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Are you curious about Wikipedia? Interested to know what the intersections between the university and Wikipedia are? - 2017-04-03


Dr. Constance Crompton (U British Columbia Okanagan), 2017 Honorary Resident Wikipedian hosted by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; and the University of Victoria Libraries (, will give a talk titled “From Curation to Creation: Wikipedia's Contribution to Open Knowledge,” on Monday April 3rdfrom 11am-12pm in room 210 of McPherson Library. Following this, we will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon from 1pm-3.30pm in rooms A003 and A025 of the McPhersonLibrary, where participants will learn how to edit the global, online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Lunch will be served between Dr. Crompton’s talk and the edit-a-thon, from 12pm-1pm.

Times:11:00 - 15:30

This event is free of charge and open to UVic students, staff, faculty, librarians, administrators, and the general public. Edit-a-thon participants are kindly asked to bring a laptop and toregister via; there is no need to register if you intend to attend Dr. Crompton’s talk only. Participants arewelcome to bring their own material to contribute to Wikipedia, or else to draw resources from the UVic Libraries. Please let us know if there is a specific subject matter or artifact from SpecialCollections and University Archives that you would like to work with so that the archivists may have it on hand for you on the day of.