Group ‘Edit-a-thon’ to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science

I thought this might be of interest as a perhaps inspiringly productive way of addressing at least some of the issues we discuss about on this blog……

What: Women in science: Wikipedia workshop

When: Friday 19 October 2012, 14.30-20.00
Where: The Royal Society, London

Group ‘Edit-a-thon’ to improve Wikipedia articles about women in science,
held at the Royal Society’s library.

The event is open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced
Wikipedia editors. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend.

At the workshop representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how
Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and
improving Wikipedia articles.

The Society’s library holds a rich collection of printed works about women
in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists. At the
event the Society’s librarians will explain more about the collections and
provide guidance on finding sources.

Before the event the Society will select Wikipedia articles relating to
women in science which need improving. Attendees will be encouraged to work
together to edit those articles, using the library’s resources.

For more information and to register for a place please go to:

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