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Scottish Living Artists: Wikipedia Editathon

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This collaborative event between Edinburgh University’s Centre for Design Informatics, the university’s Wikimedian in residence, and the Fruitmarket Gallery will give participants a chance to shape information about living Scottish artists for future researchers.

Scotland’s vibrant art scene is not currently adequately reflected on Wikipedia, the globe’s largest information source. In celebration of the Jacqueline Donachie exhibition, participants at the editathon have a unique chance to contribute content to the Wikipedia pages of some of Scotland’s most prominent living artists.

You will receive a tour of the exhibition, training on how to edit Wikipedia pages and the kind of resources that are best to use when editing, and be provided with access to materials from the libraries of the Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh College of Art.

Find out more about the event on the Wiki page HERE. You will find a list of the artists that have been identified that need additional information, however please contact designinformatics@ed.ac.uk if you have further suggestions about artists to be included.

You will need to bring your own laptop and created a Wikipedia account in advance. Creating a Wikipedia account only takes two minutes.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.

On Friday 17th November at 10am Neil Lebeter, Art Collections Curator and Deputy Head of Museums will lead a unique visit to the University’s Collections where he will bring out a selection of Jonathan Owen’s work, whose entry is on the list to be edited on the 24th. Neil will give an insight into Jonathan’s work and processes, as well as how the work is acquired by the University.

Places are limited, please ensure you email designinformatics@ed.ac.uk if you would like to come. Please meet in the lobby of the main university library on George Square.

If you have any queries about Wikipedia and the editing process, please contact the university’s Wikimedian in residence on ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk

If you have any access requirements, or you don’t have access to a laptop, please contact designinformatics@ed.ac.uk in advance of the event.

Image credit: Jacqueline Donachie, Winter Trees, 2016. Installation view, Deep in the Heart of your Brain, Glasgow Museums, GoMa. Photo Ruth Clark.

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