Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/Wiki Loves Libraries/2013

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Wiki Loves Libraries:
Portland, Oregon
Portland Art Museum Mark Building - Oregon.JPG
Mark Building, Portland Art Museum in 2007
When and Where
Date Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time 1–4pm
City/State Portland, Oregon
Address 1219 SW Park Avenue
(Portland Art Museum)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries is a general initiative for improved Wikimedia engagement with libraries (and archives), and more concretely an annual campaign of wiki-workshops and edit-athons at libraries around Open Access Week in October/November.

In Portland, Oregon, Wiki Loves Libraries will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple). The local arts community will be the focus of the edit-athon, though experienced editors and curious "newbies" are welcome to work on other topics as well. The event will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon.

Bring your laptop and subject of choice (or pick one suggested below), and join us!

Please use the talk page for questions, comments or suggestions.

Goals

  • create a list of Oregon artists without Wikipedia articles
  • register and provide training to new contributors to Wikipedia, if present
  • start articles for notable artists, arts organizations and works

The library has two computer stations for attendees without laptops. Please bring your laptop if possible!

Invitation

Portland Art Museum Mark Building - Oregon.JPG WIKI LOVES LIBRARIES 2013!
You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple). The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

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Participants

Crumpacker Family Library

Report

Please share the results of your work here!

  • Another Believer (talk · contribs): The event attracted about a dozen participants, new and experienced (not everyone signed this page). At least five new accounts were created. Some people improved existing articles; others created articles from scratch. I created two new articles: Nepenthes (sculpture) and Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider. I also uploaded a few arts-related images, displayed in the gallery below. New contributors had their questions answered, and educational brochures provided by the Wikimedia Foundation were supplied to attendees. Many thanks to Debra and the Crumpacker Family Library for hosting a great event!


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