- 1 Where, What, and When?
- 2 Suggested articles for the edit-a-thon
- 3 Sign up
- 4 Outcomes
Where, What, and When?
- Note: You might miss the library if you're not looking carefully. The Pritzker is on the corner of Michigan and Monroe in the Monroe Building (across from the Art Institute) starting on the 2nd floor. You'll see a plaque on the wall to the left of the street entrance clearly displaying the library name.
- Nearest Transit Stations
- Nearest Bus Lines:
- Northbound: The 3, 4, 6, 26, 143, and J14 all drop you off at Michigan & Monroe-- just walk across Michigan and you'll be right where you need to be!
- Southbound: Same lines as above will all drop you at Michigan & Jackson-- from there, walk north about two blocks to Monroe and look to your left for the library.
- (Presently looking into options.)
What? Editors of all experience levels are invited to:
- Meet and kibitz with your fellow Chicagoland Wikipedians in person!
- Go on a free guided tour of the Pritzker Military Library (it has many awesome exhibits, and makes it seem more like a museum than a library at times!)
- Help work on a small number of articles, a few Chicago-based and a few not, and do our best to get them prepared for Good Article Nominations, or if they are already Good Articles, Featured Article Nominations. (One source for ideas is on women in the military, a topic the Pritzker has a special exhibit on at present, See the talk page for discussion.)
- Help plan or participate in a very brief (~30-45 min) workshop for new editors and those interested in how to use Wikipedia, and,
- Plan on what projects WikiProject Chicago should focus its attention on through the rest of the year.
When? Saturday, October 26th from 10AM - 4PM.
What else do I need to know?
- The Pritzker will provide a free lunch for all attending from Panera, likely between noon and 1:00 PM. Come when you can, stay as long as you'd like. They have wireless available and comfy couches. While the Pritzker does have some desktops available, you are encouraged to bring your own laptop.
- After a hard day's work of Wikipedia-ing (Wikipeeding? Wiking? ...whatever.), we can venture forth and find ourselves some eats. There's a place called Plymouth at 327 S Plymouth Ct that I was considering-- it's relatively cheap. There is rooftop seating, but we'll see about the weather.
- Note about entry fees: The Pritzker has agreed to waive the normal $5 entry fee for non-members of the library for those who are signed up for the event on this page. You will be asked to sign-in on arrival to the Pritzker.
|That's a wrap! Thanks to all who came. Outcomes of the edit-a-thon are below. I, JethroBT drop me a line|
Suggested articles for the edit-a-thon
There is are entire lists of articles to start at Wikipedia:GLAM/PML#Articles_to_start and Wikipedia:GLAM/PML#Articles_to_improve, and you can certainly work on improving any articles listed there if you choose. Here are a few that we can focus on:
The Library possesses artwork and/or biographical information on these artists:
Notable women in wartime
General Chicago articles
Let us know if you are coming by signing in below. Free entry will only be granted to those who are signed in below, and you will be asked to sign in on arrival. Again, editors of all experience levels are welcome to join us:
Planning on being there
Might be able to make it
Definitely cannot make it, but interested in future meetups
We had a turnout of 10 participants:
- I JethroBT
- Nick Number
- Kirill Lokshin
- Brickhead99 - New account made at event!
- Analeah25 - New account made at event!
- Keilana's Mom. If you make an account, let us know!
We created a few new articles, some are in-progress:
- The Sacred Twenty
- Jeanne Vertefeuille
- Anna Baetjer (also nominated for a DYK: Template:Did you know nominations/Anna Baetjer)
We made improvements and added content or media to several articles:
- Clara Barton
- John Henry Parker (general)
- Nathaniel Pope
- Aldrich Ames
- Cadet Nurse Corps
- Liberty bond
- Battle of Yingkou
- Shot at Dawn Memorial
We added a whole slew of images from the library's digital archives (freely-licensed) which were summarily added to appropriate articles:
General Armando Diaz
Many, many liberty bond posters:
Editing by the numbers
- ...spent 44 person-hours editing,
- ...added 94822 bytes of information to Wikipedia pages,
- ...made 905 discrete edits to Wikipedia articles,
- ...added 23 new images onto Commons,
- ...and created 2 new accounts! (Welcome new editors!)