Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville/Open Access Week 2017

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Welcome to the Nashville meetup page! Listed here are both past and future meetups. Basically, interested people (mostly Wikipedia editors) occasionally get together at various meeting places around the world to meet each other and have some fun. Not only does it provide an opportunity to meet other Wikipedians face-to-face, but also to share what we know in a more relaxed and personal setting. Overall, a meetup is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends. If you are interested in Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects—regardless of your level of experience or involvement—or if you are otherwise involved with free content, you are invited and welcome.

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An invites list was created in May 2017, with the intent that invites for upcoming events will be sent to it. Feel free to add yourself to the list!


|Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville/Open Access Week 2017 Wednesday, October 24, 2017; 11am to 1pm
At the Vanderbilt University Digital Humanities Center, 344 Buttrick Hall
Lunch will be served!
Bring your laptop, drop-ins welcome!

We Are Open in Order to:____________.

11:15 am Kelly Doyle Wikipedian-in-Residence for Gender Equity, West Virginia University

What concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available? “Open in order to…” prompts us to focus on what openness enables—in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits. Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered.

Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives.

Join the Vanderbilt University Libraries and the Vanderbilt Digital Humanities Center for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries. Help available for beginner Wikipedians. All are welcome, no experience required. Chat with editors, feminists and scholars and contribute your knowledge. Reference materials, lunch and editing help provided. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

No registration necessary.

Make Wikipedia's Citations More Open with OAbot

The Wikipedia Library is taking part with a viral, microcontribution campaign called #OAwiki. The idea is simple: go to the web app OAbot, review a citation with a closed access (paywalled) link, check the suggested open citation, and add the open link to the citation if it's a good fit.

This makes every citation on Wikipedia easier to access, read, and verify! Please try out




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Possible Pages to Edit & Update

  • 1. Sparc
  • 2. Vanderbilt University Libraries
  • 3. NEDCC [Northeast Document Conservation Center]
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