Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/American Chemical Society Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Notable Chemists and Chemistry
Join us for the...
Edit-a-thon for Notable Chemists and Chemistry
- Join us for a training and editing session to improve coverage of notable chemists and chemistry topics on Wikipedia.
- As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many non-scientists to learn about chemistry topics. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. During this training, attendees will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia entries and be given time to practice their skills with experienced Wikipedians.
- Those who wish to participate on-site must register. 15 seats will be available to the public on a first-to-register basis. (See below for instructions.)
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:30 PM
All are welcome to participate, newcomer and veteran alike.
- Updated 07/28/2015: Those who wish to participate on-site must register in advance for the edit-a-thon, as seating will be limited to 50 attendees. 15 spaces will be reserved for the general public; the remainder will be assigned to ACS National Meeting attendees on a first come basis.
- Register by email to k_lindblom (at) acs.org. When confirmed, participants will be instructed to add their Wikipedia user names below.
- KLindblom (talk) 21:28, 25 June 2015 (UTC) (organizer)
- Walkerma (talk) (I can work as a trainer if needed)
- ChemLibrarian (talk) 01:35, 1 July 2015 (UTC) (I can work as a trainer too if needed.)
- User: Dr_rob001
- Dsgottfried (talk) 13:34, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
- Antony–22 (talk⁄contribs) 15:53, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
- Winner 42 Talk to me! 01:03, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
- Cmcfaul (talk) 19:31, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
- Lukejodonnell (talk) 20:02, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
- Remote attendees are welcome to participate in the edit-a-thon, but will not have access to the live presentation and trainers. Please enter your Wikipedia user name below.
Attendees may come and go throughout the session but instructions will be provided only during the first hour. Bring your laptop! Snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, ACS Division of Chemical Information (CINF), and ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC).
Articles to work on
- WikiProject:Chemistry is a portal for collaborating in Wikipedia around chemistry subjects.
- A list of articles about chemists is available on the list of chemists page.
- A list of requested articles about chemists is available on the Wikipedia:Requested articles/Natural sciences/Chemistry page.
- A list of chemistry pages needing attention by subject matter experts is available on the Wikipedia:Chemistry articles needing expert attention page.
- Some Nobel Prize winners in chemistry have very short articles.
- Some Presidents of the American Chemical Society have very short or no articles.
- ACS offers a significant number of national awards, which may be noted on individual chemist pages, including the Priestley Medal, ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award, E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and the Garvan–Olin Medal.
Articles closely related to ACS that might pose conflict of interest problems: American Chemical Society, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS journals, award categories, and other ACS programs and services should not be edited by ACS employees. Individuals are reminded that conflict of interest editing is strongly discouraged. This includes edits to articles about yourself, your employer, and others with which you have a relationship.
- ACS library resources will be available in hardcopy
- ACS Awards (indicating notability; click "Search All Awards" to locate a specific subject), http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards.html
- ACS National Historic Chemical Landmarks, http://www.acs.org/landmarks
- NobelPrize.org, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/
- Chemical Heritage Foundation collections, http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/collections/index.aspx
- CHF Women in Chemistry, http://www.chemheritage.org/research/policy-center/oral-history-program/projects/women-in-chemistry.aspx
- Classic Chemistry internet resources (from Carmen Giunta, LeMoyne College) https://web.lemoyne.edu/giunta/historysites.html
- About.com, Famous Chemists, (indicating notability) http://chemistry.about.com/od/historyofchemistry/a/famouschemists.htm
- Biography.com, Chemists, (indicating notability) http://www.biography.com/people/groups/scientists-chemists
Congratulations! Your work will help others to learn about an notable chemistry or chemistry subject!
- Gregory Fu (User:DMacks, User:Adam (Wiki Ed) via IRC)
- Heroes of Chemistry—currently in Draft:Heroes of Chemistry, currently "declined" for lack of notability
- John H. Long (chemist) (Cmcfaul (talk))
- Römpp Encyclopedia Natural Products (User:DMacks)
- Brian Stoltz (User:tarselli)
- Carmen Drahl (User:tarselli) - was already "speedily deleted" by (User:Samwalton9), for A7 (failure to demonstrate significance)
- Charles P. Casey (User:Dr rob001)
- Cecile Hoover Edwards (Sisterchemist3 (talk) 20:53, 19 August 2015 (UTC))