We will be meeting tomorrow at Chilli Duck at 11:30 am for Thai food and
pre-research wiki talk.
829 Boylston Street
(between Fairfield St & Gloucester St)
Boston, MA 02116
http://www.yelp.com/biz/chilli-duck-boston (click on the map for a larger
view and driving directions)
Orange line: Back Bay
Green line: Copley
For those who can't make it to lunch, we'll be meeting in the Elliott Room
at 1 pm (located in between Bates hall and the Hub computer area). From
there, we'll get reference materials and find a place to work.
BPL floor plan:
Nicole, I don't think there has been a crossover. the Boston Photog
group would be a great one to engage. And we could start with
university libraries and museums, which tend to be especially open to
such things. Getting permission to take / relicense good photos of
major library works would likely be possible as well.
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Nicole Willson
> Don't know if you're aware of Dave Menninger or Wikipedia Loves Art, but I
> follow them on Facebook. Description from the page:
> "Wikipedia Loves Art is a scavenger hunt and free content photography
> contest among museums and cultural institutions worldwide, and aimed at
> illustrating Wikipedia articles."
> More info can be found here:
> http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=128326730243&h=oXcAL&u=vVoJp .
> Looks like a lot of NYC museums are involved.
> Do you know if any effort has been made to work with Boston museums? I know
> there's a big Boston Photography meetup. Also Boston MediaMakers has a lot
> of photographers and videographers willing to volunteer for the right
> projects. Maybe they'd be interested? Also, I have a library school friend
> who used to work at the MFA. She may be able to tell me who to contact about
> getting permission to take pictures for Wikipedia.
1) don't forget about BLPs at the BPL this Saturday! It's going to
be awesome. But remember : you can't comment on library books in the
margins (despite confusing crossover efforts such as the attached) --
it's against the rules. so leave the highlighters at home.
2) We could use 1 or 2 people to moderate the mail that comes into
this list - most of the task is just moderating spam. Please write
back if you're interested; thanks!
Phoebe is coming to visit at the end of the month, and Nicole and I
have been talking about getting together for a reference day at the
BPL, focused on BLPs and [other] disputed topics.
In particular, I would like to see [[List of people from Boston]]
improved and expanded to include modern people, so that it look more
like lists from other major cities (e.g., [[List of people from
Chicago]] and [[List of Austinites]]).
Modern writers, musicians, and educators might be a place to start.
A Reference Challenge with a list of 100 peeps to begin with would be
interesting. (does someone want to start putting this together?)
I would start with
* Older unref'ed BLPs from [[Category:Unreferenced_BLPs]]
* Topic searches of the BLP noticeboard's archives:
And at the end of the day we could have a new and improved list of
Bostonians (with a special marker for BLPs? for those who have been
through BLP review?) and wrap up with comments on the en:wp
[[Wikipedia talk:Biographies of living persons]]
who can bring a 12-plug power strip.
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Nicole Willson
< So, do we want to do BLP at BPL? Also is there a
> specific area of BLP that could use help, like people in a certain area of
> the humanities (authors, artists etc.)? Another idea would be researching
> disputed articles.
> What time should this be? I just remembered that the BPL opens at 9 on
> Saturdays, but I think it'd be better that this start around 1 or 2.
> I know Hasty and Janet were interested, so that's two people right there. I
> can also email Evan to see if he can make it.
> SJ: Could you post this to the meetup group and the mailing list? I can do
> some sort of write-up, but can't post things to the meetup group. Thanks!
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 2:18 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com>
>> Sounds like the humanities area is the way to go, and someone should
>> bring a power strip.
>> Can you guys publicize it to wpians? I can put together a quick how to
>> reference page. Doing boston history articles would also be sweet, but
>> maybe too hard.
>> If we even get one or two people it will be a fun way to spend an