This will be Saturday March 28th, in the afternoon (around 1pm). We
will have a wikipedia sign. Bring your referencing problems if you
like and we can all work on them. I can also give short wikipedia
referencing and/or library research tutorials if anyone wants. Bring
your BPL card if you have one!
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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
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