In order to continue to enrich the database of French-language articles despite COVID19, the association Wikimedia CIV in collaboration with AFLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) organized for three days the #1Lib1Ref 2020 100% online. This activity allowed librarians to learn a new method of conservation and improve content related to Africa.
Participants and activities
The workshops were held over a three-day period lasting two (2) hours per day.
As participants, we have trained a total of 11 librarians from various backgrounds (Senegal, Cameroon, Algeria, Mali, Madagascar, etc.). As an activity, we focused on two main points:
Introducing the wikipedia encyclopedia (the founding principles of Wikipedia; how to become a contributor and what are the different types of sources)
How to add a reference to an article on Wikipedia.