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.
Pages Needing Review, Research and Editing
Please see the Pele Wikipedia page for a good example with proper use of in-line citations:
Wikipedia page on Pele
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:
Websites, Online Books and Articles:
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