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Wikipedia in New York City Update
November and December have been busy months for New York City Wikimedians.
- On Thursday December 4, 2014, Wikimedia NYC held its most recent chapter meeting at Babycastles Gallery in Manhattan. About 30-40 were in attendance, with many new to Wikipedia.
- On Sunday December 14, a NYC Wikidata Workshop and Skill Share was held with the Wikimedia NYC community in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. The workshop was facilitated by User:Emw, an experienced Wikidata editor. Wikimedia NYC hopes to host more WikiData workshops in the future.
The Metropolitan New York Library Council has hosted two recent webinars on Wikipedia, which are now archived on youtube.
- The first “Wikipedia and Education” (11/24) featured: Helaine Blumenthal, Andrew Lih, Ann Matsuuchi, Alex Stinson. An archive of the program can be found on Youtube.
- The second, “Wikipedia and Medicine” (12/10) featured: James Heilman, Sydney Poore, Lane Raspberry, and Carl Fredrik Sjoland. An archive of the program can be found on Youtube.
- February 7th, 2015: Black Lives Matter Edit-a-thon at the NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- A WikiData workshop will be held at the Metropolitan New York Library Council in March, 2015 (Date TBD)
- Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons will be occurring on March 7th and 8th. More details can be found on their project pages.
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