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New York Botanical Garden
Wikipedia Editathon
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
When and Where
Date:Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time:1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Address:LuEsther T. Mertz Library
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden welcomes Wikipedia editors to participate at this Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Edit-a-thon focused on creating and enhancing pages related to the theme of Plants and People. This edit-a-thon is a part of week-long Wikipedia edit-a-thon event "Plants and People" spearheaded by member libraries of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.

This Edit-A-Thon is focused on creating and enhancing articles for Women in Science. Specifically, we will be highlighting female scientists. Library staff has elected to focus on creating biographical Wikipedia articles for women who work within several areas of botany — ethnobotany, taxonomy, and plant collecting.

Editors will use the vast historic collections of the Mertz Library in order to create and edit existing pages. Training will be provided for those who have no prior experience editing Wikipedia. A training session will be offered during the first hour of this event. New editors are encouraged to attend this training. Experienced editors may arrive at any point during the event's duration.

Please register through our EventBrite page, in addition to registering through this Wikipedia page.

The participants affiliated with this initiative will not make any edits that would not be beneficial to the goals of Wikipedia. We will modify our editing behavior if any edits conflict with Wikipedia guidelines. Please contact the Project Coordinator, emjackson42 (talk) if any activities appear to go against this statement.

Event details[edit]

Itinerary[edit]

Welcome & Introduction

1:00pm-1:05pm
Samantha D’Acunto & Esther Jackson (NYBG)

How can I make a difference? Big and small ways to edit Wikipedia

1:10pm-1:25pm
Samantha D’Acunto & Esther Jackson (NYBG); Jason Przybylski & Deirdre Ryan (JSTOR)

Wikipedia – A Beginner’s Guide

1:30pm-2:00pm
Esther Jackson (NYBG)

Plants & People editing – Getting started

2:00pm-2:10pm
Samantha D’Acunto & Esther Jackson (NYBG)

Editing Wikipedia

2:00pm-6:00pm
Editors are welcome to begin editing at their leisure!

Snack Break (if desired)

any time after 2:00pm

Tour of the Rare Book Room & Library Stacks

4:00pm
Join Head of Special Collections and Archives, Stephen Sinon for a tour and showing of the Rare Book Room. Follow Reference Librarian, Samantha D’Acunto into the stacks for a behind the scenes tour.

Training[edit]

A one hour training session will be offered at the start of this event covering introductory topics.

If you are a new editor, please consider reviewing the training materials below. Note that we will not cover every single aspect of Wikipedia editing at this event, but we will cover enough information to get you started editing. Advanced editors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.

Detailed training materials:

Both the slides and the presentation content are © Laura Soito (CC BY-SA 3.0 - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/). This means that the content can be shared and adapted so long as the license terms are met (see link above).

Articles to edit[edit]

This list is very much a work in progress. Please feel free to add additional names, and keep an eye on this space for changes. Thanks to those who have provided suggestions for scientists to profile. Individuals who have contributed to this list include Elaine Ayers, Helen Kennedy, Sandra Knapp, Jan Salick, Dennis Stevenson, and Charlotte Taylor.

Articles to create[edit]

This list is very much a work in progress. Please feel free to add additional names, and keep an eye on this space for changes. Thanks to those who have provided suggestions for scientists to profile. Individuals who have contributed to this list include Elaine Ayers, Helen Kennedy, Sandra Knapp, Jan Salick, Dennis Stevenson, and Charlotte Taylor.

(reference 1), (reference 2), (google scholar) Dr. van Andel is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event
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(reference 1) (reference 2, reference 3) - being edited by Nwhysel (talk) 04:18, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
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(reference 1, reference 2, reference 3, print CV available) Dr. Elvin-Lewis is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event. Being worked on by Emjackson42 (talk) 19:42, 27 May 2017 (UTC).
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(22791 plant collections, reference 1, reference 2, reference 3, print CV and bio available) Dr. Ertter is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event. Currently being worked on by Emjackson42 (talk) 00:55, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
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(reference 1) Dr. Kellogg is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event
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(reference 1, reference 2) Dr. Salick is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event
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(reference 1) Dr. Taylor is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event
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(reference 1, reference 2) Dr. Vandebroek is a living scientist who has made biographical information available for the purposes of this event page being worked on by Emjackson42 (talk) 21:42, 25 January 2017 (UTC) Article has been published! Emjackson42 (talk) 19:42, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
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(library vertical file) being worked on by Cegriffiths (talk) 20:19, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
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Resources[edit]

Many more extensive guides can be found under Editor Resources in the article Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Resources.

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How to Cite Vertical Files

  • Much of the content provided for this edit-a-thon comes from the Library's vertical file collection. Here is an example of how these materials should be cited.
  • Format:
    • Title of item. (date) Folder name, Vertical File collection, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden. Date that items were accessed.
  • Example:
    • Photograph of Bronx River Waterfall. (1909). Folder Bronx River, NYBG Vertical File, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden. June 14, 2016.

Editing Wikipedia

Wikipedia's Principles

External links[edit]

Attendees[edit]

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If you are planning on attending, please RSVP through our EventBrite page as well.

Photography: By entering these premises, you understand that you may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and you hereby give the New York Botanical Garden the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to use your likeness, image, photo (collectively, “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium and to put the finished pictures/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation. You hereby waive, release and forever discharge the New York Botanical Garden from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of or resulting from any use of your image. The New York Botanical Garden shall not be obligated to use, and may elect not to use, your image.

Please note that this event is capped at 45 attendees.

Regrets[edit]

Tentative[edit]

Confirmed[edit]

  1. Emjackson42 (talk) 22:57, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
  2. Lotta Little (talk) 21:19, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
  3. Jeremyb (talk) 01:16, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
  4. Jason.przybylski (talk) 21:59, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
  5. Hamsamdwich (talk) 20:32, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
  6. nwhysel (talk) 14:24, 29 December 2016 (UTC) -remotely
  7. Lovebirdz (talk) 15:37, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
  8. Hazier Cartoon (talk) 21:06, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
  9. Anneray (talk) 21:29, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
  10. Jim.henderson (talk) 20:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
  11. Pharos (talk) 18:26, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  12. Deirdre botany (talk) 18:32, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  13. 24.185.241.118 (talk) 04:00, 25 January 2017 (UTC) Marc Castellini
  14. Rkoroloff (talk) 18:52, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  15. Eayers0 (talk) 18:58, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  16. Lregouby (talk) 19:09, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  17. Vizzylane (talk) 19:09, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  18. Laurammarte (talk) 19:09, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  19. Gbaloo (talk) 19:09, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  20. Paige lothlorien (talk) 19:11, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  21. The mce (talk) 19:12, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  22. Aivelira (talk) 19:15, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  23. Cegriffiths (talk) 19:53, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  24. Cindy Liu Amodeo (talk) 22:11, 25 January 2017 (UTC)