UMMS Affiliation

Lamar Soutter Library; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region

Publication Date

2019-11-17

Document Type

Presentation

Contract Cycle

2016-2021

Streaming Media

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health

Abstract

Are you interested in improving mental health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in or learn how to host your own edit-a-thon? In preparation for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Fall Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on November 20th, join us for an online edit-a-thon training overview with a live question and answer session.

Attendees will gain an overview of: The role of Wikipedia and the importance of edit-a-thons; Learn how to join the NNLM Wikipedia Dashboard #citeNLM; Gain tips and resources on how to become a Wikipedia editor; Explore NLM resources and best practices to edit articles; NNLM Guide and tips for hosting your own edit-a-thon.

With your newfound knowledge, remember to join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on November 20th as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

For more information about #citeNLM, visit our project page at https://nnlm.gov/wiki.

Keywords

Wikipedia, editor, edit-a-thon, wikipedian, crowd-sourcing

DOI of Published Version

10.13028/1pz8-9e53

Journal/Book/Conference Title

#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Fall 2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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