National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

The following guest post is by Andrew Weber, a legislative information systems manager at the Library of Congress. It is cross posted on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis.

The National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for the proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Innovation Hub on Friday, July 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The edit-a-thon is part of the Amending America initiative at the National Archives, which celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights with an exhibit and a series of National Conversations on Rights and Justice.

Promotional banner for Amending America edit-a-thon, showing National Archives, Wikipedia, and exhibit logos.

There are a variety of great resources that people can draw from for the event.  The National Archives published the dataset of more than 11,000 proposed constitutional amendments to data.gov while A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation contains U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates from 1777-1973.  There are also many items that you can search and find in Congress.gov.

Interested in joining the edit-a-thon in-person or online? Please visit the Wikipedia page for more information and to register as either an on-site or remote attendee. You don’t need to have any previous experience editing Wikipedia; we’ll teach you everything you need to know. We’d love to have you!

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One Response to National Archives and Law Library of Congress Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Proposed Amendments

  1. jerret says:

    i got good information from this edit-a-thon

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