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AIC Edit-a-thons[edit source]

January 2019 Edit-a-thon[edit source]

The following list are issues by AIC wiki Creators during the January 2019 wiki month to be addressed by the WikiWorks contractor as soon as funding allows: All Creators are welcome to add suggestions to the list --RPArenstein (talk) 15:38, 22 December 2018 (CST)

  • Update page listed in the Content Areas from Education & Training (old) to Education & Professional Development. The page is currently set to redirect
  • Tweak color pallet so that there is a greater distinction in the color after a link has been followed (currently the shades of blue are difficult to distinguish)
  • Automatically add icons to external links and links to pdfs (as in Wikipedia) to make links more visually obvious. --Kkelly (talk) 12:39, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Automatically add horizontal rules under Level 2 Headers. BPG has manually added these to most of our pages (see example), and we think they look really nice and visually similar to Wikipedia.--Kkelly (talk) 12:50, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Nested bullets are poorly distinguished. Consider changing the level 2 bullet to an open circle. --Kkelly (talk) 12:50, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Improve formatting when pages are printed. Currently, all embedded internal and external links print out as urls. As with Wikipedia, it would be better if internal inks were printed as the text, but underlined.--Kkelly (talk) 12:50, 26 December 2018 (CST)
  • Structural issues with the breadcrumbs especially when there are multiple categories
  • In particular, the hierarchy for the BPG breadcrumb is not correct. The hierarchies as currently expressed on the Breadcrumbs page are currently:
and they should be something like this:
--Kkelly (talk) 12:39, 26 December 2018 (CST)

Best Practices call with wiki leaders January 15, 2019[edit source]


  • Best practices for preserving legacy content while updating pages
  • Moving away from print-based formatting to more wiki intuitive page naming
  • Disclaimers
  • Page status notifications
  • Coordinated use of categories

Schedule for the AIC Wiki Hack-A-Thon, May 2013, 2015 Miami[edit source]

9:00-9:30 Introductions - Who you are, where you are from, what you know and what you'd like to know about wikis
9:30–10:00 Introduction to preservation wikis - a.k.a. a word from our sponsors

10:00–10:30 Morning Refreshment Break
10:30–11:00 Instruction I: Coding Instruction (split into groups by experience level)

11:00– 11:30 Work time to code based on Instruction Session I - opportunity to implement the tips and tricks from the instruction session
11:30–12:00 Instruction II:

  1. Copyright, fair use, digital commons and digital etiquette - Nora Lockshin
  2. Posting images and video - Rachael Arenstein

12:00–1:30 Lunch
1:30–2:00 Instruction III:

  1. Cross-referencing and integration - Suzy Morgan
  2. Validity banners and peer review - Rachael Arenstein

2:00– 3:00 Work time to code based on Instruction Sessions II & III - opportunity to implement the tips and tricks from the instruction session
3:00–3:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30– 4:30 Hack-a-thon – Free-time to work independently or in topic groups with Group Leaders

  • Suzy Morgan - EMG
  • Samantha Springer - Materials Testing
  • Shelly Uhlir - Mountmaking
  • Stephanie Watkins - PMG wiki
  • Michele Derrick - CAMEO

and more...

January 2013 Edit-a-thon[edit source]

September 2012 Edit-a-thon[edit source]

January 2012 Edit-a-thon[edit source]