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A Focus on #citeNLM 2019 – Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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On May 6, 2019, NNLM successfully hosted its Spring Wikipedia edit-a-thon. This  year’s edit-a-thon happened live during an MLA immersion session titled, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Building on the success of the prior edit-a-thons, this time more than 50 editors, including first-time editors, edited 42 different articles, adding over 6,980 words for 134 total edits.

Participants were active on Twitter, using #CiteNLM to connect with others and share their contributions. Many thanks to all participants and to the NNLM team who hosted live immersion session and engaged colleagues and students throughout the day of the edit-a-thon.

We hope to continue our work on Wikipedia and invite you to edit health articles not only on edit-a-thon days, but throughout the year. The WikiProject page contains editing resources. You can also view NNLM training videos created for the edit-a-thon for step by step directions. In a prior installment we curated a list of resources for tips on hosting your own edit-a-thon.  Share your editing story with fellow librarians and with NNLM and keep an eye out for news about our Fall edit-a-thon in 2019.

 

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