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Code The City - Wikipedia Editathon

  • ONE Tech Hub Scotland, AB10 1FE United Kingdom (map)


Bring Aberdeen's history to life on Wikipedia, publish pictures on Wikimedia and add Aberdeen's data to WikiData's database of over 57 million items.

We'll be working with local libraries, museums and galleries, and special collections to explore how items in their collections can be digitised and shared.

We'll use the theme of History of Aberdeen's Cinema and Theatres to explore how the collections are represented on these platforms. Volunteers and professionals will practice using tools to do this. 

There is plenty to work with! Aberdeen once had more than 40 cinemas. For example the picture above shows the Astoria Cinema at Kittybrewster, long since demolished. Working together we can ensure that there are wikipedia entries, photos, artefacts, and data created to represent their rich cultural heritage.

You need no prior knowledge of the subject area, nor be familiar with the suite of Wiki tools. Full training will be given. This is a chance to get experience in using the open tools for sharing information, data and media.

If you are a keen photographer, you can capture and share images of surviving buildings.

There will be great wifi, and we'll provide breakfast and lunch. All you need is a laptop, if you'll be using one, or your phone or camera.

We'll kick off with some teas, coffees and pastries for breakfast and we'll stop at lunchtime for sandwiches and soft drinks. We'll close up by 5pm.


* 09:30 Registration and breakfast
* 10:00 Morning activities (tbc)
* 12:30 Lunch
* 13:15 Afternoon activities (tbc)
* 16:30 Wrap-up session
* 17:00 Close

Register for tickets here

Main Image © Copyright Alan Johnstone collection and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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