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National Archives at Kansas City

Wikipedia Meetup and Scanathon

KCMO flag at City Hall 17July2008.jpg

You are invited to the 1st Annual National Archives at Kansas City Wikipedia Meetup and Scanathon on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


This year’s theme is “Between the Rivers” and will focus on documents and images from the holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City related to life along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Scanned content will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons in order to be used in relevant Wikipedia articles. Scans will also be included where appropriate in the upcoming exhibition Between the Rivers and added to the National Archives' online research catalog.

This full day event will include a tour of the facility; presentations from National Archives Wikipedian-in-Residence, Dominic McDevitt-Parks, and Exhibit Specialist, Dee Harris; and time in the research room to work on projects. The focus of the projects will be scanning; additional opportunities to participate include writing articles, transcribing, and categorizing images on Commons.

We are limiting attendance for the event to the first 10 RSVPs we receive. Participants will need to provide their own laptop or flatbed scanner for project work. The National Archives will have extension cords and power strips available. WiFi will also be available in the research room. The National Archives is excited to connect with Wikipedians in the Kansas City area, and hopes you will consider joining them for the event!

Sign up[edit]

Sign up below to secure your spot. Please note whether you can bring a laptop or scanner; either or both will be very helpful. You can also RSVP to

  1. Grey Wanderer (talk)
  2. Dcheney (talk) (laptop yes; scanner iffy - its not particularly portable)
  3. Couillaud (talk)
Not sure yet
  1. voidxor (talk | contrib)
  2. BlueGold73 (talk) 03:08, 14 June 2012 (UTC) -- Still trying to secure a different scanner since mine isn't portable