Just a quick reminder that I'm hosting an edit-a-thon in the UCD library on Sat:
There is also one scheduled for Friday Nov. 15.
Bring yourself or tell your friends, especially your friends in the
Sacramento/Davis area :) Feel free to also participate remotely; I'm
happy to do research in our collection for folks.
Questions? Ideas? Want to know where Davis is, exactly? Let me know:
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An invitation from the Internet Archive (the event is free anyway, but
now you surely know):
On 10/17/2013 05:12 PM, Alexis Rossi wrote:
> (...) we'd mostly just like to
> make sure that everyone in your community is invited to attend a
> celebration at our headquarters in San Francisco next week. The
> invitation (and a link to RSVP) are at
From the URL above:
October 24, 2013
Free Admission, Donations Welcome
6pm – 7pm : Cocktails and Reception
7pm – 8pm : Announcements
300 Funston Ave., San Francisco CA 94118
Please RSVP - we don’t want to run out of wine!
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
Another great Berkeley Wikipedians meetup! This time we will meet at the
South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, which is a short walk from
the Ashby BART station. The South Branch is one of the newly renovated
branches, and is also the home of the famous Tool Lending Library.
We'll start around 1:00, and begin cleaning up around 5:00. Bring a
laptop and ideas. Oh, and any spare extension cords :-)
Sorry if this is too out there, feel free to reply to me directly.
I recently moved and don't have any furniture, and was impressed by the
modular couch slices used on the 6th floor in the "front" of the
presentation room. What brand are those? Where did they come from? I'd
like to get something like that. Then I could easily host edit-a-thons
at my place! (See what I did there? Totally topical!)
I am very pleased to invite you to a couple inaugural edit-a-thons at the
UC Davis library. Have you ever wanted to hang out in a great research
library and edit articles? Well, now you can!
*Wikipedia editing workshops and edit-a-thons at UC Davis! *
- *Saturday Nov. 2., 1:00pm-5:00pm*
- *Friday Nov. 15, 10:00am-3:00pm*
*Wiki page and signup: *
*Location and logistics: *
Both workshops will be held at the UC Davis Shields Library [main library],
Library Instruction Lab.
- Directions and maps will be linked on the wiki page above
- The Shields Instruction Lab is a computer classroom, so you don't need
to bring your laptop (but if you do we can get you a guest account for
wifi, please let me know ahead of time).
- All members of the campus and community are welcome! (including
- If you're on campus or in the area, there will be an additional
shorter workshop on 10/18 -- see page above for details
- Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, psayers<at>ucdavis.edu.
Edit whatever you like of course, but there's a (preliminary) theme of
"exploring California food, wine and farming..." -- UC Davis is the best
agricultural school in the country, with specialty library collections in
everything related to food and wine. Come take advantage of them! We also
have very good collections in many other areas as well. Remote participants
are welcome to send reference requests :)
I will send out reminders closer to the event, and set up Facebook events
etc. But especially if you know editors or potential future editors in the
region (Davis/Sacramento) please help spread the word... I know there's a
bunch of us out here, but we've not had formal meetups. So I would
appreciate help with publicity!
*What is this again? *
Come learn how to edit Wikipedia! The first part of the session will
introduce the edit-a-thon and include a short class for new and beginning
editors in how Wikipedia works and how to get started (experienced editors
should feel free to just start editing). The next part will be a hands-on
workshop devoted to improving articles using UC Davis library resources,
with a special focus on California food, wine and farming. Bring your
Wikipedia questions and topics that you are interested in working on (you
don't need to be an expert!). Drop in anytime during the event.
Well, I don't know how Shreyas managed to get us the room at BPL last
time, but I'm having no luck for our next meeting. I've been told that
the following are the only weekend dates available:
Sunday November 10
Saturday November 23
Sunday December 8
Saturday December 21
Sunday December 22
Saturday December 28
Sunday December 29
Sundays the library is only open until 5:00 so it doesn't give us much
time. The available Saturdays are all around holidays.
Does anyone else have the ability to find us space in October and
November? We could try one of the other public library buildings but
none of them are particularly convenient to public transportation,
Ideas? Suggestions? (I really really want Berkeley to have a hacker space!)
The UC Riverside libraries are holding three edit-a-thons as part of
Wikipedia Loves Libraries, on Oct. 12, Oct. 26, and Nov. 23 (all are
Details are here:
The edit-a-thons will focus on the very cool special collections at the
Riverside libraries, including the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and
Fantasy: http://eaton.ucr.edu/ -- "the largest publicly-accessible
collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature in
Other special collections that editors might want to use include the Water
Resources Archive (http://library.ucr.edu/wrca/), and a collection on the
Tuskegee Airmen archive (http://library.ucr.edu/tuskegee/). And of course
all of the other UCR library resources will be available as well.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of a great library and
librarians who are eager to share their collections! If you can attend in
person please do, or if not consider participating remotely -- feel free to
make reference requests on the talk page :) And please encourage your
friends in southern California to attend.
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