WNYLRC Webinar: Online Wikipedia Lecture Series - Week 2
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Description:

This is a four-week online Wikipedia lecture series for WNYLRC members.

This training is a project from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is a United States nonprofit organization which seeks to share information with consumers so that they can make informed purchase decisions. Friends of Consumer Reports may include anyone who wishes to share information about consumer choices. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Lane (user:bluerasberry) at lrasberry@consumer.com

Week two - Editing Wikipedia

"Editing Wikipedia articles on medicine", a classroom handout

We will talk about editing Wikipedia. This talk will not cover the technical process of editing, but instead, will go through the rules of editing and the editorial flow of submitted text as the Wikimedia community processes. We will discuss the culture of editing Wikipedia.

Here is a preview of the inside story-

  1. Wikipedia is a summary of what is already published
  2. When information is added to Wikipedia, that information should be followed with a citation to the published source from which it is derived
  3. The quality of Wikipedia depends on volunteers' ability to identify the best sources. Then they summarize the information in those sources and cite them.
Location:
webinar
Directions:

login information will be provided prior to the webinar

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.1
Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Lane Rasberry
Speaker Bio:

Mr. Rasberry is Consumer Report's first Wikipedian in Residence, primarily working to support "Choosing Wisely," an initiative led by the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, focused on sharing evidence-based consumer health information.

Max Class Size:
23
Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$10
Price (Patron Organizational):
$10
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$15
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$10
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0