User talk:Mary Mark Ockerbloom

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This Month in GLAM: January 2014[edit]

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DYK for Josephine Silone Yates[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:47, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jennie Patrick[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dorrit Black[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: February 2014[edit]

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Women in Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

Hi. I am organizing an edit-a-thon on women in science at the University of Oklahoma on March 27th. I've noticed that you have already been active on several pages of interest, and wondered if you would have any advice for us in terms of women whose sites need improvement and resources on them. I am a lecturer in the History of Science Department, so I am interested in improving the entries on more historical figures, but for the event we are also trying to include recent and current women. I would appreciate any advice you might have and would be happy to have you as an online participant. Thanks, Kirwanfan (talk) 14:59, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dore Hoyer[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:05, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Invite the president![edit]

Kimberly Wright Cassidy is the new president of Bryn Mawr College. I have started a Draft Kimberly Wright Cassidy article. I suggest that someone should invite her to visit our event next week. This will give us an opportunity to get a photo unhampered by copyright restrictions, and we can get input from her on the article about her. I have made changes and improvements on all the previous Bryn Mawr presidents articles, especially the talk pages. What do you think of this invitation?--DThomsen8 (talk) 00:12, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

I've passed the idea along to Marianne and Evan. Have fun working on the articles!Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 21:02, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


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celebration of women
Thank you for quality articles, celebrating women writers, artists (Dorrit Black), dancers (Dore Hoyer), chemists (Josephine Silone Yates), engineers (Jennie Patrick), and for serving as a Wikipedian in residence for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kathryn Hach-Darrow[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 09:42, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Smithsonian Institution Archives Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for your hard work in bringing Mary Lura Sherrill to Wikipedia! Here is a token of our appreciation. --Digitaleffie (talk) 14:40, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mary Lura Sherrill[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:43, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Catherine Clarke Fenselau[edit]

Cheers and thanks, hope you are having a good weekend Victuallers (talk) 21:17, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Adding page numbers to citations[edit]

Thank you for your extensive improvements to the article Arnold Orville Beckman. You make very extensive use of the book Arnold O. Beckman : one hundred years of excellence in your citations, which is not a problem. I also noticed in the hidden Wikisource that you foresightedly took the trouble to preserve the cited page numbers, which would greatly improve the usefulness of the cites. I would like to point out a technique used in Wikipedia to expose the page numbers, without triggering an absurdly large number of nearly-identical full citations. The abbreviated format is described at Template:Rp, which was designed specifically to handle this problem.

The hidden page refs could be converted to useful but non-distracting superscripted page numbers by using this template, and the conversion editing process would be relatively straightforward. I hope this information is helpful, and look forward to seeing your further work. Cheers! Reify-tech (talk) 16:50, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the great suggestion. I hadn't seen a way to add page numbers to a multiply-cited reference that didn't seem ugly, so I'm glad to find that there's a better way to do it. The conversion was pleasantly easy. Have a great day! Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 18:06, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
The article looks still better every time I see it. Also, you've been finding some great images that really show beautifully the abstract-sounding technical artifacts under discussion. If you find more useful images than can fit vertically alongside the text, you can set up a Template:Gallery. If needed, I can lend help with that. Keep up the good work! Reify-tech (talk) 18:27, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: March 2014[edit]

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Ada Hitchins[edit]

Thank you very much for your fine efforts on Ada Hitchins, taking my very small start to class=C. You can see that I have done more work on the article and talk page. I removed the orphan tag, after adding two ==See also== entries to related articles. In both cases, she should be explicitly mentioned in the text. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:53, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

This was the very first time I have commented on a DYK nomination. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:35, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Otto Haas[edit]

I am creating an article on Otto Haas, co-founder of Rohm and Haas, and I will need images of him in WikiMedia Commons. Please have CHF contribute images of him. Feel free to send me more information about him. (I left this message for Jeff, but perhaps you can help me.)--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:20, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

