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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Celebrate Open Access Week by joining other students, faculty, staff, librarians, and community members interested in becoming Wikipedians and improving the open educational content of this online encyclopedia.

Monday, October 21, 4-6pm in PCL 1.124

The first thirty minutes of the event will be a short introduction to the basics of editing followed by an editing session where you can contribute your expertise to Wikipedia and get one-on-one assistance from experienced editors. Learn how to access the resources of the University of Texas Libraries, including the open access resources found in the UT Digital Repository, guided by the expertise of our librarians.

Free snacks while they last will be available to fuel your contributions. Everyone is welcome and no previous web development or Wikipedia editing experience is required to participate. Current UT students, faculty and staff need an EID to log on to computers for hands-on access. The general public is welcome to attend without hands-on access.

We hope to update the OA Week blog with examples of what was edited during the session, so stay tuned for another Edit-a-thon post after the event.

We hope to see you there!