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Other Posting Boards[edit]

Upcoming Events[edit]

Edit-a-Thon at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library InfoCommons

Past Events[edit]

Edit-a-Thon at Jefferson Market Library
  • Edit-a-Thon at Harlem Library on the Harlem Renaissance on March 1st
  • Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on February 1st
  • Edit-a-Thon at Queens Library, Central Library
  • NYPL Jefferson Market Library Edit-a-Thon
  • Wikipedia Tour of Consumer Reports
  • Brooklyn Public Library Central Library Edit-a-Thon.
Queens Library Central Library in Jamaica, Queens

Photos and videos[edit]

Photos

Videos

Recaps[edit]

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at NYPL's Harlem Library[edit]

On Saturday March 8, 2014 NYPL’s Harlem Library hosted an area Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with a goal of contributing to the free online knowledge about Harlem’s rich history. With about 20 attendees the group attendees managed to add an article on the African American Day Parade, and edit articles on Harlem’s demographics, the Harlem Fire Watchtower, Mount Morris Park Historic District, and the West Harlem Fund.

International Success: Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and 30 other Satellite Locations[edit]

The complete outcomes of all satellite events are being aggregated on a follow-up pages:



Edit-a-thon at the Queens Public Library Central Library, December 6th, 2013[edit]

QPL Dec 6th Edit-a-thon 8

The Queens Library Central Branch in Jamaica, Queens held its first Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Friday, December 6 with the help of METRO’s Wikipedian-in-Residence and the Wikimedia NYC Chapter. The event sparked interest in editing Wikipedia articles about Queens History. Over 20 participants, including several Queens-based published historians, a few teenagers, and a handful of library staff, were in attendance.

Participants made use of materials from the Queens Archive, adding citations to rare books, articles, and ephemera to pre-existing Wikipedia pages. Librarians gathered research materials from the Queens Library Archive on flash drives and provided paper research files so that participants could strengthen Wikipedia articles with citations to primary and secondary materials housed in the archives. One example is a new article that was created on Emil Lucev, a Queens Historian and writer who also appears in the Queens Archive. Five new articles were created.

Throughout the day, Wikipedians provided guidance in one-on-one interactions, covering topics from uploading photographs to adding citations to creating new articles. Most participants stayed a few hours, trying out the process of editing articles on local train historian Ron Ziel, the Women’s Industrial Service League in Queens, and the NYC illustrator and photographer Eugene Armbruster, as well as many others.

The Queens Library Central Branch and Queens Library Archives plans to edit Wikipedia articles internally. Work has begun on a GLAM-Wiki (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Wikipedia) project.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Greenwich Village in the 60s/ November 2nd, 2013[edit]

Wikipedia in Greenwich Village
Jefferson market library edit a thon poster 2

Event page: Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/November 2013

The Wikipedia "Greenwich Village in the 60s" Edit-a-thon was a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by New York Public Library's Jefferson Market Library, Wikimedia NYC and the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Jefferson Market Library
Greenwich Village

The event was was held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Jefferson Market Library (425 Avenue of the Americas) as part of this year's Wikipedia Loves Libraries global campaign. The event is hosted by Jefferson Market Library, Wikimedia NYC and METRO.

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, September 7th and 8th, 2013[edit]

On the weekend of September 7th and 8th, Wikimedia NYC, Metropolitan New York Library Council, and the Wikiotics Foundation] teamed up to host “Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn,” New York’s first event for the 2013 “Wikipedia Loves Libraries” season. The event, held at the new Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Info Commons, included three smaller break-out groups; 1) a “Photo-hunt” for images of Brooklyn historic monuments and libraries and training on how to upload images to Wikipedia, 2) a one-on-one, open office hours for Wikipedia questions that lasted for both days, and 3) Wikiotics “Families Learning Bilingually,” a public program to develop educational resources on Wikipedia.

The event, totaling 12 hours, showed strong support from the Wikipedia community and public participants. Nine experienced Wikipedians helped provide training throughout the weekend, 20-30 members of the public attended, 17 new users were registered, and several members of the Brooklyn Public Library staff came to observe.

Statistics for the event were generated using the Wiki-Metrics analytics platform recently developed by the Wikimedia Foundation, which can analyze groups of User edits over time. Metrics were generated for two different intervals: One day, and two weeks after the event ended on Sunday 9/8.

One day after the event, 5 pages had been created, and 229 edits were made by participants. Two weeks after the event, 30 pages had been created, and 1019 edits were made by participants of the event. The growth in edits by multiple measurements shows that users continued to edit in the days after “Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn” ended. In addition to the Wikipedia engagement recorded above, over 73 images were also uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from the photo-hunt. Further, the learning materials provided at the event included a online learning guide for the event and Wikimedia Foundation learning booklets.

The qualitative accounts of the Wikipedia Weekend also include many individual success stories. One woman walked in on Sunday as a brand new Wikipedian, and after a one-on-one training that lasted a few hours, she created a user account, revised the entry for Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side, and added one of her own photographs to the page. She also expressed her amazement and delight at being able to add to the public history about her neighborhood and its residents. Looking forward, organizers of the “Wikipedia Weekend” are planning to continue partnering with the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library to hold more regular Wikipedia events at the Info Commons. The event was considered a success by all supporting organizations.

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn Poster, Wikipedia Loves Libraries