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Open History: Queens and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikimedia NYC

Friday, December 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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The Edit-a-thon will run from morning to evening, where we'll develop Wikipedia articles about Queens history and communities. Editors will have the opportunity to utilize Queen Library's extensive local history collections.

Hosted by Queens Library, Wikimedia NYC and the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
Drop in at anytime from 10am to 7pm! We'll be there to help you on an individual basis whenever you can come in during the day or early evening.

This event includes an introduction to Wikipedia writing and images and two duplicate trainings on using Wikipedia held in the morning and afternoon. No special Wiki knowledge is required to participate, just ethusiasm and a love of Queens.

Wikipedians will be on hand to provide basic training on how to edit articles, provide more advanced training for the experienced, and answer any other questions about Wikipedia and the organizational aspects of Wikipedia editing which go on in classrooms libraries, archives, and museums all over the world.

• 10am: Event Begins, 1st Floor Cyber Center Training Room is open for walk-in participation and conversation all day
• 10:30: Formal Training Session 1
• 2pm: Formal Training Session 2
• 7pm: Event and Library Close

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Have questions about Open History: Queens and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon? Contact Wikimedia NYC

When & Where

Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
New York, NY 11432

Friday, December 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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