From the Forum – Brookland Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at Catholic University!


Brookland Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at Catholic University!

“Join us at Mullen Library on September 16th for CUA’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! In conjunction with the Know Your Campus guided tour taking place later that evening (which you should totally hang around for), the library will be opening its doors to students and the wider community to usher in the Fall semester, eat some food, get to know one another, and get to know our neighborhood. The subject matter – Brookland; the experts – you!

So what exactly is an edit-a-thon? In short, it’s an event where a group of people get together with the goal of editing Wikipedia content for a specific topic in a short space of time. We want to improve content related to Brookland, and will be adding articles about landmarks and famous residents, copyediting existing pages, inserting links to other Wikipedia pages, and adding and checking citations to ensure that information is reliably sourced. The point is, though, that we all have something unique to contribute.

Never edited before? Never even thought about checking the sources on that article you cited for a paper? Don’t understand why citing Wikipedia is probably not a great idea in the first place, but is a good place to start your research? A representative from Wikimedia DC will be on hand to answer questions, provide training, and help get you started.

So sign up, grab your laptop, stop by the FYE room (2nd floor) between 11 am and 3 pm, and see what the fuss is about.”

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3 Comment

  • I Dont Get It

    This is going to be awful and I fear for my home and don’t know how I’m going to run my errands that day with parking and traffic the way it is.

    • Why does the pope have to edit Wikipedia in Brookland anyway? The metro station is so small.

      • I Dont Get It

        Which reminds me that the last time the Pope was here, I blogged about the Pope mobile. Later my silly blog was cited as a reference in Wikipedia for the Pope mobile so yeah, be careful about info there.

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