Editing the Scrapbooking Entry on Wikipedia

Wikipedia Revolution

I just finished reading The Wikipeda Revolution by Andrew Lih. I enjoyed the book and learned quite a bit about how Wikipedia became the force it is today.

I decided to give editing Wikipedia a try. I signed up for an account with the username allaboutimages and started with the article on  Scrapbooking. I added a reference to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 18902 standard that details requirements for photo-safety, made a few clarifications, and removed a blatant commercial reference.

I am still frustrated with the article. The historical section is very limited and omits many early developments, as well as scrapbooking before the 15th century entirely. The scrapbooking as a business section is dated and does not do a good job of putting the industry into perspective.

If I get more time, I may make another attempt to revise this article. Until then, I encourage others to take a look  and consider editing it themselves.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to Editing the Scrapbooking Entry on Wikipedia

  1. Kathleen says:

    I too was dissatisfied with what I found as a definition for scrapbooking. (though I was looking for scrapbook retreat definitions) I am in the process of creating a presentation for a scrapbook retreat ~vs~ scrapbook weekend, for a local camp. I am sure that we all can benefit from knowing that we CAN edit, definitions that quickly become outdated. *U* Kathleen

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