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Hello, Msannakoval! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already excited about Wikipedia, you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field when making edits to pages. Happy editing! The Interior (Talk) 18:45, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks for the welcome, The Interior. I'm happy to be here and really appreciate the help. :) Anna Koval Talk 19:23, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi! For future reference, whenever you post on any talk page, you should sign your name -- either by clicking or by typing four tildes (~~~~) to automatically produce your name and the date. Thanks! --Orlady (talk) 02:41, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

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A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Great work on the hackathon article today! SarahStierch (talk) 22:19, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg hi, nice photos at Tench Tilghman. formatting their appearance can be fiddly. for more information see Wikipedia:Picture tutorial --- Duckduckstop (talk) 03:54, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon[edit]

Hello Anna,

It was a pleasure to meet you today. If you have a moment to spare, please take a look at Leni Sinclair, the article I started writing today. It needs lots of work but any comments would be appreciated. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:12, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jim! :)
I'm so happy to have met you, too. :) I'd never been to a Wikipedia meetup before. It was wonderful! Great venue, kind people, and so inspirational. If all edit-a-thons are like Wikipedia:Meetup/San_Francisco/ArtAndFeminism_2014, I'll definitely attend more! :)
Thanks so much for asking me to help with the Leni Sinclair article. No one's ever asked me to help with a specific page before. So, I gave it a try! :) How did I do? I added another reference: a book by British author Nick Redfern. The title makes it seem saucy, but reviewers found it to be "well-researched". We might want to use it to add more tidbits to Leni's page??
I had a little trouble with the way my ref looked in the reflist: [[Nick Redfern|Redfern, Nick]]. My wikitext was showing! How embarrassing. :] So I deleted the square brackets from the authorlink field (what is that, btw? wp:citation templates doesn't explain) and that seemed to fix it. But if I didn't get it quite right, please let me know. I'm still learning how to edit Wikipedia, and references are by far the hardest part for me. As a librarian, I want to make sure that I get refs right! :)
Anyway, thanks again for inviting me to add to Leni Sinclair. I'd honestly never heard of her or the White Panther Party. So I not only learned referencing today, I also learned history today! :)
All the best,
Msannakoval (talk) 04:59, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for adding the Redfern reference. I assure you that "saucy" sources are entirely OK in articles about this group of people. I was never a member of the WPP, but in my teenage years, was close to them culturally and politically, attended several of their events, and lived communally much as they did. I was motivated to start this particular article because I learned that Leni Sinclair had shown great kindness to Gary Grimshaw when he was terribly ill in his final months. I expanded his biography when he died a few weeks ago, and the article was featured in the "Did you know . . . " section on Wikipedia's home page on January 22. I will take a look at the authorlink thing and get back to you. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:17, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
I see what you mean about the authorlink in the book template. You don't need to add the double square brackets as the template itself takes care of that for you, but you do need to enter the exact name of the article. So when I added an author link for John Sinclair, I had to enter John Sinclair (poet) since John Sinclair is a disambiguation (dab) page with links to dozens of people who share that name. If I linked to the dab page, a friendly bot would leave a message on my talk page letting me know, gently, that I had screwed up.
You did great, but I did change back to Pun Plamondon. Yes, Lawrence is his real name, but when he was politically active, he was universally known as "Pun". We go by the most common name. An interesting fact about Pun is that he was an adopted child, and even though he founded the "White" Panther Party, he later learned that he has Native American ancestry. Another fact about Pun is that he was indicted on charges of bombing a CIA office. His lawyers challenged the charges on the basis of illegal wiretapping and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. U.S. District Court. The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in his favor, requiring the Nixon Administration to release the wiretapping information. Instead of complying, the Justice Department dropped all charges rather than reveal their wiretapping program. This case from 40 years ago is directly applicable to the current Snowden/NSA controversy. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:36, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

You're invited! WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley[edit]

Saturday, April 5 - WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon at the University of California, Berkeley - You are invited!
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The University of California, Berkeley's Berkeley Center for New Media is hosting our first edit-a-thon, facilitated by WikiWoman Sarah Stierch, on April 5! This event, focused on engaging women to contribute to Wikipedia, will feature a brief Wikipedia policy and tips overview, followed by a fast-paced energetic edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please bring your laptop and be prepared to edit about women and women's history!

The event is April 5, from 1-5 PM, at the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons at Moffitt Library.

You must RSVP here - see you there! SarahStierch (talk) 23:40, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Issue 7, June-July 2014
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  • Seven new donations, two expanded partnerships
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  • Adventures in Las Vegas, WikiConference USA, and updates from TWL coordinators
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DYK for Howard Gobioff[edit]

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You're invited! Litquake Edit-a-thon in San Francisco[edit]

You are invited!Litquake Edit-a-thonSee you there!
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  In the area? You're invited to
   San Francisco Meetup # 22
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  Date: October 11, 2014
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The Edit-a-thon will occur in parallel with Litquake, the San Francisco Bay Area's annual literature festival. Writers from all over the Bay Area and the world will be in town during the nine day festival, so the timing is just right for us to meetup and create/translate/expand/improve articles about literature and writers. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome. This event will include new editor training. RSVP →here←. --Rosiestep (talk) 04:05, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 8[edit]

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Issue 8, August-September2014
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  • TWL now a Wikimedia Foundation program, moves on from grant status
  • Four new donations, including large DeGruyter parntership, pilot with Elsevier
  • New TWL coordinators, Wikimania news, new library platform discussions, Wiki Loves Libraries update, and more
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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[edit]

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The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

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moja torba :)[edit]

Draga Ana, I'm sending it back to motivate you like you motivated me :))

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Hugs! <3 Trans Goat (talk) 02:22, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (December 2014)[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

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Issue 9, November-December 2014
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  • New donations, including real-paper-and-everything books, e-books, science journal databases, and more
  • New TWL coordinators, conference news, a new open-access journal database, summary of library-related WMF grants, and more
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SF edit-a-thons on March 7 and 8[edit]

ArtAndFeminism (3/7) and International Women's Day (3/8)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

In celebration of WikiWomen's History Month, the SF Bay Area Wikipedia community has two events in early March -- please consider attending!

First, we have an ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon, which will take place at the Kadist Art Foundation from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, March 7. We'll be one of many sites worldwide participating in this edit-a-thon on March 7th. So join us as we help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists and their works!

Second, we will be celebrating International Women's Day with the International Women's Day edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 8 from 1pm to 5pm at the Wikimedia Foundation. Our editing focus will be on women, of course!

I hope to see you there! Rosiestep (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 10[edit]

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Issue 10, January-February 2015
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  • New donations - ProjectMUSE, Dynamed, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Women Writers Online
  • New TWL coordinator, conference news, and a new guide and template for archivists
  • TWL moves into the new Community Engagement department at the WMF, quarterly review

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A new reference tool[edit]

Hello Books & Bytes subscribers. There is a new Visual Editor reference feature in development called Citoid. It is designed to "auto-fill" references using a URL or DOI. We would really appreciate you testing whether TWL partners' references work in Citoid. Sharing your results will help the developers fix bugs and improve the system. If you have a few minutes, please visit the testing page for simple instructions on how to try this new tool. Regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 10 April 2015 (UTC)