Archive | June 2015

My Wikipedia Experience: relevant bibliography

When the course of Information Management started, we had to bring together in some groups, and then, start choosing some interesting topics to work with. My group chose a variety of topics such as Animals on the verge of extintion, Strange manias and phobias and The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

After having chosen the topics, we started searching for different references in order to be able to speak about them and we shared them in both Refworks and Flow, so we started recovering relevant information about them.

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Then, we selected some articles in order to make contributions and improve them. After improving the articles, we completed our Wikipedia Sandboxes (templates, infoboxes, etc.) with interesting articles related to our chosen topics.

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After having contributed in some articles of Wikipedia and being so happy because our improvements have been approved by their administrators, we did a presentation about all our Wikipedia Experience to show to our classmates what we have done during the course and which things we have learnt.

Finally, we have promoted our chosen topics by using Twitter or another social network discovered during this course: Scoop.it .

Review of IM tools

From February until today in the course of Information Management I have been learning, above all, how to manage references in order to make contributions to improve Wikipededia articles. At first, we were only using Twitter and Océano, two websites that were quite known for us from the beginning.

Then, we have been using some different and interesting tools in order to work with the references. We had to create a new account in all of them and start learning how to write references of different things such as books, journals, etc. Among the different tools, I would highlight:

– Refworks

– Flow

It is important to mention that the use of those tools has been very practical, because you could share the same references in both websites, by only clicking on them.

After that, we created our main Wikipedia page in order to start making contributions and improvements to the articles about our favourite topics. We learnt how to use the Sanboxes and Templates provided by Wikipedia in both languages, English and Spanish.

Finally, another interesting thing we learnt was how to create a Mindmap about some Wikipedia’s article’s categories.

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I would recommend you to read carefully this article, because I believe that the tools I am providing in it are quite useful and interesting. Enjoy them!