Wikipedia and images workshop/June 2012
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Summary of the event
Many Wikipedia articles lack images, even though great images are often available. This was a workshop for people who do not have much experience of editing, but would like to help.
What have we learned?
- What Wikipedia's image library, Wikimedia Commons is.
- How to organise images on Commons
- How to add images from Commons onto Wikipedia
- How to add captions to images
- When we have lots of relevant images in Commons how to show this in Wikipedia
- How to add image descriptions for blind people and those using text readers
- We improved some categorization, especially working on diffusing images in the Commons Category:Fire stations in England to local sub-categories.
- We started the article Malmesbury Market Cross on English Wikipedia.
Attendance was free (registrations managed via Eventbrite), with refreshments and some laptops provided. We had 17 people registered, and 14 attended on the day.
Contact the trainers present on the day
- Harry Mitchell
- (John Byrne) Johnbod (talk) 12:03, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
- Fæ (talk)
- Leutha (Leutha)
Contact the Wikimedia UK office
daria.cybulskawikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0994