World War I edit-a-thons/Belgium

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Organizing team Name:
Romaine
dimi_z
e-mail:
wmbe@wikimedia.org
dimitar.dimitrov@wikipedia.at
Participating organizations Wikimedia Belgium (in founding process)
Location KU Leuven - AGORA Leercentrum E. Van Evenstraat 4, B-3000 Leuven Belgium
Target group New WP editors and local affectionados
Activities Edit WWI articles
Europeana Challenge n/a
Budget possibly a small grant from WMNL
Number of attendees
File usage
Media
Lessons learned


Let us organize an edit-a-thon in Belgium, yes we can![edit]

On Saturday 29 June there are European edit-a-thon planned in several countries with the subject World War I. This World War had Belgium as chess board so it would be great and a good idea to organize a an edit-a-thon in Belgium.


The edit-a-thon shall take place at

Agora learning center
E. Van Evenstraat 4
B-3000 Leuven
Saturday June 29, 2013 from 10am to 16pm

If you want to participate, it is necessary to subscribe. Please, send a mail with your official name and surname before thursday, June 27th, 12pm to wmbe@wikimedia.org.


What is an edit-a-thon?[edit]

An edit-a-thon is a (small) event where people come together and work on articles on a particular topic. Often such edit-a-thon is organized for people relatively new to Wikipedia and held at an organization.

What are the needed ingredients?[edit]

  • At least two users from Wikipedia being there (I am prepared to)
  • A short explanation/presentation about Wikipedia (encyclopaedia), the principles: a neutral point of view, free licensing, no original research, mentioning available sources.
  • Cheatsheets/antisèche/spiekbriefjes <d:Q8613381> (can be printed or ordered with a chapter, files are here: nl version, fr version, en version)
  • A list of subjects which are missing in each language
  • An organization with knowledge/library (preferable) or other location, must have internet connection
    • Organization can also publish a press release to attract interested people and people from that organization

Conclusion: the only work is in finding the organization.

What are possible organizations?[edit]

I am not aware of other museums/etc, anyone? Another possibility is a university with a history faculty. Which universities have such?

Some proposals (Kameraad Pjotr (talk) 20:57, 24 May 2013 (UTC)):

Other idea (Afernand74 (talk) 16:16, 29 May 2013 (UTC))

  • KULeuven library could also be a nice symbol. Carnegie donated funds to rebuild the main libraries of these three "front-line" cities after WWI: Leuven, Reims and Belgrade. - I have no personal contacts with them

Questions[edit]

  • Who wants to contact organizations in Belgium to ask if they are prepared to participate? (We have a Wikimedia e-mail address if you like: wmbe@wikimedia.org.)
  • Who wants to help out on the day itself to help users edit Wikipedia?
    (You only need to know how to edit Wikipedia and know what a neutral point of view is.)
  • Who is willing to help with the rest of the organizing of this edit-a-thon in Belgium? (like creating a list of missing articles about World War I, etc)

Participants[edit]

Yes, I would like to be present and write about the first World War...

Log of done activities for the event[edit]

Location[edit]

The KULeuven is offering us a location at Agora learning center. It's even free. However, there is a condition. We have to pass in advance a list of the participants. Do you see this as a problem?Jos Punie (talk) 07:17, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Great news! It is not ideal but it is what we've got. Thanks for your efforts. --Afernand74 (talk) 07:54, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

The edit-a-thon shall take place at

Agora learning center
E. Van Evenstraat 4,
B-3000 Leuven
Saturday June 29, 2013 from 10am to 16pm

If you want to participate, it is necessary to subscribe. Please, send a mail with your official name and surname before thursday, June 27th, 12pm to wmbe@wikimedia.org. Jos Punie (talk) 10:04, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Articles to work on[edit]

  1. Commission for Relief in Belgium
  2. Krijgsgevangenenkamp Soltau
  3. Zeppelin LZ 37, WWI German Zeppelin that crashed in Sint-Amandsberg, next to Ghent.

References[edit]