How Wikipedia Works: And How You Can Be a Part of It? (Charles Matthews, et al)

 
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How Wikipedia Works: And How You Can Be a Part of It? (Charles Matthews, et al)

You'll discover the abilities needed to use and contribute to the greatest reference work in the world in this book, including what makes quality writing and research as well as how to use images and templates.

With insight, anecdotes, and tips from three Wikipedia veterans, you'll learn how to:

  • Find information and evaluate the quality and reliability of articles
  • Contribute to existing articles by copyediting, writing new material, and fact-checking
  • Add new articles that conform to Wikipedia's guidelines and best practices so that your hard work won't be deleted
  • Communicate with other Wikipedians through Talk pages, discussion forums, direct messaging, and more
  • Understand Wikipedia's policies and procedures and how they're created and enforced
  • Resolve content disputes and deal with vandals and other malicious editors

Ebook Details

About the Authors
  • At the University of California, Davis, Phoebe Ayers (user: phoebe) works as a science and engineering reference librarian. Her involvement with Wikipedia dates back to 2003, and she helped plan the Wikimania conferences.
  • In the UK, Charles Matthews contributes to Wikipedia.
  • The book's illustrator was Michigan-based Wikipedian, Ben Yates.
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (September 29, 2008)
License(s)
GFDL and CC-BY-SA
Hardcover
536 pages
eBook Format
PDF, ePub, Mobi (Kindle), etc.
Language
English
ISBN-10
159327176X
ISBN-13
978-1593271763

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