RAWM Digital community engagement programme: Session 2: Wikipedia
Digital Community engagement session: 2 of 4
This set of 4 data sessions is intended to provide Voluntary and Community Sector organisations (VCSOs) with an understanding of the tools and skills useful in gathering relevant data and presenting it so as to identify need and argue for resources.
'Open data’ is public data that is freely available be reused. In this context ‘open’ doesn’t just mean it can be accessed on a website e.g. as a PDF. It means the data is accessible in a format that allows it to be analysed, examined and combined with data from other sources.
Open data and open source tools e.g. Wikipedia, allows individuals and organisations to research and present their arguments in a more equal and fair manner.
Each session will be facilitated by a colleague with detailed experience of each tool/area so we look forward to some interesting and lively exchanges.
The Wikipedia session on Wed Sept 9 is being facilitated by Andy Mabbett who has been a Wikipedian (or Wikimedian) in Residence at a number of museums, galleries and other organisations, provides training and consultancy on Wikipedia-related topics and speaks on various Wikipedia-related topics at conferences and seminars.
To follow these events and this programme on Twitter, you can follow RAWM on @_rawm and/or the hashtag #VCSWMdata