Skrivstuga (edit-a-thon) online – Wikipedia in libraries
Due to the coronavirus disease, we have tested running online edit-a-thons instead of physical edit-a-thons. The first online writing workshop was conducted on April 29 and there were about ten people joining in the Zoom room. What we quickly noticed is that it is difficult to write while being expected to be social in the video meeting. So after an overall longer conversation, we divided the day's hours into reunions every full hour. In this way, the discussions were more about what you did and what problems you face.
We had literature as a theme and used an earlier project page, Project literature, which we updated for the writing day with new wishes for articles. Author biographies are relatively easy to begin with and often follow a structure where the bibliography is at the centre. For instance, we started with the poet Alva Möllerström in Wikidata and the biography for the author Ulf Broberg in Wikipedia. Both articles were completed later in the evening in the Swedish Wikipedia.