Training modules/dashboard/slides/12212-preparing-topics8

Preparing topicsEdit

Online Wikimedia editing focuses on individuals finding pages they want to work on, and then contributing on their own time. In-person editing events work best when there is a narrow list of tasks that can be completed at the event. By preparing a list of articles that fit your theme ahead of time and pairing those articles with a handful of potential sources, you save participants from the complicated process of first picking a topic and then doing research.

When working with librarians or experts in the topic, they may be able to help you identify the source materials before the event and prepare them for research (by pulling them from library shelves for instance, or collecting links to open access source materials).