If you read Wikipedia’s biographical article on Maya Angelou, especially after the acclaimed writer’s death last spring, then you’ve read the work of Washington State University’s Christine Meyer.
A sign language interpreter at the WSU Access Center, she is also a Wikipedian – one of some 75,000 who actively edit and write articles for “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit,” as the Wikipedia tagline goes.
For International Open Access Week (http://www.openaccessweek.org/page/about) on Oct. 20-26, Meyer and others from WSU Libraries will lead a free, public Wikipedia water issues edit-a-thon 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Terrell Library 103. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. For more about the event, visit http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/openaccess.
WSU is working with member universities of the Western Waters Digital Library (http://www.westernwater.org/) to develop and improve Wikipedia articles about water topics in Washington state. Activities include finding citations, editing for clarity and identifying pages for further review.
For the full story, see https://news.wsu.edu/2014/10/16/oct-21-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-part-of-ope….