Join us at MIT Libraries to celebrate Open Access Week 2017 by editing one of the largest open access projects – Wikipedia! Explore open access scholarship from MIT and beyond, including MIT dissertations and articles that are openly available. One source we’ll highlight is the MIT Libraries DSpace@MIT, which includes conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, preprints, technical reports, theses, working papers, research datasets and more. This collection of more than 90,000 high-quality works is recognized as among the world's premier scholarly repositories and receives, on average, more than 1 million downloads per month.
Staff from the Libraries who are experienced Wikipedians will provide a short introduction to MIT open access resources and an overview of editing Wikipedia. They will be available to answer questions throughout the session. Drop in any time during the session, and come with questions and ideas for topics! For those fluent in multiple languages, working in any language Wikipedia is welcome and encouraged. Computers will be available, but participants can also bring their own laptops.
We will provide light snacks and drinks. Registration encouraged but not required.
View this event on Wikipedia here.
- 1:00-1:30: introductions, setup
- 1:30-2:30: editing tutorial, introduction to library sources
- 2:30-4:00: let's edit!
- 4:00-4:30: wrap-up, sharing progress