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ROM tasks volunteers with re-writing history... on Wikipedia

Suitably, the Edit-a-thon invitation is presented in the form of a Wikipedia page.

For any nay-sayers who feel that Wikipedia is not a legitimate source of information, allow us to present Edit-a-Thon. The Royal Ontario Museum is making (more) history by throwing their first e-volunteer event, a program seeking to update the Wikipedia pages that represent artifacts and exhibits in the museum. They’ve invited 15 volunteers to take a tour of the Chinese Galleries then collaborate with eachother on updating the relevant pages on the web. That darn ROM never stops thinking of ways to preserve memory.

The schedule of the day will start with an hour long session introducing participants to Wikipedia Basics. Following will be time to explore the Chinese galleries, then a research period to investigate their findings further. After a complimentary lunch, the group will spend the afternoon writing and editing the pages on Chinese art and archeology on Wikipedia, based on topics they picked and had approved in advance. Writers can sign up on the Wikipedia Page by adding their name to the list. It’s just that easy to re-write history.

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Farrah Khaled is an intern at the Toronto Standard. Follow her on twitter at @farkhaly.

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