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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