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Hidden Gems Editathon

Date: 6th October 2017 - 6th October 2017

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Edinburgh Central Library
George IV Bridge

Categories: SLIC Events

Event is free

Hidden Gems Editathon

Our first Editathon with our Wikimedian in Residence will take place on Friday October 6th at Edinburgh Central Library.

This is your chance to learn more about Wikipedia and how useful it can be within the library sector. Our Wikimedian in Residence Sara Thomas will be training attendees in all aspects of writing for Wikipedia and on hand throughout the day to offer support.

The Editathon will focus on Scotland’s favourite ‘Hidden Gems’, chosen as part of a public competition for Dig It! 2017 – a year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology.  

Scotland's Favourite Hidden Gems

Coverage of these sites on Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia projects, is not as extensive as it should be and does not reflect the sum of knowledge held in the various local history collections of Scotland.

Through the Editathon, library students and professionals will seek to redress this imbalance and hone their wiki writing skills at the same time.

Sign Up

To book your place get in touch with Sara by emailing

You can also sign up by visiting the Wikipedia Hidden Gems page if you already have a Wikipedia Account.