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1Lib1Ref Wikipedia Challenge: Learning and Teaching with Wiki-Sources

 Tittle: 1Lib1Ref Wikipedia: Learning and Teaching with Wiki-Sources

Who is it for? Librarians, Academics and all Staff supporting learning and teaching.

Brief Outline - Imagine a World where Every Librarian and Expert Added One More Reference to Wikipedia

  • Do you have a love-hate relationship with Wikipedia? Are you enthralled by its reach, but sceptical about its academic worthiness?

  • Are you interested in receiving training from Wikipedians on how to edit and critically engage with Wiki-sources?

  • Are you interested in becoming a Wikipedian yourself and training your students in Wiki-skills and Wikipedia’s quality-control policies?

  • Are you keen on sharing your expertise in any field with millions of Wikipedia readers?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then this event is for you!

The event is a unique opportunity to join the first Middlesex participation in the 1Lib 1Ref challenge, jointly organized by the Library, CAPE and the Media Department. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref

Time: 1-3pm Introductions and Training;
3-5pm Optional  follow-up Surgery to complete your entries at your own pace with the support of Wikipedians

  For any enquiry about this event, please contact Stefan Lutschinger: S.Lutschinger@mdx.ac.uk


Further Information:

Times Higher Education recently reported on how students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ‘learn to judge sources by writing Wikipedia entries’. Here at Middlesex’s Media Department, Stefan Lutschinger (Programme Leader, BA Media Cultural Studies) has successfully embedded Wikipedia into the Curriculum by drawing on Wikipedia’s Education Program. Stefan is a Wikipedia Ambassador and will share his practice with Librarians and Academics across Faculties. Hannah Evans (Wikimedia UK Programme Coordinator) will join the event to offer training in and insights into Wikipedia’s collaborations with Universities.

You are welcome to respond to the 1Lib1Ref Challenge by working on any topic you wish, especially one related to your own expertise. But if you are in search of ideas, we are proposing this theme:

From May 68 at Horsey College of Art to May 2018 at Middlesex

Do you have ‘Made in Middlesex’ stories from the last 50 years, ‘notable’ enough for Wikipedia?

Our event coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Hornsey’s re-imagining of art education events which started on 28th May 1968 and lasted for six weeks. Hornsey College formed part of Middlesex Polytechnic in 1973. Inspired by this connection, we are inviting participants to engage with any aspect of Middlesex’s history from the last 50 years. You may wish to: edit any existing Middlesex-related Wikipedia entry; or contribute new knowledge by creating new stubs and by drawing on primary sources in the Library, such as the Hornsey Archive.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room S112, Sheppard Library
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Event Organizer

Joanne Mullarkey

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