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Power Point created for the ROM's first ever Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Has information regarding the event and some tips for editing/writing articles on Wikipedia.

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  • 1.Welcome to the First Ever ROM Edit-a-thon! August 16th , 2013.

2. Event Basics The Edit-a-thon will run from 9am until 5pm Schedule 9am to10am Introduction 10am to11am Tour of Chinese Galleries 11am to 12pm Wikipedia Basics 12pm to 1pm Lunch at Druxys ROM Caf 1pm to 5pm Research and Writing 3. Rules/Restrictions No Food is Allowed in the H. H. Mu Far Eastern Library Drinks must have lids or be kept in Room 601 The ROM Images Database is under copyright therefore these images cannot be used for Wikipedia articles Please stay with the group at all times 4. Goals To create a sense of unity and collaboration among E- volunteers To learn Wikipedia Basics To write articles that relate to the Chinese Galleries To have fun learning how to edit and write articles To prepare for the ROMs Centennial To clarify any confusion regarding E-volunteering 5. Introductions E-Volunteering Team E-volunteers -Name and Wikipedia Username -Basic Information About Yourself/Fun Fact -Your Interest in Volunteering -Knowledge of Wikipedia -What you hope to gain from the event -Any Question or Concerns 6. Wikipedia Basics A Brief Tutorial 7. Five Pillars of Wikipedia Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view. Wikipedia is free content that anyone can edit, use, modify, and distribute. Editors should treat each other with respect and civility. Wikipedia does not have firm rules. 8. Policies Neutral Point of View No Original Research Verifiability 9. Wikipedia Tutorial: 10. Your First Article 11. Tips Try editing existing articles first to get a feel for writing and using Wikipedias mark up language Gather references beforehand Consider requesting feedback Consider creating the article first in your user space Personally, I write content before than then worry about the wikicode/ markup Look at other articles for guidance! 12. Article Wizard 13. Questions?