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Archives and Wikipedia

  • Central Library Saint Peter's Square Manchester, M2 3DF United Kingdom (map)

Do you use archives? Ever wondered how to share your knowledge online to others to benefit from it? Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anybody can edit and add to.

As part of Explore Your Archives week, Manchester Libraries has invited Wikipedian Andy Mabbett - @pigsonthewing - along to deliver a free event which will help you get started on Wikipedia, edit existing articles and start your own articles on your favourite aspects of Manchester's history.

What will I learn?

The session will cover:

  • Introduction to Wikipedia

  • What you ned to know about conflicts of interest and referencing sources

  • How to edit and add articles

Once you know the basics you can start to edit articles you're interested in. Friendly archives and library staff will be on hand to help you identify sources to use in your articles.

Further details and booking

Earlier Event: November 20
Art and Geographical Borders symposium