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Report from the Wikipedia Editathon 2020

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Some days on the digital battlefields are tougher than others. This year, the engaged contributors to the UCRF Wikipedia Editathon ran into some over-zealous encyclopedia editors in a struggle over correct citation forms and phrasing. However, as the dust settled, substantive improvements are now abundant, not least more references to peer-reviewed research and links to new sources.  As a contributor, one has to accept that Wikipedia is a work-in-progress, especially sections on rapidly evolving and […]

Open UCRF insignia, buttons and banners

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To activate change, it is good to have your presence noticed in the wider community. It is also powerful to have symbols and processes for like-minded people to gather around. At UCRF, and inspired by labour and trades unions, some members at Parsons made a banner a few months ago to take on climate protests. As the photo shows, the banner of the Parsons-chapter got a rather eccentric touch.  Why not make your own banner? […]

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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It is time for the Union’s yearly collaborative wikipedia edit-a-thon! On 26th February 2020 we will revisit the “sustainable fashion” page on Wikipedia to add and update its content. The page is an entry-point and resource with an average of 400-500 daily visits, so the UCRF hopes to keep the information as reliable as possible. We are happy much of the information and links to resources and peer-reviewed articles and books has been added to […]

News from the first Wiki Editathon

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Editing the sustainable fashion Wikipedia page brought together nine signatories of the Union of Concerned Researchers’ manifesto on Tuesday 26th February. Four from Europe were able to communicate through a chat room, and the five New Yorkers saw each other in the flesh. There was laughter as well as many conversations about how to go about editing. Barely anyone had any experience of editing a Wiki and the page was in need of a good […]

Wiki-editathon

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The Union’s first collaborative action is now underway! On 26th February 2019 between GMT 15:00 – 22:00, a group of volunteers from the Union signatories are jointly editing Wikipedia’s sustainable fashion pages. We are frustrated that too often work is replicated in the area of fashion and sustainability, and we summise that this is perhaps because people don’t know about what has gone before. To combat this our goal is to sharpen and extend the […]