WikiConference North America has two great edit-a-thons planned during Wednesday's Culture Crawl on August 9, 2017. These edit-a-thons are hosted with our Culture Crawl partners, McGill University Libraries and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).
If you have a laptop, be sure to bring it!
McGill University Edit-a-thon
Starting at 10 AM, McGill University is opening up its Data Visualization Room on the main floor of the McLennan-Redpath Library to Wikipedians for an edit-a-thon! The focus is to improve a list of Wikipedia articles curated by McGill's librarians. Participants will have access to on-site physical resources, as well as McGill's electronic subscription resources. Wireless access will be available and a bank of desktop computers will be nearby to work on.
In addition to the Data Visualization Room, participants are welcome to explore and work in other areas of the library - for example, the Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room is open on the 4th floor from 10 am - 6pm.
Articles to work on
- Robert R. (Robert Russell) Reid, 1927- typographic artist, graphic designer
- Library of Congress authority file
- Book: Type : specimen pages of the type faces at the private press of Robert R. Reid by request in Rare Books & Special Collections
- Benjamin Frobisher, one of the founders of the North West company
- Madeleine Parent, activist, feminist, leader in women's labour movement, Quebec women's suffrage
Rare Books and Special Collections
McGill University Archives
- Book of Remembrance, Book of Remembrance, 1914-1918 Macdonald College, Book of Remembrance. 1939-1945. Macdonald College & McGill honour roll, 1914-1918
- McGill Yearbooks (1898-2000)
- The archival records of McGill University - volume 1, Private papers held at McGill University - volume 2 & volume 3
- McGill Student publications