Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Wikipedia in Your Library

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The edit-a-thon will concentrate on any topics relating to DC history, with a special focus on LGBT history in honor of LGBT Pride month. We'll also explore uploading out of copyright material to Wikimedia Commons.

See also media contributed by the George Washington University on Wikimedia Commons.


Time Activity
1:30 - 1:45 Arrival & wireless account setup; Orientation
1:45 - 2:30 New editor instruction and tutorials; experienced editors can dive right into the collections
2:30 - 3:30 Editathon led by the National Archives Digital Content Specialist and Wikipedian-in-Residence Dominic McDevitt-Parks, Jennifer Kinniff of GW, and Chloe Raub of Catholic University
3:30 - 4:30 Discussion of Wikipedia initiatives in academic libraries, including GW's past activities and new opportunities


Do I have to register to attend, or can I just arrive on the day?

Signing up in advance assures that we will have enough snacks and know how many people to expect, but if you just show up we'll still be happy to see you!

Do I have to be a member of Wikimedia DC?

No, this event is open to everyone.

What happens if I get hungry?

We'll have snacks and drinks!

What material will attendees be able to access?

We'll have a selection of materials from Special Collections available for editors to use in creating and editing articles. Event attendees are also welcome to find other materials by searching the catalog or by accessing our electronic resources (such as JSTOR or the Washington Post Historical databases). If you already know of specific items you would like to see, let us know below and we can have them ready for you when you get here.

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  1. Flappable (talk) 20:43, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  2. Liblaura (talk) 11:28, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
  3. Craub (talk) 18:20, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
  4. Notmarian (talk) 13:02, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
  5. Dkamilianderson (talk) 12:15 28 April 2014 (UTC)
  6. Greta Suiter
  7. Jackie Shieh
  8. Helen McManus
  9. mijotoba (talk) 16:30, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
  10. Taylordw 13:08, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
  11. Andrew Sulavik
  12. Karen Tripp
  13. Christopher Gross
  14. Liz Settoducatto
  15. Debra Guerra
  16. Steven Watson
  17. Dan Tam Do


  1. Jill Hollingsworth
  2. Kristen Korfitzen
  3. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:45, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Participating Remotely


Basics on editing Wikipedia

Useful Resources

Articles to improve

See Also: Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2014#Suggested topics

Articles to create

Examples of DC-related Content in Wikimedia Commons (let's add more!)


Thank You/Additional Resources

Thanks for attending the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon! Presentation slides are available here.