WVU Libraries’ third annual “Amplifying Appalachia” Art +
Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon begins March 1 and will take place
throughout the entire month of March.
Instead of one organized gathering for volunteers to revise
content on Wikipedia posts, participants are encouraged to set their own
schedules to edit pages over the 31-day span. To cap off the month-long
initiative, the Downtown Library will host an in-person editing event on
Thursday, March 30, from 1-5 p.m.
Over the last two years, the event attracted more than 140 volunteer
editors. Together, they added more than 41,000 words and over 400 references,
improving the quality of Wikipedia pages about under-represented Appalachian
creators and related topics.
Students can earn iServe hours for participating. Learn more
faculty, here are some ideas
for using the program for course extra credit.
Those interested in participating can visit this libguide for more information,
including on how to register for the event. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with