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.