I've asked the archivist to see what we have that can be released on Commons. Also, you might be interested in the article on Otto's wife, Phoebe Waterman Haas. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 17:18, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the effort on images of Haas. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:47, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ada Hitchins[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

... for having a GLAM Cafe meeting dedicated to Wiki Loves Pride and LGBT culture. We appreciate your support. If you need help creating a separate meetup page specific to this event, let me know! Thanks again. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:45, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! All help gratefully accepted: If you know someone in the local LGBT / Wiki community who is interested and could help with content and local community organization that would be terrific. (I will ask people I know, as well.) Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:37, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations, and an ongoing invitation for you[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg The Wikimedia DC Outstanding New Event Award
Congratulations on an outstanding event, and applause to you! You've assembled an impressive group at the University of Delaware. Stop by our events at Wikimedia District of Columbia anytime! Please do let us know about your upcoming Delaware events, so we can promote them on the DC Chapter website. Djembayz (talk) 12:21, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice contributions to Vera Bogdanovskaia. Its great to see when an article magically gets better. Ms Bogdanovskaia seems to have been a hell of a lady. Id like to extend the credit for creating the article, but I'm worried that this will invalidate your approval. So have this well deserved barnstar for the moment. Victuallers (talk) 15:09, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of John C. Bowers[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of John C. Bowers at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 21:25, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Please see new note on DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 19:32, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Vera Popova[edit]

Mary Mark, can you please stop by the nomination and clarify precisely which hook or hooks you were approving? When there are multiple hooks, it's important to state which ones are valid and which ones do not meet the requirements. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:06, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Josephine Brown[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:47, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John C. Bowers[edit]

v/r - TP 02:08, 6 May 2014 (UTC) 02:12, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: April 2014[edit]

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DYK for Madeleine M. Joullié[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:33, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: May 2014[edit]

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  • UK report: No trouble at t'mill; Assisting Metropolitan Police with image licensing enquiries; Wikimania is coming
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CHF talk at WikiConUSA[edit]

Very interesting talk at WikiConUSA today about CHF. I've been meaning to get involved with the WikiProject Philadelphia meetups and GLAM Café meetups, maybe I'll go to the one on June 10th! -Newyorkadam (talk) 20:04, 31 May 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

That would be great! The next GLAM Café is on June 10. There'll be a GIS workshop from 5.30-6.00, as well as the usual meet-and-greet and open editing. We'll also be promoting the upcoming GLAM Day Out event for June 26.Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 10:49, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Four more cakes![edit]

The famous GLAM cake

Smallbones(smalltalk) 03:01, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Mary! I'm really looking forward to the GLAM Day Out. Thank you for scheduling a Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon as one of the days events. At WikiConference USA, we held a Un-conference session discussing the future of WikiLGBT and made plans to create a list of founding members and begin the process of applying for Usergroup status. We have already had more than the 3 person minimum to form a usergroup, but would also welcome your support were you interested in helping form this Usergroup. meta:Talk:Wikimedia LGBT/Portal#Sign on to be a Founding Member of a WikiLGBT Usergroup See you soon! OR drohowa (talk) 17:51, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Mary, thank you for supporting this month's Wiki Loves Pride campaign. You went above and beyond with the event you hosted in Philadelphia. Also, thank you for adding the results of the event to the Wiki Loves Pride Results page. If you want to add a short blurb under the Philadelphia section towards the top, that would be wonderful, otherwise I can try to put a short report together from afar. Please know how much your assistance is appreciated. --Another Believer (Talk) 19:44, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


Thanks so much for helping on this. It's been a real adventure as you can see. I still have a few corrections that I received from psycholinguists by email -- it takes a lot of concentration to integrate them, but I hope you'll be able to give the article a good readthrough when I'm done, which I hope will be in the next 24-48 hours. Article could also use a lot more wikilinking. EEng (talk) 06:31, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Continued thanks! EEng (talk) 04:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

/* on vacation */[edit]

On vacation: please assume that I will not receive any messages left on my talk page until this message disappears. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 23:03, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: June 2014[edit]

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