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Africa Collection Editathon

An Edit-a-Thon at the Library of Congress

This joint effort of the Library of Congress African and Middle East Reading Room and Wikimedia DC welcomes participants to an edit-a-thon on Africa. Activities include new editor orientation and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library of Congress. Coffee and cookies generously provided courtesy of Wikimedia DC.

Africa satellite orthographic.jpg

After the event, we will repair to the Madison Cafe for lunch.

Those who wish to continue their explorations of the Library of Congress after lunch are welcome to use their new Library of Congress Reader's Card to expand Wikipedia with the innumerable reliable sources onsite.

When
Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00am - 1:00pm
Please arrive at 9:00 am to get your Library of Congress Readers' Card!
Meetup location: Madison Building Information Desk, 9 AM
Editathon: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, Jefferson Building, 10 AM

Bring:

Laptop and identification

Prior reservations are made on this site; event is limited to 20-25 attendees.

The event is also announced at Meetup.com but this wiki article page is the mandatory prior reservation site.

Attending[edit]

At the Library of Congress, Wikipedia editors added culture to Wikipedia articles focusing on Africa.
  1. Djembayz
  2. Harej
  3. Duckduckstop
  4. Sarasays
  5. Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:51, 23 March 2014 (UTC)and I have an LOC reader card already
  6. groupuscule (talk) 23:15, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  7. friend of Smokey the Bear
  8. Mr. M.
  9. Leafyleafleaf
  10. Katherine Maher
  11. Mr. H.
  12. Mme. P.
  13. Friend of Smokey the Bear
  14. Edsu
  15. econterms (talk)

Maybe[edit]

  1. Mr. A.
  2. Mr. T.
  3. Fuzheado | Talk 02:05, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Regrets[edit]

  1. Sadly, but thanks for thinking of me! SarahStierch (talk) 23:55, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  2. Sorry I can't be there; looking forward to report on how things went! Uncommon fritillary (talk) 14:15, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Found out just a little too late. :( Zell Faze (talk) 11:46, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Articles to create and expand[edit]

President of the United States Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton arrive in South Africa on 10 December 2013
Mandela and Clinton, 1993
George W. Bush of the US and Thabo Mbeki of South Africa with their wives during Bush's visit to South Africa

*United States presidential visits to Sub-Saharan Africa

*Wikipedia:List of missing Africa topics
*List of wanted articles about Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jimmy Carter, Lagos, Nigeria, Remarks of the President and Lt. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo at the Welcoming Ceremony". The American Presidency Project. 1978-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Jimmy Carter, Lagos, Nigeria, Remarks at the National Arts Theatre". The American Presidency Project. 1978-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Jimmy Carter: Lagos, Nigeria Toasts at the State Dinner". The American Presidency Project. April 2, 1978. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Jimmy Carter: Lagos, Nigeria Remarks on Signing the Joint Communique". The American Presidency Project. April 2, 1978. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Jimmy Carter: Lagos, Nigeria Joint Communique Issued at the Conclusion of Meetings Between the President and General Obasanjo". The American Presidency Project. April 2, 1978. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Jimmy Carter: Monrovia, Liberia Remarks of President Carter and President William R. Tolbert, Jr., at the Welcoming Ceremony". The American Presidency Project. April 2, 1978. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  7. ^ Carter, Jimmy (1979). Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Jimmy Carter, 1978 (in two books). Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  8. ^ "CBS Evening News: Carter / Foreign Trip / Nigeria". Vanderbilt Television News Archive. 1978-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  9. ^ "NBC Evening News: Carter / Foreign Trip / Nigeria / Rhodesia Meeting". Vanderbilt Television News Archive. 1978-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  10. ^ "ABC Evening News: Carter / Foreign Trip / Nigeria and Liberia". Vanderbilt Television News Archive. 1978-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  11. ^ "NBC Evening News: Carter / For. Trip / Nigeria and Liberia / Rhodesia and South Africa". Vanderbilt Television News Archive. 1978-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  12. ^ "CBS Evening News: Carter / Foreign Trip / Nigeria". Vanderbilt Television News Archive. 1978-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 

Articles to expand in African languages[edit]

Wikipedia for new editors[edit]

Cultivating reliable sources for our garden of open knowledge.

Resources[edit]

Reference books about Africa[edit]

Boycott - Contaminated with apartheid - South African goods. Sticker / press on label, black print on yellow, about 12 inches in diameter. Acquired by the Library of Congress Africa Division in January 1986.

Encyclopedia citations to cut and paste[edit]

The citations below are ready to cut and paste.

