The Princeton University Archives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on the
theme of Women at Princeton!
WHO: Interested University community members (students, graduate students,
professors, staff, community). Limited to *15 participants*; please RSVP
before *Wednesday, 16 May 2012*.
WHAT: Creating and expanding existing Wikipedia pages about the history of
women at Princeton as faculty members, wives, visitors, and students; and
on the history of coeducation at Princeton. Participants will set up
individual Wikipedia accounts, learn how to write an article, and then use
University Archives resources to write and edit articles.
WHEN: *Saturday, 19 May 2012, 12:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.* Lunch and snacks will
WHERE: Wiess Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library (next to Sherrerd
Hall and across from the Friend Center).
WHY: To increase the number of pages on Wikipedia about the history and
roles of women at Princeton and to help close the Wikipedia Gender Gap.
OTHER: *Please bring your laptop* since you will be asked to create a
Wikipedia account (if you do not already have one; you are not required to
have an account before participating).
IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by emailing mudd(a)princeton.edu AND adding your name
to the list on the Wikipedia Meetup
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 because space is limited.
'Wikipedia Loves Libraries' is a general initiative for improved
Wikimedia engagement with libraries, and more concretely an annual
campaign of wiki-workshops and editathons at libraries around Open
Access Week in October/November.
The 2011 edition was an exploratory phase in several North American
cities, but following a discussion at Wikimedia Conference Berlin,
we're going global for 2012!
Phoebe and I are hoping that this newly-revived mailing list can be a
good forum for a solid working-through, institutionalization, and
broadening of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries initiative.