Wikipedia:Meetup/Riverside/WLL/2013

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Focus[edit]

This editathon offers a panoply of different topics editors can choose to work on, from Science Fiction to the Tuskegee Airmen; from the career of Tomás Rivera to the political, cultural, and social life of the Inland Empire; from Water Resources to Native American literature, art, and culture.

Schedule[edit]

Editathon on October 12, 2013 Schedule:

Time Activity Location
9:30-10:00 Arrival & wireless account setup University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
10:00-11:00 New editor instruction and tutorials; experienced editors can dive right into the collections! University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
11:00-12:00 Editathon - led by UCR Subject specialists University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided) University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
1:00-4:00 Editathon - Subject specialists will provide orientations to the UCR collections upon request University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
 


Editathon on October 26, 2013 schedule:

Time Activity Location
9:30-10:00 Arrival & wireless account setup University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
10:00-12:00 New editor instruction and tutorials; experienced editors can dive right into the collections University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided) University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
1:00-1:45 Behind the scenes tour of Special Collections University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
1:45-4:00 Editathon led by UCR Subject specialists University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
 

Editathon on November 23, 2013 schedule:

Time Activity Location
9:30-10:00 Arrival & wireless account setup University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
10:00-12:00 New editor instruction and tutorials; experienced editors can dive right into the collections University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided) University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
1:00-1:45 Behind the scenes tour of Special Collections University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
1:45-4:00 Editathon led by UCR Subject specialists University of California Riverside Libraries Special Collections & Archives, Rivera Library, 4th Floor
 

FAQ[edit]

Do I have to register to attend, or can I just arrive on the day?

Anyone who wants to attend can do so with or without rsvp, although rsvp is desirable so we know how many to get food for :)

Do I have to pay to participate?

No, the event is free and open to everyone.

Do I have to be a member of Wikimedia?

No, this event is open to everyone.

Do I need to have technical expertise and experience with Wikipedia to participate?

All are welcome. New editor instructions and tutorials will be available to those less familiar with Wikipedia editing.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, please do, you can take photos of the collections!

Do I have to own/bring a laptop?

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. However, there are a limited amount of laptops available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Where do I park?

The UCR Libraries will be making arrangements with UCR Transportation and Parking Services to arrange for parking permits for participants. More information contact carolem@ucr.edu.

Add your own questions here

Sign Up[edit]

"The Wikipedia Editathon will be held in the Tomas Rivera Library"
The Wikipedia Editathon will be held in the Tomas Rivera Library

Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend

October 12, 2013[edit]

Attending[edit]

  • (your name here--JUST CLICK ON THE "EDIT SOURCE" BUTTON ABOVE, ADD YOUR NAME ON THE PAGE THAT APPEARS, AND THEN CLICK "SAVE" AT THE BOTTOM)
  • Stevenmg
  • Jessica Davila Greene
  • Carole Meyer-Rieth
  • Melissa Conway
  • Emilenkie
  • Wadewitz (talk)
  • Annfrenkel
  • Christy Brown Anderson
  • Brian Green
  • Terri Gutierrez

Maybe[edit]

  • (maybe your name here)

Remote participants[edit]

Apologies[edit]

  • (We hope to see you next time!)

I live in Ventura County, and getting to UC Riverside would be a long expensive trip for me. I'm quite familiar with the Eaton Collection (At least one of my friends, Fred Patten, has made a major contribution.) but this just isn't practical for me, especially as I'd probably be fighting traffic both ways. Thanx for the invitation, but it's not something that I can help with. This goes for all the dates, alas.JDZeff (talk) 04:21, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately, I'm working during the first two dates, and am not sure about the last one. Cheers, Olegkagan (talk) 01:23, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

October 26, 2013[edit]

Attending[edit]

  • (your name here--JUST CLICK ON THE "EDIT SOURCE" BUTTON ABOVE, ADD YOUR NAME ON THE PAGE THAT APPEARS, AND THEN CLICK "SAVE" AT THE BOTTOM)
  • Karla Olvera
  • Stevenmg
  • Jessica Davila Greene
  • Carole Meyer-Rieth
  • Melissa Conway
  • Emilenkie
  • Annfrenkel
  • Gabriela Tablas
  • Wolfgang Mowrey
  • Cindy Thielman-Braun (BTW, I have extensive prof. experience writing on water resources in Riv. Co., so happy to help if needed.)
  • phoebe / (talk to me) 20:32, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Maybe[edit]

  • (maybe your name here)
  • Julia D. Ree
  • Lisa Pollison 18:35, 24 October 2013 (UTC) : I would need a ride from the Hollywood area or else I would have to be a remote participant, the November date is best for me but the last October date might work well too. I have been heavily involved inScience Fiction, Comics and Genre Fictions of all types since my teens when I first published. I have degrees in Anthropology, Linguistics, Archeology, Folklore and Comparative Religion. Iused to work for Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Magazine, Isacc Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchock's Mystery Magazine. After that, I become deeply involved in Documenting the Silver Age of Comics, Horror Fiction and moved to wrok in the Film Industry as a Development executive and eventually a Literary and Subsidiary Rights Agent. I know the RIverside collections have a welath of photos from Fan Photog's collections and I would love to dive into those to Identify and tag the photos, many of which I am in myself. I can also bring some of my own photos for Scanning, Sadly, I am without transportation on any of these days. My husband is booked solid on a film project and I don't trust my car to make the distance until after I get new tires installed and a major tune-up performed. is there anyone from our area, perhaps a LASFS member who would like to Carpool down there? I'd be happy to pack some lunches for us. I'm a great cook and gourmet lunch-packer. ;-) Salad Niçoise sandwich wraps, anybody? Aztec Xocolātl spiced brownies? Coconut chicken fingers? Let me know.LiPollis (talk)
If you can't make it I hope you can join remotely! and your lunches sound great :) -- phoebe / (talk to me) 23:36, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

  • (We hope to see you next time!)

November 23, 2013[edit]

Attending[edit]

  • (your name here--JUST CLICK ON THE "EDIT SOURCE" BUTTON ABOVE, ADD YOUR NAME ON THE PAGE THAT APPEARS, AND THEN CLICK "SAVE" AT THE BOTTOM)
  • Stevenmg
  • Jessica Davila Greene
  • Carole Meyer-Rieth
  • Melissa Conway
  • Emilenkie
  • Julia D. Ree
  • Annfrenkel
  • Cindy Braun

Maybe[edit]

  • (maybe your name here)

Participating remotely[edit]

  • (your name here)

Apologies[edit]

  • (We hope to see you next time!)

Resources for New Editors[edit]

Item Audience Description Download Other languages Video locations
Editing Wikipedia brochure EN.pdf
Beginner Welcome to Wikipedia is a reference guide to help you get started to contributing to Wikipedia. Using the guide, you will be able to create a Wikipedia user account, start editing, and communicate with other Wikipedia contributors. You will also learn how articles evolve on Wikipedia and how you can assess quality of an existing Wikipedia article. Welcome to Wikipedia consists 17 pages including a quick reference to help you to remember frequently used wiki markup commands. PDF (12 MB)

Suggested Articles[edit]

List of articles you think can benefit from the special and unique collections libraries at UCR.

Possible Articles to work on[edit]

For a complete list of suggested articles to be enhanced or created, please see the To do list. You are, of course, welcome to come to the Editathon with your own ideas of pages to work on that are not included in this list.

Outcomes[edit]

share your outcomes here!

  • Water in California - begun outlining additions to paltry sections (Jessica is a task-mistress! lol)  :-)