Information creation in the age of Wikipedia

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) and University of Victoria Libraries are pleased to host Dr. Constance Crompton as their 2017 Honorary Resident Wikipedian.

In the age of abundance, the ability to curate information has emerged as a key twenty-first century skill. Dr. Crompton will give a public talk on the opportunities for members of academic organizations to share and create new knowledge with members of Wikipedia's existing editorial communities.

Dr. Crompton is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at U British Columbia Okanagan, and Director of the Humanities Data Lab there. She is a researcher with the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project and co-directs the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project. 

Dr. Crompton has worked with students and members of the public on Wikipedia editing projects to expand the encyclopedia’s coverage of nineteenth-century fairytales, early modern poetry, Canadian children’s literature and LGBTQ+ content.

This initiative is co-sponsored by the ETCL, UVic Libraries, INKE Partnership, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

What: “From Curation to Creation: Wikipedia’s Contribution to Open Knowledge” with Dr. Constance Crompton, 2017 Honorary Resident Wikipedian

When: Monday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library, room 210

What: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

When: Monday, April 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library, room A003

This event is free of charge. Please bring a laptop. More information.