Join us on Saturday, Feb 1, 1-5pm at MIT Libraries for Prince-o-pedia: a
Wikipedia edit-a-thon themed around the music of Prince! We will have new
editor training and a Purple Playlist featuring lots of b-sides.
In honor of Black History Month, come to MIT's Digital Instruction Resource
Classroom and learn to edit Wikipedia in order to augment Prince-related
content in the encyclopedia. All are welcome, new and returning editors
Questions, let me or Amy (cc'd) know.
Hey Wikipedia BOS!
Question for you - would you ever want to have a forum?
I've been thinking about this as YC has a forum which I LOVE because I can
see peoples' bios and search past messages.
If something y'all want, happy to toss something up over a weekend!
Would love to hear your thoughts (direct reply me so we don't spam <3 )
Really appreciate it!
English WP is 50 articles away from 6 million! Somewhere someone's
watching article-creation timestamps and will record which the 6 millionth
was and generate a press release about it.
If you have a draft in progress, consider posting it now (or within the
hour) for a chance to get it some extra publicity and a line in the history
Hi Wikimedia List!
In case you're around BOS Friday, feel free to join a meetup at Grafton
street at 8 pm for a beer in Harvard Square!
If you're interested, rsvp by email to (luke(a)summerplaybook.com)
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!