Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Open Access Week at MIT 2017
|When and Where|
|Time||1pm to 4:30pm|
|Address||MIT campus, 14N-132 DIRC|
|City, State||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Date||October 27, 2017|
- 1 Open Access Week edit-a-thon at MIT Libraries: exploring MIT's open access content
- 1.1 Event Information
- 1.2 Schedule
- 1.3 FAQ
- 1.4 Participant list
- 1.5 Possible topics for editing / articles to create
- 1.6 Training to Edit Wikipedia
- 1.7 Resources we can draw from
- 1.8 Results / Outcomes
Open Access Week edit-a-thon at MIT Libraries: exploring MIT's open access content
Join us at MIT Libraries to celebrate Open Access Week 2017 by editing one of the largest open access projects – Wikipedia! Explore open access scholarship from MIT and beyond, including MIT dissertations and articles that are openly available. One source we’ll highlight is the MIT Libraries DSpace@MIT, which includes conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, preprints, technical reports, theses, working papers, research datasets and more. This collection of more than 90,000 high-quality works is recognized as among the world's premier scholarly repositories and receives, on average, more than 1 million downloads per month.
Staff from the Libraries who are experienced Wikipedians will provide a short introduction to MIT open access resources and an overview of editing Wikipedia. They will be available to answer questions throughout the session. Drop in any time during the session, and come with questions and ideas for topics! For those fluent in multiple languages, working in any language Wikipedia is welcome and encouraged. Computers will be available, but participants can also bring their own laptops.
We will provide light snacks and drinks.
- Date: October 27, 2017
- Time: 1-4:30 pm
- Location: MIT campus, 14N-132 DIRC
- Hosts: MIT Libraries - Phoebe Ayers, Greta Suiter
Your Wikipedia Account: If you don't have a Wikipedia user account, please try to create one in advance. Wikipedians will be on hand to assist those who need help setting up an account.
Please also sign in to our Event Dashboard, so we can track the contributions we make to Wikipedia today.
|DIRC open for edit-a-thon!|
|Overview of library sources available; editing tutorial|
|Announcements, show accomplishments, thanks, wind-down|
What should I have?
- * A laptop if you wish, there will also be computers available to use.
- * An interest in open access, science, technology, and/or editing Wikipedia!
I have a question!
- Feel free to ask on this project's talk page, and we'll put an answer here.
Please add your Wikipedia username below (signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row. If you haven't edited Wikipedia before, we will help you register for a new Wikipedia editing account on the day-of. Remote partipation is also encouraged. Participate virtually, from anywhere.
If you are attending in person, you can also register on the MIT Libraries site.
- phoebe / (talk to me) 18:08, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
- Gkuriger (talk) 18:28, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
- Quebec99 (talk) 00:02, 29 September 2017 (UTC) possibly remote
- Rtbhive (talk) 20:12, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
- EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 14:55, 22 October 2017 (UTC) never done one of these but I might try
- Bruce38 (talk) 15:40, 27 October 2017 (UTC) also wish to try an edit-a-thon
- Amyc29 (talk) 17:33, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
- Jnfy (talk) 18:19, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
- Ljoyemit (talk) 18:37, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Possible topics for editing / articles to create
Topics will depend on the interests of participants, but we'll list some ideas for topics here closer to the edit-a-thon. Add your ideas! We can also draw on worklists from past edit-a-thons about Black scientists and engineers, women scientists and women architects.
Topics using MIT OA resources
Zeki Müren, a prince from outer space: reading Turkey's gender-bending pop legend as a transmedia star by Beyza Boyacioğlu
- Zeki Muren on Wikipedia
Seeing as aesthetic experience and creative action: visual practices with shape grammars in design education by Asli Arpak
- Shape grammar on Wikipedia - needs citations
Addressing the people: Architecture as a medium of the fascist narrative of national identity, Case del Fascio, 1922-1943 by Carol Rusche Bentel
- Casa del Fascio (Como) on Wikipedia - stub
Geographies of nowhere: Smeltertown and the rising wave of environmental refugees by Kendra Pierre-Louis
- Create Wikipedia article for Smeltertown, TX?
- Environmental migrant Wikipedia article could use a little cleaning up
- Project INTREX, a computer-aided indexing system of the 1960s
Articles about open access
- OA articles ranked by importance/quality: see this list and this category
- also see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open and Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open_Access
Training to Edit Wikipedia
- Intro to Wikipedia slides
- Intro to Wikipedia Slides for GLAM context
- More: Cheatsheet, Wikipedia:Featured Articles, Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines, Help:Getting started, Wikipedia:Starting an article
Resources we can draw from
General sources of OA papers and resources:
- http://www.opendoar.org/search.php - OpenDOAR
- https://arxiv.org/ - arXiv
- https://archive.org/ - Internet Archive
- https://openlibrary.org/ - Open Library
- DPLA - https://dp.la/ - DPLA
- https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en - Europeana
- NTRS: NASA Technical Reports Server
- The Wiki Journal of Medicine - https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/WikiJournal_of_Medicine/WikiJournal_of_Medicine,_the_first_Wikipedia-integrated_academic_journal