Oct. 21: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Part of Open Access Week

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.

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….