To celebrate New York Archives Week as well as the recent digitization of neighborhood newspapers by the Brooklyn Collection, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of Brooklyn history. We will also be accepting topic suggestions through this Google Form until October 15, 2019.
We’ll work to improve representation on English Wikipedia of Brooklyn local history topics, using recently digitized newspapers from the Brooklyn Collection alongside other reference materials and digital resources. Our goal is to improve articles highlighted for improvement by WikiProject New York City, in addition to other stub and start-class articles about Brooklyn.
No experience editing Wikipedia is required but please bring a laptop, if you have one! There will also be a limited number of laptops available for those who don't have their own. Experienced Wikipedians will be around to help out, and we’ll be starting the Edit-a-thon with a brief tutorial to cover the basics.
Please Note: The library will be closing early in preparation for an event, but the Edit-a-Thon is still on! If you arrive after 5pm, please use the Eastern Parkway entrance. There will be signage and escorts to help you find your way.