30 October 2015
Europeana Sounds Editathon
As part of our Europeana Sounds project we will be holding an editathon at the British Library between 10am and 4pm on Saturday the 7th November, and would love you to join us.
Europeana Sounds is a two year European funded project, coordinated by the British Library. As part of the project we are aggregating over half a million audio recordings into Europeana and have been working on licensing and enrichment and participation which includes smaller crowdsourcing projects.
As part of our editathon we’ll be working with our British Wildlife sounds collection to expand Wikipedia and enrich existing pages. Whether you’re a fan of editing Wikipedia, have a passion for sounds or would like to work with our collection come along and spend the day with the Europeana Sounds team. There will be Wikimedians available throughout the day for hands on training so if you’ve never edited before, now would be an ideal time to come and learn how it’s done. If you have previous experience of editing, bring your headphones and listen to some of our wonderful collection whilst improving Wikipedia.
The full event details are available on our project website, and the sign up page can be found here. We just need you to your laptop, headphones and enthusiasm and we’ll provide the rest (including lunch!).
10.00-10.30 Arrival and welcome coffee. Log on and computer checks.
10.30-10.45 Introduction to the British Library and an introduction to Europeana Sounds.
10.45-11.00 Introductions to British Library Sounds and Wildlife collection from curator Cheryl Tipp
11.00-11.15 Introduction to Wikimedia
11.15-12.45 Hands on session editing Wikipedia and training available throughout.
12.45-13.00 Recap and sharing
14.00-15.45 Edits continue
15.45-16.00 Recap of the day and work done
If you have any further questions or would like to know more please contact Laura Miles: [email protected]