Tag Archives: Wikipedia

Join us for an Hispanic Heritage Month Edit-a-thon on October 11, 2017

Come out to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10 AM – 1 PM in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Register for this free event on … Continue reading

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Join us for a Gender Equality Edit-a-thon on October 22, 2016

Come out and join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Gender Equality in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Register for this event today! … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Special Report from WikiConference USA at NARA

As David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, announced earlier on his blog, the National Archives was the 2015 host of WikiConference USA, the annual national conference for the Wikipedia editor community and enthusiasts. For NARA, the conference … Continue reading

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Federal Register Editathon

Today’s post comes from Ben Jordi, Technical Writer/Editor in the Office of the Federal Register. The National Archives’ Office of Innovation and Office of the Federal Register teamed up with Wikimedia D.C. to host OFR’s first Wikipedia Editathon on Friday, … Continue reading

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How does NARA avoid conflicts of interest on Wikipedia?

Last week, a bit of controversy erupted surrounding Wikipedia, after claims surfaced of contributors with paid consultancies editing with a conflict of interest after having been paid to use their Wikipedia savvy to promote their clients. While it is not … Continue reading

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Have Your Say! We need your input on Digital Strategy

On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Digital Government Strategy, which outlines how all federal agencies will work to make information and services easily accessible on the internet, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. President Barack Obama said, … Continue reading

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National Archives at Kansas City hosts Wikipedians

Today’s post comes from National Archives at Kansas City staff members, Archivist Elizabeth Burnes and Exhibit Specialist Dee Harris. Photograph, Improvement Missouri River in Vicinity of Glasgow, MO, August 1881. RG 77, Records of the Office of the Chief of … Continue reading

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NARA plays host for Wikipedians at GLAMcamp DC

This is a guest post by Lori Byrd Phillips, US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. Lori has also served as the Wikipedian in Residence at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis since 2010 and is currently a museum studies … Continue reading

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Yes, Wikipedians Scan

David Ferriero’s recent post over on the AOTUS blog made mention of NARA’s Wikipedia ExtravaSCANza in the context of a discussion of the “Yes We Scan” initiative and a broader digitization strategy. I want to take the opportunity to recap … Continue reading

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