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MLA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! February 24, 2019

The MLA Emerging Technologies and Services Committee (ETSC) and Digital Humanities Interest Group are pleased to present a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon as a post-conference event on the Sunday following the annual Music Library Association meeting in St. Louis, MO.

This Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be focused on editing or creating Wikipedia entries (and associated Wikidata) for underrepresented performers and composers, living or deceased, who were born in St. Louis and/or lived and worked there, who have been excluded from existing documentation. The event will be led by Angela Pratesi and Anna Kijas and assisted by members of the ETSC Committee.

Not only is the Edit-a-thon a good event for everyone to augment or further enhance their professional toolkit by creating and manipulating Wikipedia entries, it is a great chance for participants to help MLA fulfill part of its mission to collaborate with libraries to foster information literacy and lifelong learning. We hope to get involvement from members of the local community in St. Louis and MLA members. See you there!

What you need to know:

When: February 24, 2019. 1-5pm

Where: St. Louis Public Library – Central Library

Who: The event will be open to the public

Why: To enhance the technical skills of music librarians and the community through emphasis on the importance of local music cultures

Cost: FREE!

We will provide:

  • A training session to get you started
  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages to keep you fortified while you edit
  • Chromebooks to use if you don’t have access to a laptop

What you need to do: Sign up when you register for MLA! 

If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Manton