About the Talk
April 25, 2015 1:30 PM
Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis, MN
Become an IA Wikipedian and help discover and promote the people, events and history of Information Architecture. Wikipedia is more than just a global, multi-language, linked encyclopedia. It is a community of people committed to accurate and deep discovery of a world of topics. Case studies on recent Wikipedia edit-a-thons, outcomes and controversies will inform the process for participants as they help to improve the accuracy and discoverability of Information Architecture topics on Wikipedia.
What will you learn?
- What really happens behind the scenes of a Wikipedia page.
- How Wikipedia is fulfilling Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of a linked, open collection of human knowledge.
- How to create an account and start editing Wikipedia pages.
- How to appropriately link and cite content within a Wikipedia document.
- How to avoid conflicts of interest, so your hard work doesn’t disappear.
- How to find information about Information Architecture and fill in gaps, correct errors, suggest new content.
- How to run your own Wikipedia edit-a-thon back home.
- Appreciation of Wikipedia as a knowledge resource
- Appreciation of Wikipedia as a community
- How and why to set up a Wikipedia Account
- Understanding of Wikipedia Conflict of Interest rules
- Understanding of proper citation and linking
- Satisfaction of giving back to one's industry
- Tools and knowledge to host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon back home