1Lib1Ref: Fix reference errors on the Igbo Wikipedia

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WHAT

1Lib1Ref:fixing reference errors is an edit-a-thon event for participants and members of the Ig Wiki Librarians Hub. The aim of this event is to ensure clean articles on the Igbo Wikipedia by fixing existing reference errors that were generated during the process of translating and publishing articles. There are no [citation needed] tags on the Igbo Wikipedia but there are reference errors. Fixing reference errors was introduced to enable Igbo Wikimedians join the global event. In addition, during this event, participants will be encouraged to participate during the global 1Lib1Ref cite-a-thon. Participants will be taught how to add citation on the English Wikipedia, eventually joining the May 15th - June 5th cite-a-thon.

WHEN

This is a hybrid event: in-person and online.

  • Date: Wednesday, 11th May, 2022
  • Venue: Nigerian Book Foundation (NBF), Prof. Kenneth Dike Central e-library, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

HOW

Log into the dashboard

Create an account on the Igbo Wikipedia, existing editors should log in with their wiki username and password here

Search for articles to work on with the list provided

Fix reference errors, then publish

RESOURCES

Slides and video of how to fix reference errors on Igbo Wikipedia are pinned on the Ig Wiki Librarians Hub Telegram group. Also note that you have to be a member of the group to access these resources

OUTCOME

15 editors registered on the dashboard, 12 participants for in-person and 3 participants for online. A total of 215 articles were edited (as at 11th May, 2022, 20:00 WAT) and reference errors were fixed. For more information see the event dashboard

PRIZE

Prizes was awarded to 4 top Contributors. In-person

Online

GALLERY

Fixing reference error on the Igbo Wikipedia 2.0[edit]

Editathon on fixing reference error in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria 2.0
editathon session

This edition of fixing reference errors was to teach new participants, retrain and engage old editors on fixing reference errors. After the previous edition, it was necessary to show more editors how they can successfully correct reference errors especially after publishing a translated article and also to clear backlog of articles with reference errors

WHEN

  • Date: Wednesday, 29th June, 2022
  • Venue: NBF

OUTCOME

At the end of the event, a total of 15 editors logged into the tracking dashboard with a total of 207 edited articles and 407 total edits as at 30th June, 2022, 10:10 (WAT). see event dashboard for more details.