Arborwiki Edit Night

Wednesday March 26, 2014: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 9 and up

What’s ArborWiki? It’s the community generated source for details on everything from birthday deals to local history to the lowdown on volunteer opportunities for youth and teens. Since it’s a “civic wiki” it’s created, edited and maintained by locals. That could mean you!

If you have an interest in any aspect of the Arbor/Ypsi area—parks, history, local happenings—you might be a perfect ArborWiki contributor or editor. Meet some of the current crew of editors and hop in to edit/create entries about your community. Bring your laptop or use one of ours!


About edit nights for Wikipedia (NY Times)

This New York Times piece on editing Wikipedia in museums and libraries is interesting background. A sample:

There is a movement, Wikipedia-Glam, for galleries, libraries, archives and museums, that recruits and pairs Wikipedia editors and cultural institutions. Most people involved agree that the deepening ties between Wikipedia and museums date to 2010, when the British Museum welcomed the first "Wikipedian in Residence" to act as a liaison with Wikipedia. There are currently about 10 Wikipedians in Residence — most paid a stipend or salary by the institution or a Wikipedia organization.