UVic Library Wikipedia-edit-a-thon Friday January 23

You are invited to participate in UVic Libraries and the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory’s first Wikipedia-edit-a-thon on Friday, January 23rd. New and experienced wikipedians are invited to revise and create entries relating to material from Special Collections and University Archives. For more details see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/UniversityofVictoriaLibraries.    

This is an opportunity to:

  • Work closely with material in Special Collections and University Archives
  • Share your scholarship and expertise with a broader community
  • Participate in digital scholarship
  • Become a Wikipedian and learn how to add, update, and edit entries in Wikipedia

Lunch will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to hear a talk by Honorary Resident Wikipedian Dr. Christian Vandendorpe. For more information on Dr. Vandendorpe and his role as Honorary Resident Wikipedian please see: http://www.ideas-idees.ca/media/media-releases/honorary-resident-wikipedian-professor-christian-vandendorpe.  


  • Date: Friday, January 23, 2015. 10am - 3pm.
  • Venue: McPherson Library-Mearns Centre for Learning, UVic Libraries.
  • Participants: The event is open to everyone but space is limited. Please RSVP to Special Collections: speccoll [at] uvic.ca.
  • What to Bring: The room is equipped with PC desktops accessible with your UVic NetID and Password but we encourage you to BYOD ("bring your own device").
  • Twitter Hashtag: #wikiUVic