NHSF and Wikimedia UK are working together to increase public access to, and engagement with, heritage science research.
During 2017-18 we plan to run a series of workshops around the UK to develop the skills to work with Wikimedia platforms and the heritage science content on those platforms.
The next workshop will take place on Tuesday 28 September 2017, 2 - 4.30 pm at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. The session will focus on giving attendees the skills and confidence to contribute and add their knowledge to Wikipedia, with a view to enhancing heritage science contributions. It is aimed at beginners: trainers from Wikimedia UK will be teaching how to create and edit pages, with follow-up resources provided after the session.
The event is free but limited to 15 places - please register on Eventbrite here.
A pilot workshop, led by a Wikimedia UK volunteer at the British Library in London, was held in March for employees and members of NHS member organisations. It provided an opportunity to learn the basics of editing and creating Wikipedia entries and discuss relevant content. Following the success of the event, further sessions are planned in Edinburgh and Oxford over the course of 2017-18.