Wikipedia and images workshop/October 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 did we learn?
- 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
Contact the trainers present on the day
Contact the Wikimedia UK office
daria.cybulskawikimedia.org.uk, 0207 065 0994
- Wikipedia tutorial - A step by step guide to basic article editing
- Help:Contents/Editing Wikipedia - Eek, my head is starting to hurt! Too much choice.
- Wikipedia:Simplified ruleset - general principles; read before you start, not when you get stuck.
Feedback from the event
Sample feedback: Just a quick note to ask a favour - could you pass on my thanks to the trainers who led the learning session on Wikimedia. I came away quite inspired!