  • <ref> [citation goes here] </ref>

Just add the title of your encyclopedia article to the citation, and it's good to go.

template for works of DRCongo at commons: commons:Template:PD-Democratic Republic of the Congo

Encyclopedia Africana[edit]

General[edit]

  • Africa and the Americas: culture, politics, and history: a multidisciplinary encyclopedia. Transatlantic relations series. Richard M. Juang, Noelle Anne Morrissette (eds.). Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. 2008. ISBN 9781851094417. 
  • The Cambridge encyclopedia of Africa. Roland Anthony Oliver, Michael Crowder (eds.). Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York: Cambridge University Press. 1981. ISBN 0521230969. 
  • Encyclopedia of Africa south of the Sahara. John Middleton (ed.). New York: C. Scribner's Sons. 1997. ISBN 0684804662. 
  • Lye, Keith (ed.) (2002). Encyclopedia of African Nations and Civilization. Facts on File library of world history. New York: Facts on File; Diagram Group. p. 189. ISBN 0816045682. 
  • Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East & North Africa. Philip Mattar (ed.) (2nd ed ed.). Detroit, Mich: Macmillan Reference USA. 2004. ISBN 0028657691. 
  • Standard encyclopaedia of Southern Africa. Cape Town: NASOU. 1970. 

History[edit]

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African biography reference books, Main Reading Room, Library of Congress

Topical[edit]

  • African folklore: an encyclopedia. Philip M. Peek, Kwesi Yankah (eds.). New York: Routledge. 2004. ISBN 041593933X. 
  • Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: a historical encyclopedia. Michael Dumper, Bruce E. Stanley (eds.). Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. 2007. ISBN 1576079198. 
  • Encyclopedia of African religion. Molefi K. Asante, Ama Mazama (eds.). Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE. 2009. ISBN 9781412936361. 
  • Encyclopedia of the middle passage. Greenwood milestones in African American history. Toyin Falola, Amanda Warnock (eds.). Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. 2007. ISBN 9780313334801. 
  • The enviropaedia: environmental encyclopaedia & networking directory for southern Africa. David Parry-Davies (ed.) (New ed. ed.). Simonstown, W. Cape: Eco-Logic Pub. 2004. ISBN 0620318937. 
  • New encyclopedia of Africa. John Middleton, Joseph Calder Miller (eds.). Detroit: Thomson/Gale. 2008. ISBN 9780684314549. 
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought. Abiola Irele, Biodun Jeyifo (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. ISBN 9780195334739. 
  • Arnold, Guy (1993). Political and economic encyclopaedia of Africa. Harlow: Longman Current Affairs. ISBN 0582209951. 

German language[edit]

  • Heichen, Paul (1885). Afrika Hand-Lexikon. Leipzig: Gressner & Schramm. Retrieved 2014-04-03.  (volume 2, volume 3, Internet Archive)
  • Afrika-Lexikon: Geographie, Geschichte, Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft. Wolfgang Gieler (ed.). Frankfurt am Main ; New York: Peter Lang. 2010. ISBN 9783631595688. 

Nigeria[edit]

  • Gunn, Harold D (1956). Pagan Peoples of the Central Area of Northern Nigeria (The Butawa, Warjawa, etc. of the Bauchi-Kano borderland. The Kurama etc., the Katab Group, the Kadara, etc. of Zaria Province). Ethnographic Survey of Africa. Western Africa, Part XII. London: International African Institute. 
  • Gunn, Harold D; Conant, F.P. (1960). Peoples of the Middle Niger Region of Northern Nigeria. Ethnographic Survey of Africa. Western Africa, Part XV. London: International African Institute. 
  • Gunn, Harold D (1953). Peoples of the Plateau Area of Northern Nigeria. Ethnographic Survey of Africa. Western Africa, Part VII. London: International African Institute. 
  • Udo, R K; Mamman, A B (1994). Nigeria, Giant in the Tropics. Volume 2, State Surveys. Lagos, Nigeria: Gabumo Publishing Co. Ltd. ISBN 9780101683. 

Outcomes[edit]

Uploaded at event


A list of articles we have improved at this event

Articles created[edit]

  1. Verne Harris, head archivist of Nelson Mandela's papers
  2. Jallouli Fares, parliamentary speaker of Tunisia's parliament at time of its independence (added later)

Articles expanded[edit]

  1. Arthur Nortje
  2. Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) -- added photo of 1964 constitution. <3 groupuscule (talk) 17:13, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Namibia -- added wikilinks and copyedits -- econterms (talk)
  4. Cinema of Africa -- added citation Djembayz (talk) 19:30, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
  5. Disinvestment from South Africa -- added image Djembayz (talk) 13:14, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
  6. Fulbert Youlou add 2 refs
  7. Jacques Opangault add infobox; refs; photo
  8. Pierre Goura add infobox; refs; photo

Files uploaded[edit]

... and ...[edit]

  • walked through the stacks of the Africa Collection
  • trained an LC staffer to edit
  • updated Meetup, Facebook, Wiki Commons with photographs by Geraldshields11 (talk) 01:55, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  • got our LC Readers' Cards!

Followup visit, May 3[edit]