wiki-magic here at Geisel Library on Wednesday, September 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in Geisel Classroom 1. This event is open to the public and refreshment will be served. Register here. Whether you’re a seasoned Wikipedian, an APA studies scholar, or completely new to all of this, your help is needed!
This event is hosted by the Library’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
- How to Guide (class handout) (handout from class)
- Sign up for a Wikipedia account (we strongly recommend you do this before the edit-a-thon)
- Writing your first Wikipedia article
- Template: Infobox Person
- Wikipedia Cheat Sheet
- Wikipedia: Biographies of living persons
- Information Resources