Celebrate Open Access Week with the Wikipedia Challenge and Become Wikipedia Fluent

 

The Open Access Wikipedia Challenge has been created especially for this year's Open Access Week, an annual event focusing on open access and related topics that takes place globally during the last full week of October both on- and offline. Created by Max Klein, OCLC Research Wikipedian in Residence and Wikipedia Loves Libraries community volunteers, the Wikipedia Challenge teaches basic Wikipedia skills and utilizes open content from a new Open Access Bot.

Hosted on P2PU (Peer to Peer University), the challenge is free, open to all and no experience is necessary. Participants will improve one Wikipedia article by embedding media harvested from open access journals. There are also optional and customized lessons available that teach the basics of Wikipedia editing. For experienced Wikipedians, the task should take 10 minutes. Others may take an hour or two to work through the lessons. All participants will receive a special edition open access Wikipedia barnstar (a badge of honor on Wikipedia).

The Wikipedia Challenge is available only during Open Access week 22-29 October 2012 at P2PU.

[UPDATE: As of 30 October 2012, the Open Access Wikipedia Challenge has been extended indefinitely. See the OCLC Research news announcement here for details.]

For more information:

Max Klein
Wikipedian in Residence
OCLC Research
kleinm@oclc.org
+1-650-287-4145

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

 

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