Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/NYBG October2018

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New York Botanical Garden
Wikipedia Editathon
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
When and Where
Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Address: LuEsther T. Mertz Library
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458

Women in Science: Field Biology, Plant Conservation, Taxonomy, and Horticulture

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden and the American Museum of Natural History welcome students and Wikipedia editors to participate in an Edit-a-thon focused on creating and enhancing pages related to the theme of Women in Science. This edit-a-thon is a sister Edit-a-thon to a "Women in Horticulture" Wikipedia edit-a-thon event held at the Temple University Ambler Campus Library and hosted by Women in Horticulture, a volunteer run organization the serves women in horticulture and related green industries.

This special Edit-a-thon about Women in Science will highlight female botanists, ecologists, horticulturists, and women working in related “green industries.”

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

Opening Presentation The edit-a-thon will be hosted by Esther Jackson, Public Services Librarian, Samantha D'Acunto, Reference Librarian, and Vanessa Sellers, Coordinator of the Humanities Institute, Mertz Library, NYBG. The afternoon’s session will be opened with a presentation about newly uncovered pioneering women in the sciences by co-hosts Amanda Sigouin, Senior Research Assistant, and Erin Willigan, Visiting Scientist, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History.

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NYBG Logo
AMMH Logo

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]

1pm-6pm Editing Wikipedia
(materials available all day for editors who do not want to participate in training or other activities)
1pm-1.30pm
Welcome & Introductions
1.30pm-2.30pm
How can I make a difference? Big and small ways to edit Wikipedia (A beginner’s guide)
2.30pm-3pm
Presentation about newly uncovered pioneering women in the sciences by Amanda Sigouin, Senior Research Assistant, and Erin Willigan, Visiting Scientist, at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History.
3pm
Snack Break (if desired)
5pm
Tour of the Rare Book Room & Library Stacks

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 Lenge Hong, Meryl Rubin, Madeline Byrne, Elaine Ayers, Helen Kennedy, Sandra Knapp, Jan Salick, Dennis Stevenson, and Charlotte Taylor.

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

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Attendees[edit]

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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.

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