Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/Wiki Loves Libraries/2012

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Wiki Loves Libraries 2012:
Multnomah County Edit-athon
Central Library (Portland, Oregon).jpg
When and Where
Time 2:00-4:00pm
Address 801 SW 10th Avenue
City, State Portland, Oregon (97205)

In conjunction with Wiki Loves Libraries (WLL), an initiative for improved Wikimedia engagement with libraries and archives, the Multnomah County Library will be hosting an edit-athon on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Central Library in downtown Portland.

Details can be found at the following links:

For more information, call (503) 988-5123. You may also post questions or comments on the talk page.

Goals

  • To write, edit and improve Wikipedia's entries (specifically stubs) relating to Multnomah County, past and present
  • To teach inexperienced editors how to contribute to Wikipedia
  • To show community members the resources available through the Multnomah County Library system

Suggested articles

Multnomah County Library staff selected stub articles for Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, considering two main factors in the process. First, they listed the stub articles marked as top and high importance by WikiProject Oregon. Most of these pertain to the whole state of Oregon and are listed in the first section below. Second, they selected stubs relevant to Multnomah County (and environs, in some cases), considering the Multnomah County Library resources that might be useful in adding information to the articles. These are listed in the second section below, broken down into topics.

Invitation

Portland Central Library, Oregon (2012) - 107.JPG WIKIPEDIA LOVES LIBRARIES: MULTNOMAH COUNTY EDIT-ATHON!
You're invited to participate in Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, an edit-athon hosted by Multnomah County Library for the purpose of improving stubs relating to Multnomah County. The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Central Library in downtown Portland. You can view details about this Wiki Loves Libraries event here. Be sure to RSVP and share the results of your work HERE. Click here for more information about meetups in Portland!

Participants

Report

  • September 22: User:Another Believer arranged a private, "behind-the-scenes" tour of the Central Library, partly to photograph the building's interior and exterior and partly to begin collaborating with the Multnomah County Library system as part of WLL; more than 170 photographs were uploaded to Commons as part of Wikipedia Takes Portland 2012 and Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!
News This event has been mentioned by a media organisation:
  • Cizmar, Martin (2012-10-24). "Headout: (citation needed)". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2012-10-24. Wikipedia is, for better or worse, “the largest collection of shared knowledge in human history.” No library can compete; the Multnomah County Library isn’t trying. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Central Library stages an Edit-athon where you are encouraged to “write, edit and improve” entries related to Multnomah County. “Occasionally, Wikipedia gets stuff wrong, or an important topic doesn’t appear in its millions of virtual pages,” the library says. “You can help to change this!”  (details)
Wiki Loves Libraries 2012
  • October 27: Community members, ranging from newly-registered users to experienced Wikipedians, and library staff resulted in a group more than a dozen strong. Questions were answered, advice was shared, and library staff provided access to literature and other resources to allow participants to work on Multnomah County-related articles. Thanks to everyone for making the event a success, and THANK YOU to Multnomah County Library for hosting! I look forward to the next Portland meetup! --Another Believer (Talk) 03:22, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

See also