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Scholarly Communication @ UH Manoa: 2016 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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2016 Wikipedia Editing Event: Hawaiian Mythology

October 28th, 2016, 1-3pm, Sunny Alcove at Hamilton Library

Gain insight into how Wikipedia works, learn about Hawaiian Mythology, and try your hand at some actual Wikipedia page editing. Keahiahi Long, librarian of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Keala Richard, LIS graduate student and recent intern at Smithsonian Libraries, will speak on representing Hawaiian culture and mythology through Wikipedia and share some thoughts and helpful tips on editing Wikipedia. The last hour will be devoted to a Wikipedia-edit-a-thon to research and update the Hawaiian Mythology pages.

Please RSVP!

Getting Started

To create an account:
1. Go to
2. Click on "Create account" in upper right-hand corner of the screen
3. Fill in the fields for "Username" and "password"

Hawaiian Mythology Pages for Review

Please see the Pele Wikipedia page for a good example with proper use of in-line citations:
Wikipedia page on Pele

Tutorials and Cheat Sheets

Once you have created an account, Wikipedia will ask you to try editing something easy and then, if you choose to try, will walk you through some of the basic aspects of editing pages.

Here are a couple more tips and tutorials directly from the Wikipedia website:


Selected Sources for Research and Consultation

Websites, Online Books and Articles:

Special Resources for Wikipedia Event 2016

Nā Kini Akua (Slideshare) by Keahiahi Long
Description of Hawaiian deities and the context in which we situate them.

Hawaiian Deity Pages on Wikipedia by Keahiahi Long
Spreadsheet with deities, their associated Wikipedia pages, and relevant resources for reference and research

Wikipedia Project by Keala Richard