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MIT Rare Books Edit-a-thon

Interested in rare books? Interested in Wikipedia? Come to this edit-a-thon to learn about rare books at MIT and edit Wikipedia. There will be a selection of rare books from the MIT collection for participants to look at, read, and use to edit Wikipedia.
MIT is home to thousands of rare books, from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle to a first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Electricity, telegraphy, magnetism, popular science – even witchcraft and mesmerism – are among the topics covered in MIT's rare collections. Join us for an afternoon in the MIT archives to learn about rare books and how you can use them to contribute to Wikipedia.

PHOTOS Please cite: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections

MIT Rare Books Edit-a-thon
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Aerial view of the East Campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) along the Charles River
When and Where
Date Friday, October 28, 2016
Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Address MIT, bldg. 14N-132 DIRC; 14N-118 Institute Archives Reading Room
City, State Cambridge, MA

When and Where[edit]

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, building 14N-132 DIRC and in the Institute Archives and Special Collections reading room 14N-118

You may also join us remotely from wherever you are!


All are welcome to participate, newcomer and veteran alike. This is open to the MIT community and the public at large.

Register here, on the Event Dashboard


On-site attendees[edit]

Remote attendees[edit]

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. Bring your laptop! Snacks will be provided in the DIRC. Rare books will be in the Institute Archives Reading Room 14N-118 only.

Time Activity
 DIRC open for edit-a-thon!
 Overview of Wikipedia, with option for training class. Library sources available.
 Rare book presentation in the Institute Archives and Special Collections reading room 14N-118
 Let's edit! in Reading Room or DIRC
 Announcements, accomplishments, thanks, wind-down

Articles to edit / create[edit]

Other things to work on[edit]


  • Any topic you're interested in!

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