Calling all emerging scholars. Become a contributor to the most visited information website in the world: Wikipedia.
Wikipedia affords students the opportunity to become content editors and contribute in an open environment to the free flow of information.
As a student of the University at Buffalo (UB) you have a wealth of high-quality information at your fingertips that many scholars around the world would envy. Using these and other "open access" resources you will work on improving or creating Wikipedia entries related to a topic of your choosing that has been approved by a member of the Libraries' Education Services team. You will work through the Wikipedia training modules at a pace that works for you; however, all work is expected to be completed by the end of the semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer).
Through this project you will learn valuable research skills, report writing, citing, summarizing, and how to find and use appropriately licensed images. Wikipedia is a community of expert and budding scholars collaborating in a respected peer ecosystem to create a high-quality body of knowledge free to all. You can be a part of the community!
Students will substantially improve existing Wikipedia entries or create new entries (languages other than English encouraged).
|Length of commitment||Less than a semester (0-2 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Who is eligible||Anyone|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience.
To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: