I've already met several folks here over email, who have all been very helpful in the planning stages, so some of this information may be a bit repetitive. However, I want to get the word out as broadly as possible.
Together with my co-organizer Amanda Strauss (Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe), I'm helping put together a series of Edit-a-thons at MA libraries, archives, and museums for Open Access/Wikipedia Loves Libraries Week:
We are generally enthusiastic but inexperienced, so really need your help! This is our first year in trying to organize a series like this, and we would love to have at least one experienced editor at each site. (As we contacted potential hosts, each and every one first asked about how to connect with a Wikipedia editor, so we think there are a lot of people eager to learn from you.)
Hopefully, since there are multiple sites, there will be a time and place that works for different schedules. You can see that we already have four sites signed up, so if you are willing and able to be a volunteer editor at any of these sites, please save the date.
As soon as we have the individual event pages for each site up, I'll send those around so you can sign up on Wikipedia, too, but I wanted to let folks know ASAP.
Also, please feel free to share this widely, and let me know if you have any suggestions on where else to publicize. And feel free to tell me if we are doing anything wrong!
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Our next meeting will be on October 5th between two and four in the afternoon, at a location that will be determined shortly. During the next meeting, elections will be held, so if anyone is interested in more information, please feel free to e-mail me. Have a good night!
Hi Boston Wikimedians,
I'm exploring the idea of doing outreach to university language learners to
help build smaller Wikipedias.
Since Boston is a hotbed of big universities, and consequently many classes
in rarely-taught languages, I'm wondering if anyone in your group has done
this? (For instance, I was looking at BU's African Languages program --
http://www.bu.edu/africa/forstudents/alp/ -- it would be really cool to get
these students & faculty to work on the Xhosa, Wolof, etc. Wikipedias).
Wikimedia Foundation | UC Davis Libraries
As some of you already know, we are planning on having a meeting next month, here is the Doodle link to pick a date: http://doodle.com/s2z9ef7a99xbxwau If you could all fill it out by the next week or so, that would be great, since I am planning on holding elections then, as well as talk about any other developments that might have occurred by then.
Dear friends and colleagues,
I regret to inform you that I will be leaving Boston for the foreseeable
future within the next few weeks.
I have enjoyed working with you all, and hope for only the best for
Wikimedia New England. I will remain subscribed to this list after my move,
and am excited for Wikimedia New England's future, even if it looks like I
will not be in town to be a part of it.