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.
- 1 July 2017 Through September 2018 Schedule
- 2 Event Particulars
- 3 Event Hosts
- 4 List of Articles to Improve
- 5 List of Articles to Create
- 6 Editing Resources
- 7 Previous Edit-a-Thons
- 8 Amon Carter Museum of American Art Barnstar
July 2017 Through September 2018 Schedule
- 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
- Login to event 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
- If you plan on attending any of these events, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com to request one.
- Full Meetup Calendar - view the worldwide calendar of meetups/edit-a-thons!
- Sillyputty1967 (talk)
- Macks fischer (talk)
- TransporterMan (talk) - Technical Adviser/Wikipedian-in-Residence
List of Articles to Improve
- George Bellows
- Bill Bomar
- Jack Boynton
- Cynthia Brants
- Amon G. Carter
- Seymour Fogel
- Michael Frary
- Sedrick Huckaby
- Laura Gilpin
- Veronica Helfensteller
- George Wilkins Kendall - Add separate section on The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated?
- James Otto Lewis
- Claudio Linati - Add reference to ACMAA's copy of costume book, along with OCLC number
- Mexican–American War - Add images
- Pacific Railroad Surveys
- Eliot Porter
- Dickson Reeder
- Flora Blanc Reeder
- Roman Bronze Works
- Ruth Carter Stevenson
- Karl Struss
- Tamarind Institute
- Bror Utter
- John Quincy Adams Ward - add collection images
- Laura Wilson (photographer)
List of Articles to Create
- Scott and Stuart Gentling
- George Grammer
- A.M. Hopfmuller
- Robert Preusser
- Valton Tyler
- Donald Weismann
- Why (and how) to create a Wikipedia account
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia (philosophical guidelines and best practices for Wikipedia editing)
- List of Guidelines (summary of the most important guidelines that are currently in use)
- TransporterMan's Cheatsheet on the Basics of Editing
- GLAM Beginners’ Guide to Wikipedia (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums overview account creation, article editing, etc.)
- Tutorial (covers all the major areas)
- How to Edit a Page
- Wikipedia Cheatsheet (PDF version)
- Manual of Style
- Article Development
- Your First Article (using the [[Wikipedia:Article_wizard2.0 Article Wizard] if you wish)
- Writing an Article
- The Perfect Article
- About the Sandbox
- Bookshelf Project] (additional "getting started" resources)
- Preparing Images for Upload (Handy technical reference that provides, among other things, guidance for choosing the appropriate image file format)
- Wikipedia Image Use Policy
Tools and Templates
- Infobox Template - Person
- GLAM Art Object Template (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums. If you are creating an article about an art object, you can use this template so that the formatting corresponds with other artifact articles)
- Citation Templates
- Infobox Templates
- Biographies of Living Persons
What Should I Work On?
- 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)
- Herding Sheep - tool for reporting on edits based on user name and time period.
- Thursday, November 16, 2017 - see Talk Page for editing report
- Thursday, May 4, 2017 - see Talk Page for editing report
- Thursday, April 6, 2017 - see Talk Page for editing report
- Saturday, April 16, 2016 - editing report for this event.
- Saturday, October 10, 2015 - editing report for this event.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Barnstar
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.