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North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians

The North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians are a Wikimedia user group representing all Wikimedians in the Triangle region of North Carolina, recognized in May of 2015.

This user group provides outreach and assistance to individuals and groups in the Triangle region of North Carolina who are interested in hosting Wikimedia-related events such as group discussions and edit-a-thons.

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Reports[edit]

2015[edit]

May 2015- April 2016[edit]

UNC-CH Wilson Library

North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians is a Wikimedia user group, approved by the Affiliations Committee in May 2015. We have already hosted several edit-a-thons in North Carolina and we have plans for future events. The primary objective for this group is to coordinate the efforts of current edit-a-thons in our region and foster the expansion of these events. Our secondary objective was simply to connect with the wider Wikipedia community to help this group grow.

This report covers events from May 2015- April 2016

Events[edit]

We have fostered relationships with universities and organizations throughout the Research Triangle. This includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding towns. In 2015, this effort resulted in 8 events:

  1. Art + Feminism Durham Edit-a-thon - 7 March 2015
  2. Women at Duke Edit-a-thon - 25 March 2015
  3. American Indians in North Carolina Edit-a-thon - 1 April 2015
  4. Art + Feminism UNC Edit-a-thon - 7 April 2015
  5. African American Soldiers in US Wars Edit-a-thon - 8 April 2015
  6. Women in Science Edit-a-thon - 16 April 2015
  7. Assessment in Psychology - 22 September 2015
  8. Assessment in Psychology - 27 October 2015

Conference Attendance[edit]

In October 2015, Kasey Baker and Frank Jones led a hands-on workshop about Disputed Notability at WikiConference USA.

In October 2015, Emily Jack and four other librarians from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University gave a presentation entitled "Making History Matter: Wikipedia edit-a-thons at UNC and Duke" at the North Carolina Library Association's annual conference.

In April 2016, Frank Jones will be representing the North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin.

Coordinating Participants & Supporters[edit]

This group was started with 3 Wikipedians (Sodapopinski7, Frankcjones, and Kayz911) that regularly contributed to edit-a-thons and the use of Wikipedia in the classroom. As of today, we have the support of 14 participants for this user group.

  1. Frankcjones (talk)
  2. Sodapopinski7 (talk)
  3. Kayz911 (talk)
  4. Djembayz, your WikiDC visitor, says Congrats, Triangles, that was a really fun event you put on!
  5. Ongmianli, clinical psychology doctoral candidate
  6. Rkang101, undergraduate psychology major
  7. Kennyle78, undergraduate psychology major
  8. Heathart, visual artist
  9. Cortnie330 (talk)
  10. kgreeves, computational chemistry graduate student
  11. SSetti, materials science graduate student
  12. Egoldman3, clinical psychology
  13. melodykramer, WMF staff member, lives in Carrboro

2016[edit]

May 2016 to April 2017[edit]

Students editing Wikipedia at the Women in Science edit-a-thon in the Kenan Science Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 12 April 2017.

This report covers events from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017.

Activities[edit]

Since 2012, we have fostered relationships with universities and organizations throughout the Research Triangle. Over that time, user group members have worked to build the capacity of local librarians and faculty members, especially at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), to organize and host edit-a-thons. In 2016, UNC librarians and faculty members hosted five events:

Sodapopinski7 promoted all events via social media and photographed the Women in Science edit-a-thon. Frank Jones attended and provided support at the Black Lunch Table edit-a-thon.

In October 2016, a staff member at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, North Carolina contacted us to request planning advice and support for a Women in Craft edit-a-thon they were planning in March 2017. Sodapopinski7 provided planning support and Frank Jones attended and provided in-person Wikipedia support.

In January and February 2017, Sodapopinski7 led the University of North Carolina (UNC) Library staff in a #1lib1ref project. The UNC Library competed with the Duke University Library to see which library could contribute the highest number of Wikipedia edits during the project, which lasted from January 18 to February 3. During #1lib1ref, Sodapopinski7 led three workshops for UNC library staff, most of them first-time editors, to learn how to add citations to Wikipedia. About 30 staff members attended these drop-in sessions, and Sodapopinski7 provided one-on-one editing instruction to several other library staff members. At the end of the project, the UNC Library's citation total was 204. Duke Library's citation total was 29.

Conferences[edit]

Sodapopinski7 presenting at Wikimedia Conference 2017 by René Zieger – 524

In April 2017, Sodapopinski7 represented the North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. She presented a lightning talk, "Running a Successful #1lib1ref Project, and Putting the 'Science' in Library Science" at the conference.

Coordinating Participants & Supporters[edit]

Our user group is relatively new, having been founded in May 2015, and is still growing. Founding members (Sodapopinski7, Frankcjones, and Kayz911) remain active participants, and we have the support of 17 participants:

  1. Frankcjones (talk)
  2. Sodapopinski7 (talk)
  3. Kayz911 (talk)
  4. Djembayz, your WikiDC visitor, says Congrats, Triangles, that was a really fun event you put on!
  5. Ongmianli, clinical psychology doctoral candidate
  6. Rkang101, undergraduate psychology major
  7. Kennyle78, undergraduate psychology major
  8. Heathart, visual artist
  9. Cortnie330 (talk)
  10. kgreeves, computational chemistry graduate student
  11. SSetti, materials science graduate student
  12. Egoldman3, clinical psychology
  13. melodykramer, WMF staff member, lives in Carrboro
  14. malinachavez, artist, educator
  15. awhiteside, art librarian
  16. Indy beetle
  17. Jayron32, high school science teacher, lives in Raleigh.

2017[edit]

May 2017 to April 2018[edit]

In 2018, Sodapopinski7 presented in a WebJunction webinar for librarians about the 2017 #1lib1ref project. In January and February 2018, Sodapopinski7 again coordinated a citation competition among universities in the North Carolina Research Triangle, and led an introductory editing session for librarians at North Carolina Central University. Library staff at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill contributed 365 citations to Wikipedia.

On March 22, 2018, No misunderstanding and librarians from North Carolina Central University hosted a history Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the James E. Shepard Memorial Library -- the first edit-a-thon at NC Central.

Other edit-a-thons, at UNC-Chapel Hill, are listed below.

Edit-a-thons[edit]

Conferences[edit]

In April 2018, No misunderstanding and Sodapopinski7 represented the North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin.

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