GLAM-WIKI 2015/Proposals/Evaluating Editathons for GLAMS

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This is an accepted submission for GLAM-WIKI 2015.

Submission no. GW15.1039
Title of the submission

Evaluating Editathons for GLAMS

Type of submission

Roundtable discussion

Author of the submission

Erwin Verbruggen

Country of origin
Affiliation

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

E-mail address

Sjabloon:Nospam

Username

Verwinv

Personal homepage or blog

http://www.beeldengeluid.nl/en

Twitter username

erwinverb

Facebook url

http://www.facebook.com/erwinverbruggen

Abstract

Edit-a-thons or editathons are as unpronouncable as they are popular: a common way to welcome novices to the realm of Wikipedia by means of a specific expertise. The GLAMs in this panel have, in various contexts, set up local edit-a-thons and will share their experiences, do's and don'ts. We will explore what makes the form so attractive for GLAMs, propose tips on making it more successful for the GLAMs involved and discuss how their long-term effect can be optimized for the Wikimedia community.

Detailed proposal

Edit-a-thons or editathons are as unpronouncable as they are popular: a common way to welcome novices to the realm of Wikipedia by means of a specific expertise. The participants in this roundtable have set up various local and international edit-a-thon series, for example in the frameworks of Europeana Fashion, Europeana Sounds and Europeana Awareness. In this roundtable they share their experiences, do's and don'ts in order to explore what makes the form so attractive for GLAMs, propose tips on making it more successful for the GLAMs involved and discuss how their long-term effect can be optimized for the Wikimedia community.

Track
Collaboration
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Target audience

Beginner - Intermediate

Expected outcomes

We aim to reach a common understanding of necessary steps to both convince GLAMs of organising edit-a-thons on the premises and encourage participants to sustain their writing efforts.

Will you attend GLAM-WIKI 2015 if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)

Fashion Edit-a-thon Handbook: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/04/09/europeana-fashion-handbook-to-bring-wiki-and-glams-together/

Special requests

Preferrably present on Saturday

Interested attendees

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  1. Sameichel (overleg) 3 mrt 2015 22:57 (CET)
  2. Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (overleg) 12 mrt 2015 14:55 (CET)
  3. Tramullas (overleg) 19 mrt 2015 14:07 (CET)