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If you are an editor who is passionate about military history or Wikipedia, register now for Library and Archives Canada’s first Wikipedia workshop and edit-a-thon, to be held in Ottawa on November 15, 2017.

In honour of Remembrance Day, the theme is the First World War and Canada’s role in it. Join us for this bilingual event where you will learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and explore reference documents like photographs, service records, soldiers’ journals and other items in our extensive collection.

All editors—experienced and new—are welcome.

Location
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Rooms 317 A and B.
Note: Access to the third floor is restricted, so please bring photo ID.

Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, session begins at 5:45 pm and ends at 8:45 pm.

Schedule
5:00–5:45 pm: Onsite registration and sign-in, and invitation to visit the exhibition Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?
5:45–6:00 pm: Introductory remarks about Wikipedia by Jean-Philippe Béland (Wikimedia Canada)
6:00–6:30 pm: Wikipedia editing instructions
6:30–6:45 pm: Overview of LAC’s First World War material
6:45–8:45 pm: Editing wikipages (opportunity to discuss with community and ask for assistance)
Please bring your own laptop and whatever other tools you need (power cord, mouse, etc.).
Download the event poster.

To register
You can pre-register online or register in person on November 15. The first 15 people who register online will receive a small surprise!
Questions?
Please contact jessica.ouvrard@canada.ca.

 

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