Wikipedia:Meetup/ACMAA EaT

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Participants at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Edit-a-Thon held November 16, 2017
Wikipedia editors at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's Edit-a-Thon held July 20, 2017
Wikipedia editors at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's Edit-a-Thon held May 4, 2017. Presentation of first ACMAA Barnstar to Scott Grant Barker
Participants of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Edit-a-Thon held April 6, 2017
Editors who participated in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's Edit-a-Thon (EaT2) held April 16, 2016
Open volume of Diderot encyclopedia and group of EaT2 editors
Editors who participated in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's Edit-a-Thon (EaT1) held October 10, 2015
Editors in action at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's first Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon held October 10, 2015

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces its Edit-a-Thon schedule through September 2018. Network and collaborate with your fellow American art enthusiasts at these events, every third Thursday (except where noted otherwise), 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the museum's Library to "help Wikipedia tell the story of American art." Attendees will be help facilitate the museum's mission to further knowledge on American art by either creating or editing articles on topics that relate to the museum's collections. However, editors have the freedom to write on any topic they wish.

Both novice and experienced editors are invited to join us. We'll have experienced Wikipedians to guide writers on Wikipedia editing policies and technical procedures. Attendees will work in the museum's Reading Room, which offers a collaborative and inspiring space for editing. Editors will also have ready access to the library's near-comprehensive collection of research resources on American art.

July 2017 Through September 2018 Schedule[edit]

  • July 20, 2017 - EaT5
  • September 21, 2017 - EaT6
  • November 16, 2017 - EaT7 - Special Docent Edition
  • January 18, 2018 - EaT8
  • March 15, 2018 - Canceled
  • May 24, 2018 (FOURTH Thursday of the month) - Art + Feminism - EaT9 - Please RSVP here
  • July 19 , 2018 - Educator Edition/Teacher Resources - EaT10
  • September 20, 2018 - Fort Worth Culture and History at the Downtown Fort Worth Library - EaT11 - Please RSVP here

Event Particulars[edit]

  • If you plan on attending any of these events, please RSVP to library@cartermuseum.org to help us plan for space and food. Also, please give us a heads up about the topic you'll be covering so that we can gather resources for you.
  • The public is welcome, and attendees need not have Wikipedia editing experience. We'll have an experts on hand to provide instruction on editing basics. Just come with an interest in American art.
  • Sign up for a Wikipedia account before the event and read up on the benefits of having your own account.
  • We'll provide snacks and drinks!
  • Bring your laptop (no iPads, tablets, or phones will be used for editing), and we'll provide the bandwidth!
  • Hashtag: #ACMwiki
  • We also offer "research to go" packets that include vetted research material on your topic compiled by ACMAA librarians and archivists. You can take the packets home and use them to continue your writing outside of our Edit-a-Thons. Write library@cartermuseum.org to request one.
  • Full Meetup Calendar - view the worldwide calendar of meetups/edit-a-thons!

Event Hosts[edit]

List of Articles to Improve[edit]

List of Articles to Create[edit]

Editing Resources[edit]

Basics[edit]

Images[edit]

Tools and Templates[edit]

What Should I Work On?[edit]

  • If you have 1 hour or less, attend a training to learn more about editing Wikipedia.
  • If you have 90 minutes attend a training and add some citations to an article.
  • If you have 2 hours attend a training and add a well cited paragraph to an article.
  • If you have 4+ hours consider creating a new article. Be sure to gather your reliable sources and check in with an experienced Wikipedian to ensure that your article meets Wikipedia’s notability guidelines.

(tipping our hats to Siân Evans for sharing)

Other[edit]

  • Herding Sheep - tool for reporting on edits based on user name and time period.

Previous Edit-a-Thons[edit]

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Barnstar[edit]

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art barnstar recognizes excellence in editing articles covering American art topics and is officially awarded at ACMAA EaT events. However, anyone can add the award to any user's talk page using our template. Simply create a new section on the user's talk page and paste the code.

ACMAA Barnstar