UAL Wikipedia Engagement Survey
From February to August 2020, the University of Alberta Library (UAL) is hosting a Wikipedian in Residence program. The program has several aims:
- Improve the visibility and discovery of the University of Alberta Libraries’ unique and rich digital collections through greater integration with the Wikipedia platform
- Create opportunities for rich interactive learning experiences for students and faculty through the new Digital Scholarship Centre
- Improve UAL’s understanding of the role of large collaborative platforms like Wikipedia can play in improving users’ access to our collections
Throughout summer 2020, the UAL Wikipedian in Residence will be coordinating both educational opportunities and collaborative editing projects. This survey is designed for anyone in the University of Alberta or the Edmonton community to help shape the programming offered by the Wikipedian in Residence throughout the summer.
This survey is anonymous. Thank you for your time and feedback!
What are you interested in learning about Wikipedia? (Choose all that apply)
How the Wikipedia ecosystem works: an overview
Wikipedia and bias, editing as an act of social justice
Basic editing skills (fixing typos or adding citations)
Creating a new article (evaluating if they needs a page, using templates, putting in for review)
Wikicommons (adding images and evaluating copyright)
Wikidata (What is is and how to contribute)
Which of the following types of instructional programs would you like? (Choose all that apply)
Wikipedia 101 six-session instructional series (our last series is summarized here:
One-off, occasional online training in advanced Wikipedia (WikiData, for example)
A series of online training in how to teach Wikipedia, with a focus on information literacy and pedagogy
Online toolkit that was tailored to Library needs
Which of the following types of community practise programs would you sign up for (choose all that apply)
Casual meetups for collaboration and troubleshooting (a Wiki club of some sort)
Show and tell, hearing about other projects and learning from mistakes / successes
Specific project collaboration (choosing a group of articles that everyone works on together)
Specific community collaboration (working on a project with EPL, for example)
Please share a bit about your barriers to participation. Do you have timing limitations in your day? Is online learning difficult for you? The details you share here can help us ensure our programming is as accessible as possible. (This survey is anonymous.)
What is your current skill level with Wikipedia?
No editing experience, I just use it to find information
Some editing experience
I could teach / have taught Wikipedia editing
Did you participate in the Wikipedia Wednesdays 101 training sessions delivered to University of Alberta Library staff in March and April?
Yes, all of them
Yes, some of them
If you did participate, please share any feedback here:
If you did *not* participate, what were your reasons for not participating?
I didn't know about it
The timing wasn't right for me
I was uncertain about my skill level / being able to keep up
I have too much other work to attend to
Please share any additional thoughts or requests here:
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