2011 Drakeapedia Class Readings and Resources

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2011 Drakeapedia FYS Class Readings and Resources

Wikipedia, Primary/Secondary Sources, Drakeapedia Wiki Entries (Building & Biography), Oral Histories and Archives

Susan Glaspell's short story

To be read by Thursday, October 20 ( Glaspell is a 1899 Drake alum) A Jury of Her Peers

Resources for Oral History

("How to" Guide, Interview Release Form, Oral History Teams and Transcript/Biography Example)

File:Outline of questions for Carol Rittgers Dickinson.docx (turn these into open-ended questions)

Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History

File:Interview Release.docx

File:Oral History Teams and Scheduled Interviews.docx

Example of Interview Transcript with Grace York (Oklahoma State University Library Project) File:Grace_York.pdf

Resources for Drakeapedia Building/Biography Wiki Entries

Biography Files in Special Collections

File:in-celebration-of-century.pdf This is the full-text version of one book about Drake's history. Be patient. It takes awhile to load.

Wiki Directions

File:Wiki Directions.docx

How to edit content using the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) text editor in Drakeapedia (WikiSpaces) File:WikiSpaces Editing Tool Explanations-1.docx

APA Style Resources

APA Style Manual (6th ed.) Information about manuals and helpful online assistant at http://www.apastyle.org/pubmanual.html

APA Style Aid tutorial

Primary and Secondary Sources

File:Guide to Primary and Secondary Sources.docx


Readings and Resources

File:Internet Encyclopaedias go head to head.pdf Please read by Tuesday, August 30.

YouTube Videos about Wikipedia

History of Wikipedia (in two minutes) This is a short video about how the online information repository Wikipedia came into being.

What is a wiki? How does information get into Wikipedia in the first place? Who creates it? This short animation introduces viewers to what goes on behind-the-scenes so they can make the best use of what's on the surface.

How to edit a Wikipedia Article

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner discusses the challenges of stewarding an international community of writers and contributors, donors, affiliates and readers that together form the world's largest free knowledge project.

Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.