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In the online communities of projects such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, and LocalWiki an edit-a-thon sometimes written editathon is an organized event where editors edit and improve a specific topic or type of content, typically including basic editing training for new editors They often involve meetups, but can be distributed as well The word is a portmanteau of "edit" and "marathon"
Wikipedia edit-a-thons have taken place at Wikimedia chapter headquarters, accredited educational institutions including Sonoma State University, Arizona State University, The University of Victoria in Canada; as well as cultural institutions such as museums or archives The events have included topics such as cultural heritage sites, museum collections, women's history, art, feminism, narrowing Wikipedia's gender gap, social justice issues, and other topics Women and African Americans and the LGBT community are using edit-a-thons as a way of bridging the gap in Wikipedia's sexual and racial makeup Some have been organised by Wikipedians in residence The longest editathon took place at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City from June 9 to 12, 2016, where Wikimedia Mexico volunteers and museum's staff edited during 72 continuous hours This editathon was also recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest
The OpenStreetMap community has also hosted a number of edit-a-thons
- ^ Lavin, Talia 2016-03-11 "A Feminist Edit-a-Thon Seeks to Reshape Wikipedia" The New Yorker ISSN 0028-792X Retrieved 2016-07-30
- ^ Content, Sara Boboltz Associate Editor of Viral; Post, The Huffington 2015-04-15 "Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem" The Huffington Post Retrieved 2016-07-30
- ^ "Social Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop - University of Victoria" wwwuvicca Retrieved 2016-07-30
- ^ Smith, Michelle R 16 October 2013 "Female scientists getting their due on Wikipedia" Associated Press Retrieved 2016-07-30
- ^ Katzner, Ben 1 February 2014 "SCSU group participates in edit-a-thon for Wikipedia website" St Cloud Times Retrieved 5 February 2014
- ^ Koh, Adeline 30 May 2013 "How to Organize Your Own Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon" The Chronicle of Higher Education Retrieved 5 February 2014
- ^ Reynosa, Peter "Why Don't More Latinos Contribute to Wikipedia" El Tecolote Retrieved December 4, 2015
- ^ "México ganó un nuevo récord Guiness y seguro te va a ser útil" Dinero en Imagencom in Spanish Retrieved 2016-06-13
- ^ Cruz y Corro, Andrés; Fernanda López, María 22 July 2016 "Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record" Wikimedia Blog Retrieved 2016-07-30
- ^ Villeda, Ian 12 April 2013 "OpenStreetMap #Editathon at MapBox" Retrieved 7 April 2014
- ^ Foster, Mike 18 October 2013 "Fall 2013 OpenStreetMap Editathon" Retrieved 7 April 2014
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