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Wiki-edit-a-thon with InnovateHer & Stemettes

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Adaptive Learning Centre - G07/G09

James Parsons Building, LJMU

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What's a Wiki-edit-a-thon we hear you ask? It's a bit like an editing marathon. You and a group of like-minded people will be working through a backlog of Wikipedia pages to help improve the coverage of women and diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) on Wikipedia.

InnovateHer has teamed up with Stemettes to organise a Wiki-edit-a-thon in February to address the diversity imbalance in Wikipedia entries. In 2011 only 10% of wiki contributors were female and in 2018 only 17% of entries on the online encyclopedia were about women. Let’s change that together.

Anyone aged 15+ can participate! We’re looking for experienced editors and those without editing experience who are enthusiastic about writing, fact-checking and tackling the diversity deficit in STEM. If you have a laptop please bring it to the event. if you don't, please email emily@innovateher.co.uk and we will make arrangements.

The event is completely free thanks to our wonderful sponsors Digital Science.

Who:

  • Girls aged 15 + (Register as an Attendee)

  • Women and men with a STEM/editing background who are looking to inspire the next generation of InnovateHers. (Register as an Editor/Mentor)


What is a Wiki-edit-a-thon?

You will be working with a group of like-minded individuals towards one goal - improving the coverage of women in STEM and diversity on Wikipedia. In groups (remotely or in person) you will edit, research and write a backlog of Wikipedia pages.

When:

26 February 2019, 5pm - 8pm.

Are you interested in helping?

We are looking for adults who are active Wikipedia editors and research experts as well as those who aren’t experienced with Wikipedia but are good at teaching information literacy. Librarians, for example, can teach about finding reliable sources and help build Wikipedia experience at libraries.

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Digital Science believes that new challenges facing research need a new approach.

An approach that improves information flows and creates seamless connections to better serve the whole of the research community: researchers, funders, institutions, publishers, governments, laboratories and industry so that they can discover new insights that benefit everyone.

We are driven to make this possible by our own experience as researchers; by our commitment to continually improve research practices through more intelligent tools; and by our knowledge of how it can and should be done

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James Parsons Building, LJMU

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Liverpool

L3 3AF

United Kingdom

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