Join us at the Cambridge Public Library for an edit-a-thon and special behind-the-scenes tour!
When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 5-9pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Room, 449 Broadway Cambridge, MA, 02138Focus: History of Cambridge
This edit-a-thon is part of Open Access to Massachusetts History 2013
The Cambridge Room houses the Cambridge Public Library’s Archives and Special Collections and provides a range of services about all things Cambridge. Our rich collection of research materials includes books about Cambridge, city directories and reports, archival documents, maps, photographs, and the complete run of the Cambridge Chronicle. Digital collections include the Historic Cambridge Newspaper Collection and the Cambridge City Directories.
- 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Welcome
- 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM: Edit-a-thon!
- 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Share results
- The Cambridge Public Library is well-served by both subway and bus. Garage parking is available for $1 per hour. More details are here.
- Event location: Cambridge Room, second floor of the Main Library, 449 Broadway.
- Twitter: @CambridgePL with hashtag #OAMass13 for this series of edit-a-thons.
- WiFi: Free WiFi available throughout the library.
- What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.
- Contact the organizers: Alyssa Pacy, Archivist, Cambridge Public Library or call 617.349.7757. For directions to the library, call the library's information desk at 617.349.4041.
Sign Up and Guest List
- Alyssa Pacy Archivist, Cambridge Public Library, organizer
- Theodore Mashburn, Simmons Student
- Pi.1415926535 (talk), student/railroad historian/been an editor for longer than I'll admit
Bibliography of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wikimedia Commons category: "Images from Cambridge Public Library."
History of Cambridge, Massachusetts Article
- List of churches in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- List of public schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Main Street (Cambridge), one of Cambridge's main roads
- Broadway (Cambridge), the other of Cambridge's main roads
- Branch libraries of the Cambridge Public Library System (Main Branch, O’Connell Branch, Collins Branch, Central Square Branch, Boudreau Branch, Valente Branch, O’Neill Branch)
- East End Christian Union
- Cambridge Anti-Slavery Society
- Trilingual Press
- Industry in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Articles that can be significantly expanded upon (mostly blank)
- James D. Green, 1st, 4th, and 8th Mayor of Cambridge
- Zebina L. Raymond, 6th Mayor of Cambridge
- John Sargent (1799–1880), 7th Mayor of Cambridge
- Almost every building on the list of National Register of Historic Places listings in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Several other entries at List of mayors and city managers of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Articles that can be somewhat expanded on (already has some information)
- Minuteman Library Network, the library network that Cambridge Public Library is part of (needs citations)
- Robert W. Healy, current city manager of Cambridge (what did he do/is he doing in office)
- Kenneth Reeves, former Mayor and current City Councilor of Cambridge (what did he do/is he doing in office)
- Cambridge Common
- Washington Elm
These are just to get you started -- feel free to add to this list.
- GLAM Beginners Guide
- Wikipedia Tutorial
- Starting an Article
- Citation Guide
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia
- Formatting Shortcuts -
This is the exciting part! Leave a half hour at the end of your edit-a-thon to collect and admire all of the work you've done, as well as take a few photos.