Join a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Mon, Aug 18
The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project will be hosting a daylong Wikipedia
edit-a-thon on August 18 in Hornbake Library. The edit-a-thon will feature
resources from Chronicling
America and from our Special and Digital Collections.
Monday, August 18, 9:30 am - 4:00
Media Room J, Hornbake
Morning presentations from:
* Deb Thomas, Program
Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of
* Leo Zimmerman, Project Manager for Wikipedia Summer of Monuments, Wikimedia DC
* Donald Taylor, Wikipedian in Residence
* Doug McElrath, Manager of Special Collections
The rest of the day will
be devoted to research and Wikipedia editing.
All faculty, staff,
students, and community members are invited to join us! Come for part of the day
or participate remotely. We will be live streaming the morning presentations
using Adobe Connect:
The meeting will remain active all day if remote participants have questions or
want to chat with each other.
Bring your laptop. No prior experience
with Wikipedia is necessary. In fact, we’ll have a tutorial on the basics of
editing Wikipedia for those who are new.
For more information and to
RSVP, please visit our edit-a-thon’s page