The Metropolitan Museum of Art content donation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is releasing 375,000 images of works in its collections under a CC0 license. More information here: The Met Public Art Creative Commons wikimedia blog & Met facebook video announcement & Artstor blog
NYC/Wikipedia Day 2017
Wikimedia NYC celebrated Wikipedia Day 2017, with a full day of talks, and editathon, and cake.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Wikimedia NYC held an editathon at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for #1Lib1Ref
Plants and People
Plants and People was a weeklong event, January 22nd - 28th, to promote access to information about plants and people who study them. Edit-a-thons were hosted at LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden, Mt. Cuba Center, and the University of New Mexico Centennial Science and Engineering Library. These events focused on adding content related to female scientists and native plants. Nearly 50 participants had the opportunity to learn more about Wikipedia, their local library collections, and other sources for plant information like the Biodiversity Heritage Library and JSTOR. Coinciding with #1Lib1Ref, members of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries were also encouraged to add citations to Wikipedia. Organizers are looking forward hosting similar events in the future.
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