---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Dorothy Howard <dhow...@metro.org> Date: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 5:38 PM Subject: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Tomorrow, Sat Nov. 2nd at Jefferson Market Library To: glamwik...@googlegroups.com
Dear Wikipedians, Wikimedia NYC, NYPL Jefferson Market Library, and METRO would like to remind you of the Edit-a-Thon that we'll be hosting tomorrow from 10am-5pm at Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village . Please forward this message to anyone that you think will be interested. *Edit-a-Thons *Adding to Wikipedia is an exercise in research and writing to avoid biasing language, and a way to contribute to the framing of public knowledge. It also allows you to instantaneously share your knowledge and subject specialties with an international community. The average American takes a look at 5 Wikipedia articles a day and Wikipedia is consistently in the top two search results on any given topic.* * An Edit-a-Thon is an event meant to build attendees Wikipedia editing skills and critical understanding of Wikipedia content and most of all, to generate Wikipedia articles, content, organize pages, and upload photographs on topics of interest to attendees. * * *Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Greenwich Village History, NYPL Jefferson MarketLibrary, Sat November 2 * The Edit-a-thon <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC> will help complete Wikipedia articles about Greenwich Village History and the public art, community gardens, and library branches in the area, but you are welcome to come and edit on anything of interest to you. Editors will have the opportunity to utilize rare books and items from the Greenwich Village Collection, which holds over 150+ books on the history of New York City. Wikipedians will be on hand to provide basic training on how to edit articles, and provide more advanced training for the experienced. *Location:* Jefferson Market Library. 425 Avenue of the Americas at 10th Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. *Agenda* • 10am: Event Begins • 10:30: Session 1: Presentation on Editing Techniques (1) (non-mandatory) • 1pm: Session 2: Presentation on Editing Techniques (2) '' • 5pm: Library Closes What's in Store in the Greenwich Village Collection <http://thedeskset.org/the-greenwich-village-collection/> Hope to see you there! Dorothy Wikipedia User:OR drohowa <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:OR_drohowa> [image: Inline image 1] -- Dorothy Howard, Open Data Fellow Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) 212.228.2320 x127 |Twitter <https://twitter.com/DorothyR_Howard> | -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "GLAM-Wiki New York" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to glamwikiny+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.
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