We at MIT Libraries are pleased to host a Wikipedia Day edit-a-thon again
for 2020 centered on newly-in-the-public domain books that MIT has
digitized. We will have it on January 15, 2020 (Wikipedia's 19th birthday!)
from 4-7pm in Barker Engineering Library on MIT's campus.
Find out more here:
and register here: https://libcal.mit.edu/event/6126715
We will have birthday cake!
Also, you may be familiar with MIT's tradition of hosting many workshops
and events during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January. My
colleague who is also involved in our edit-a-thon is teaching another
workshop that may be of interest to Wikipedians who work with copyright and
free licenses called "Is it in the public domain?" That's on Jan 7. Find
out more and register here:
Hope to see you all at the edit-a-thon!
Just a reminder that applications for Wikimedia Summit 2020 are due on
December 16: <
This is the annual meeting in Germany in April for all of the Wikimedia
affiliates from around the world to collaborate on movement strategy. As a
user group, we are eligible to send one delegate. The summit organizers
cover participants' travel costs.
We don't have much time for deliberation; perhaps those who are interested
should say so here, or email me, and then we can quickly select someone?
We can also talk about this on Slack, but I know not everybody has joined,
so I don't want anybody to be left out.