Have a passion for sounds, nature, or just for making Wikipedia better? If yes, and you’ll be in or near London on Saturday 7th November, then come along to the British Library!

We’re hosting an edit-a-thon to get sound recordings from the natural world that we have in our archives uploaded to enrich wiki entries on wildlife. There are sounds from all over the British Isles, of birds and beasts. Sounds and Wildlife curator Cheryl Tipp will be in attendance to answer any questions about the sound recordings themselves. We’ll provide you with lunch too, on the house.

To ensure we have enough food, and plenty of plug points, please register your intention to attend – it’s free!

All you need to bring is a laptop, your headphones and power cable, and your Wikipedia account login. You don’t need a British Library Readers Pass for this event. We welcome experienced wikimedians and newbies, and will have a trainer from Wikipedia standing by to give advice and training to anyone unfamiliar with the processes. If you have never been to an edit-a-thon, or have never edited Wikipedia, they provide a great online guide to the process. Take a look at the event listing for more information, and to register.


If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at [email protected].