Monday, 3 September 2012

Wikipedia workshops at British Library

In September the British Library are running two free Wikipedia workshops aimed at researchers - these sessions are open to all (details are also at

Join Andrew Gray, the British Library's Wikipedian in Residence to find out how to engage with, and contribute to, Wikipedia.

Wikipedia for Researchers
Friday 7th September, 12:00-13:00, British Library Conference Centre, Chaucer Room

This 1 hour bite-size talk will provide an introduction to Wikipedia and its community. Andrew will introduce ways Wikipedia can be used by researchers, as well as discussing research done using Wikipedia as a subject.

Introduction to Wikipedia
Monday 24th September, 14:00-16:00, British Library Conference Centre, Chaucer Room

This 2 hour workshop will involve a short general introduction to the Wikipedia projects and a discussion of how they are created and developed, followed by a more in-depth practical session involving learning the basics of editing and engaging with other contributors.

Please bring a laptop; there is wireless internet access, but computers are not provided.

Places are free but limited, so please book your place soon to avoid disappointment by emailing, specifying which of the sessions you wish to attend.

Given the uneven coverage of Wikipedia with regard to the developing world (despite some excellent projects working to address this) we would encourage Commonwealth scholars who are able and interested to attend.

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