Wikipedia:Meetup/Princeton University Edit-a-thon

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The Princeton University Archives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

WHO: Interested University community members (undergraduates, graduate students, professors, staff, community). Limited to 15 participants; please RSVP before Wednesday, 15 February 2012.

WHAT: Creating and expanding existing Wikipedia pages about Princeton’s presidents, notable campus architecture, and other Princetoniana, including a focus on women at Princeton as part of WikiWomen's History Month. Participants will set up individual Wikipedia accounts, learn about the Wikipedian principles of neutrality and the structure of online encyclopedia articles, and then apply this knowledge to create Wikipedia articles.

WHEN: Saturday, 18 February 2012, 12:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

WHERE: Wiess Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library (next to Sherrerd Hall and across from the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus).

WHY: To show how much you want the world to know about Princeton and to learn about Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia you consult for work and read for fun.

OTHER: Please bring your laptop since you will be asked to create a Wikipedia account if you do not already have an account (you are not required to have an account before participating).

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by adding your name to the list below and sending a message to Undead q (talk) before Wednesday, 15 February 2012 because space is limited.

Possible Article Topics

Seeley Mudd Library
Start of the editathon
Get the food first!
A minor scuffle with the library staff.
More pix at Commons:Category:Editathon, Princeton University.


Online Princetoniana Resources

Online Princetoniana Oral Histories

Princetoniana Resources Available to Use in Mudd Manuscript Library Reference Room

  • Card catalog index to Princeton Alumni Weekly through 1990, and issues of PAW.
  • Full runs of Nassau Herald, Freshman Herald and Bric-a-Brac.
  • Class reunion books (often contain biographical information).
  • Biographies of 18th century Princetonians.
  • Printed histories of Princeton in general, as well as specific topics such as women in engineering, sports, etc.

List of attendees

Unable to attend but keenly interested and active (Princetoniana Committee) ... keep me posted of any future work!


Outcomes Etherpad


By the Numbers

  • Total attendees: 16
  • Princeton undergraduates: 3
  • Usernames created: 6

Article Creations

Article Expansions

Media Uploaded

Social Media

To Do

  • Consider future edit-a-thons on other topics reflecting Mudd Library's holdings