British Libary Wikipedian in Residence Andrew Gray helps a new editor
On 19 October, Wikimedia UK organised an edit-a-thon at the library of the Royal Society in London. The main part of the event was an editing session focused on creating articles about women in science, particularly Royal Society Fellows. In the evening a panel discussion on women in science was organised to give more context to the issues of women's participation.
During the edit-a-thon, 20 articles were created or significantly expanded in addition to 14 that were created before the day. 20 editors were present, almost all of whom were new, and 25 more participated remotely. There were 8 DYKs from contributions made at the event and 7 more, and a GA created by remote participants.
The list of scientists produced for the event is still available, and hopefully will help provoke further work. On the following Friday, a second editathon in Oxford was held on the same theme, organised by the Radcliffe Science Library.
From 23 to 26 October, the British Library hosted a four-day editing event for the International Dunhuang Project. During the event, Wikipedians, the project staff, and visiting students created and expanded a wide range of articles on Central Asian history and archaeology.