The Sunday Scoop: Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the Portland Art Museum’s Crumpacker Library

Here’s an interesting event from the Portland Art Museum’s Crumpacker Library: a “Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon”, this library’s event for Open Access Week.

This event aims to improve coverage of local arts events through the creation of the Oregon Arts Project Wikipedia pages. It is a part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries Initiative, a program that aims to encourage collaboration between libraries and wikipedia contributors. Visitors can contribute articles and photos concerning events and local monuments, and a facilitator will be available to support those who are new to editing Wikipedia pages. This event is taking place Sunday, October 13th 1pm-4pm.

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the British Library, January 2011. Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bl_editing3.jpg

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the British Library, January 2011.

Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bl_editing3.jpg

Have any of our readers participated in a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon? What do your local libraries have planned for Open Access Week?

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