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Archives Week 2019 -- Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Brooklyn Collection

  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza 2nd Floor - Brooklyn Collection Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States

To celebrate New York Archives Week as well as the recent digitization of neighborhood newspapers by the Brooklyn Collection, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of Brooklyn history. We will also be accepting topic suggestions through this Google Form until October 15, 2019.

We’ll work to improve representation on English Wikipedia of Brooklyn local history topics, using recently digitized newspapers from the Brooklyn Collection alongside other reference materials and digital resources. Our goal is to improve articles highlighted for improvement by WikiProject New York City, in addition to other stub and start-class articles about Brooklyn.

No experience editing Wikipedia is required but please bring a laptop, if you have one! There will also be a limited number of laptops available for those who don't have their own. Experienced Wikipedians will be around to help out, and we’ll be starting the Edit-a-thon with a brief tutorial to cover the basics. 

RSVP: mmontalbano@bklynlibrary.org

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct. Check out our Wikipedia Meetup page for more info.


Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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