Dear Bay Area Wikimedians:
The Bay Area Wiki Salon is excited to co-host another Wiki-a-thon
(edit/upload-a-thon) at the Prelinger Library this month, and you are all
invited to join us on August 25!
The Prelinger Library is an appropriation-friendly collection 19th and 20th
century historical ephemera, periodicals, maps, and books not commonly
found in other public libraries, much of which is in the public domain. The
eclectic collection presents many opportunities to enrich a vast range of
Wikipedia articles and other Wikimedia projects, and also to explore and
raise questions about the evolution of knowledge collection and
distribution from the early days of print and "mass media" culture to
today, and the impact of these material (or immaterial) forms on shifting
perceptions of neutrality and reliability.
See below for more information and links, including a link to the Stacks
Explorer where you can explore the virtual shelves of the Prelinger
Library's holdings. We hope to see/work with you on the 25th!
Wiki-a-thon at Prelinger Library
+ Date: Sunday, August 25
+ Time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
+ Location: Prelinger Library
+ Address: 301 8th Street, San Francisco
+ Meetup page:
+ See also: http://www.prelingerlibrary.org/home/; Stacks Explorer:
Niki, on behalf of BAWS