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CPD Event Friday 16th February – Introduction to Wikimedia in a nutshell

Wikimedia UK (the collective responsible for projects including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote etc.) are working with cultural institutions including galleries, libraries, museums and archives (GLAM’s) to improve content and coverage of topics on Wikipedia.

Our first MmITS event this year is a practical workshop to help you understand more about the benefits of open knowledge in a cultural context and how to edit Wikipedia.

Training will be provided by Museums and Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence:Sara Thomas. Under Sara’s guidance, you will have the opportunity to edit or even create new articles on Wikipedia and gain an insight to the potential benefits for library services of contributing directly to this massive free online encyclopedia.

All participants will be required to bring a laptop and some preparation is required. Please see details here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/MGS/Events_and_Workshops/CILIP_training

The event will take place on Friday 26th February 2016, from 10am to 2pm at the George Washington-Brown Room, Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. There are only 20 places available so please book early to guarantee your place. Fees: £20

To sign up please complete the booking form and send to: mmitscotland.cilips@gmail.com

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About Kirsten McCormick

Librarian interested in open access to digital cultural heritage.

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