I'm not aware of anyone having asked Boston (or Somerville) Public Library
about doing a 'Wikipedia Loves Libraries' event. I think it would make
sense to inquire with them.
For those who would be interested in an event like this: what dates are you
available? I'm generally available throughout October, except 10/15-16.
On Sep 20, 2011 7:20 AM, "Anne Britton" <anne_britton(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Hello Boston Wikipedians,
Below is a copy of recent email correspondence with the Cambridge Public Library, regarding participation in the upcoming Wikipedia Loves Libraries event in October 2011. The Library won't be able to participate this time, but would be interested in a future event.
RE: Boston-area "Wikipedia Loves Libraries"
FROM: Pacy, Alyssa
TO: Anne Britton
Monday, September 19, 2011 11:26 AMM
[...] I talked with a few of my colleagues and it is something we'd like to do but we won't be able to do it this October. [...] Please do keep me posted - given a little more time, I'd really like to plan for this if it happens again in the future.
From: Anne Britton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 11:11 AM
To: Pacy, Alyssa
Subject: FYI: Boston-area "Wikipedia Loves Libraries"
Would the Cambridge Public Library/Cambridge Room consider participating in the upcoming fall 2011 "Wikipedia Loves Libraries" event? It seems like it might be a wonderful way to publicize CPL's resources, especially, for instance, in local history. I think the Harvard Law School and MIT may be organizing events along these lines.
Wikipedia Loves Libraries:
Wikimedia-Boston discussion list thread about Wikipedia Loves Libraries:
The people over at HLSL came up with a few ideas of collections we
could work with (and some date suggestions!). The idea being we could
pick one and they would pull together some resources for us to work
with. How do people feel about these?
1. French Coutumes – collections of local French customary law. HLSL
has the largest collection of these in the US; LC and GWU Law also
have great collections.
Hidden collection – we have HOLLIS catalog records for these but the
collection is not easily discoverable as a whole on google – so a
Wikipedia article would be a great way to draw attention to our
collection, and we can link with the Wikipedia articles noted above
Importance to law: One of the most comprehensive collections of French
pre-revolutionary-war laws in existence
Some of these are really beautiful books/manuscripts as well
2. Crime Broadsides
Not a hidden collection – see http://broadsides.law.harvard.edu/ . So
there is already readily discoverable information out there, but a
Wikipedia article would be one more avenue of discovery, and this
collection would make the “broadsides” entry in Wikipedia stronger.
Interesting and attractive collection
Importance to law: offers insight into the sensationalism of law in
18c and 19c England
If you want to go ahead and schedule a meetup, we’re ready. Here are
some suggested times: http://www.doodle.com/rf2u7ctekv5xhstd
Please fill out the doodle poll; if you can only make it certain hours
on specific days, you can note that in the comments section.
Thanks, Molly and everyone else – we’re looking forward to working
together on this!
Karen S. Beck / Manager, Historical & Special Collections / Harvard
Law School Library / 617-496-2107
Langdell Hall 481 / 1545 Massachusetts Avenue / Cambridge, MA 02138 /
Come one, come all :) This is a great place to share new ideas, find
co-conspirators, or find a project to contribute to. Also a good
place to find internships and jobs that help make the Internet not
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From: Amar Ashar <ashar(a)cyber.law.harvard.edu>
Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Subject: Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fall Open House, Next
Tuesday 9/6, 6:30p.m.
To: Samuel J Klein <sj(a)wikimedia.org>
Another year is here! Berkman is hosting it's annual fall open house
next Tuesday, 9/6 at HLS -- please do feel free the share the
announcement below with anyone you think might be interested.
Hopefully see you there!
Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fall Open House
Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm
Ropes Gray Room, Pound Hall, Harvard Law School Campus (Map:
Free and Open to the Public
Please RSVP at: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2011/09/openhouse#RSVP
Come to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s Open House to meet
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As a University-wide research center at Harvard University, our
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Paid part-time research positions will be available in the fall, and
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People from all disciplines, universities, and backgrounds are
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We look forward to seeing you there!
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