User talk:TeriEmbrey

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Welcome to MILHIST[edit]

Reliable source[edit]

In this edit to Arnie Bernstein, you removed the {{rs}} tag from the University of Michigan Press citation. As the book's publisher, can we consider this a reliable source? Even though they are a university press, they are still in the business of promoting and selling books, so I don't believe their own ad page for Bernstein's book can be considered a reliable source. The fact in question is the recognition as a "2010 Michigan Notable Book". Without any independent source to confirm this, we have no idea how notable an achievement this is. Perhaps it is a designation applied by the UM Press itself to indicate books it feels are of special significance, and is not an external award at all. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:00, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Actually, the Library of Michigan decides which books are notable. See:,2351,7-160-54574_39583-227528--,00.html I'll fix the reference. I'm working with a few new editors. Being new, it's slow going. TeriEmbrey (talk) 20:03, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. Seeing as you seem to have them under your wing, I'll leave it your hands for now and keep my nose out. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:07, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

New Reflinks tool[edit]

Hey Teri-- looks like there is a new and reliable Reflinks tool developed by User:Zhaofeng Li that you and the volunteers can use. I've tested it out in a few places and it seems to work quite well, and even has a few customization options that weren't previously available. To add it in, go to Special:MyPage/common.js and add in the following text:

{{subst:iusc|User:Zhaofeng Li/Reflinks.js}}

I'll post these instructions at our project talk page for future reference. I, JethroBT drop me a line 23:28, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

How to block[edit]

Only admins can block, and I'm not one. The usual sequence of events is to give the vandal a sequence of increasingly severe warnings: {{uw-vandalism1}}, {{uw-vandalism2}}, {{uw-vandalism3}}, {{uw-vandalism4}}, and then to report them at WP:AIV. Sometimes, if several vandals are targeting a single page, it's better to request page protection at WP:RFPP instead. Philip Trueman (talk) 16:11, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

@Philip Trueman Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

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) 18:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon Traveling Show[edit]

Hello, I saw your response to the 2016 strategy consultation regarding "assist local non-profit organizations (including libraries) in hosting edit-a-thons and introducing communities to Wikipedia.". I thought it was a great idea! Have you thought about looking into a PEG grant? I don't know if you other others you work with would be interested, but it might be an interesting opportunity! Ckoerner (talk) 17:18, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

@Ckoerner: Thanks for the link to the PEG grant page. In talking to my library colleagues in Illinois, I've found that they are interested in being a GLAM institution but many need help getting started. While I've helped some of them by showing them what PMML has been doing, having someone(s) from Wikipedia's staff attend the regional library conventions with a booth and help GLAM institutions in the initial set up of WikiProject pages would go along way towards increasing participation in my opinion. (BTW, the Illinois Library Association Conference is Oct 18–20, 2016 in Rosemont, IL [1].) TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:46, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject X[edit]

Hello Teri! Per your request on Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Pilots I have prepared a draft on Wikipedia:GLAM/Pritzker/sandbox. Please let me know what you think. Cheers, Harej (talk) 19:33, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

@Harej: That is awesome! How could the archives for the project be worked in? TeriEmbrey (talk) 15:18, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm assuming you're referring to the completed tasks? My plan is to migrate the to-do list over to our Wikipedia Requests system which will make it easier to keep track of tasks as they are done. As for the tasks already completed, I could move them over and then immediately mark them as complete. The tool does not do this yet but there will be a counter to keep track of completed tasks. Does this sound workable? Harej (talk) 20:30, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

@Harej: I was referring to Wikipedia:GLAM/Pritzker/Archived_outcomes especially the Articles created as we sometimes need to refer back to this at PMML. Thanks so much for all your help! TeriEmbrey (talk) 20:35, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

It shouldn't be an issue to work those in; there's a bot that will generate a list of DYKs for a WikiProject and the completed articles can be documented in Wikipedia Requests as above (with a list of said completed articles generated). Harej (talk) 22:12, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

@Harej: If we can work those items in, then I think we are ready to move out of the sandbox. Thanks for all your help! TeriEmbrey (talk) 13:47, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


Now that is the way to turn a stub into a full article. You should be participating in the Flickr Commons Library of Congress posts each Friday. The tranche of images they are releasing are from August 1918, the height of WWI deaths. Lots of military images that need context added. See here. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:07, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

@Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): If you tag military officers biographies with PMML's WikiProject tag, the staff here (which includes a changing and growing cadre of interns) will update the articles with our resources. We haven't gotten around to adding PMML images other than scattered ones to support article creation. See what we did so far this month here: Wikipedia:GLAM/Pritzker#August_2016 Last month we did WWI songs. TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:21, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Nice work, here is a project I have been working on: Early Birds of Aviation to document early aviators. Have you guys considered having your own wiki so that you can document early military figures who do not achieve Wikipedia notability standards? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:27, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
@Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): I frequently get interns who are very interested in Aviation. I will have them work on the names in this list as we have the resources (the Dr. Charles E. Metz Collection on World War II Aircraft [2] and Military History Library of Colonel John S. Hoff, USAF (Ret.) ) to fill those articles out and prove notability in many cases. Both collections are predominantly circulating titles so you can take the OCLC numbers to your local library and borrow them via interlibrary loan.TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:32, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 Challenge[edit]

50k Challenge poster.jpg You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:41, 8 November 2016 (UTC)


WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 10[edit]

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Issue 10 of the WikiProject X newsletter is here!

This month, we discuss the new CollaborationKit extension. Here's an image as a teaser:

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Idea lab discussion: Intelligent Wikipedia that talks to you interactively[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the cleanup and added citations on the Andrew Summers Rowan article. It's needed some love ever since I created it way back when. Cjs56 (talk) 17:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Pritzker Military Museum & Library[edit]

Hi, TeriEmbrey, I noticed your are the Chief Librarian at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. At commons, I made interwikilinks on different files and I was wondering if it would make sense to create a Category:Pritzker Military Museum & Library collections. Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 15:12, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

@Lotje: @Rossna20: Thank you for creating the category for PMML. I will share with our interns who do a lot of the editing! TeriEmbrey (talk) 18:00, 9 May 2017 (UTC)