GLAM/Newsletter/October 2013/Contents/Netherlands report
Design edit-a-thon in Utrecht
On Monday 28 October Wikimedia Netherlands and Centraal Museum organized an edit-a-thon about design, Dutch design. The museum created a list of articles on which improvements could be made or newly should be written. Design is a subject that is considered as a subject that relatively has less articles and should be expanded. Most people who came to this edit-a-thon had no experience with editing Wikipedia.
After settling in the museum, a presentation was given about the museum and an introduction was given about Wikipedia and Wikimedia. After that the participants used our (specially created) platform to enter the edit-a-thon on Wikipedia and started to create and expand articles. The museum had organized a free lunch for everyone. After that the participants got a tour through the museum to get more inspiration. Then followed by another writing session. The edit-a-thon was completed by an evaluation of the day and a drink.
The edit-a-thon resulted with the 25 participants in the creation of 19 articles about design. Most participants considered it as a success and fun way to learn more about Wikipedia and how to edit.