Wikipedia:WikiProject Smithsonian AWHI/Meetup/WikiAPA2022

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WikiAPA Edit-a-thon: We Are Here

Carissa Moore

Help improve Wikipedia content around Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage!
Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many individuals looking to learn about art, history, and science.
During this training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to Asian American and Pacific Islanders heritage in the United States. This WikiAPA edition and our editing worklist has been built from APAC's forthcoming anthology We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Shaped the United States, which features the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander women, nonbinary, third gender, and transgender people. The anthology will come out on October 18, 2022, from the Smithsonian Institution and Running Press Kids.
This event is planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, a multiyear undertaking to document, research, collect, display, and share the history of women in the United States.


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Zoom link upon registration


May 19, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT (United States)


Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center(APAC)


No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. No background in APA or women's history is required either.

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Assessment chart[edit]

Index · Statistics · Log

Example (right) of an assessment of the quality of articles in the WikiProject Asian Americans. Ideally, high importance topics will be of "C class" or higher. Those in the "start" class are excellent candidates for editing during the edit-a-thon – they are highly visible, so improving them by adding information, copy editing, or inserting references will have a high impact.

For the full assessment page, visit: Wikipedia:WikiProject Asian Americans/Assessment


Wikidata is the newest project that is an adjunct to Wikipedia, storing essential data in a database across all languages. See some of the tools below to experiment with


Tabernacle is a tool to help view and edit Wikipedia/Wikidata content in a table format (like a spreadsheet). See the following table:

Knowledge graphs[edit]

Visualize different indivduals in Wikidata:


After creating a Wikipedia account, there are some powerful tools you can add to gain more capabilities, such as rating articles or moving them to different projects. Follow the steps below to add these functions to your account:

  • Adding useful user scripts to your Wikipedia account
    • Make sure you are logged in to your Wikipedia account
    • Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets
    • Check the box for: Install scripts without having to manually edit JavaScript files
    • Click the "Save" button
  • Visit this page to add the Rater tool - User:Evad37/rater.js
    • Click on the "Install" link at the top of the page
    • You should now have access to the "Rater" tool as a menu in the upper right hand corner when viewing an article
    • This allows you to set the basic quality of the article, and rank it within certain WikiProjects
  • Optionally: go back to Preferences and add more gadgets:
    • Check Display an assessment of an article's quality in its page header
    • Check HotCat: easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions
    • Check MoreMenu: add Page and User dropdown menus to the toolbar with links to common tasks, analytic tools and logs
    • Check XTools: dynamically show statistics about a page's history under the page heading


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