Anybody but Burns Wikipedia edit-a-thon
Saturday, 25 January 2014 from 12:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On Burns Night it's all about The Bard, but Scotland has so many more wonderful poets to be proud of. Before you tuck in to your haggis wi' neeps and tatties, come join us to celebrate those literary greats who live forever in Burns' shadow and share their legacy with the would through Wikipedia!
The event will start with a short introduction to editing Wikipedia before our participants are let loose on the world's largest encyclopaedia. The aim? To create or improve an article about any notable Scottish poet except Robbie Burns.
Supported by the Scottish Poetry Library, all poets and poetry enthusiasts are welcome to come along. SPL librarians will be there to offer their insight, and we encourage any established or budding poets to bring along their work to read should they feel so inspired.
Lunch will be provided, but participants are asked to notify the organiser of any dietary restrictions in advance. You will need a laptop but will have access to the internet and the very best of the National Library of Scotland's print and digital resources.
For more information, see the Wikimedia event page at https://wiki.wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Anybody_but_Burns_editathon
Places will be limited to 25 participants, so book soon! There will be no need to bring your ticket with you on the day.
When & Where
Ally Crockford, Wikimedian in Residence National Library of Scotland
This event is a collaboration between the National Library of Scotland, the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and Wikimedia UK:
The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. It is a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance.
The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is the creative hub at the heart of the University of Dundee. Students and faculty engage with science, develop cultural narratives, explore 21st century issues such as sustainability, and create concepts and content for the digital economy.
Wikimedia UK is the Wikimedia chapter covering the United Kingdom. It exists to help collect, develop and distribute freely licensed knowledge (and other educational, cultural and historic material) by bringing the Wikimedia community in the UK together, and by building links with UK-based cultural institutions, universities, charities and other bodies.