Ohio Wikimedians User Group/Newsletter/2017/May

Ohio Wikimedians User Group: May 2017 newsletterEdit

General Updates

  • A Wiknic will be taking place in Columbus on July 9th; more details to come in the next newsletter.
  • Wikipedia Takes Columbus took place last month, resulting in over 180 photo contributions of Ohio State University and the greater Columbus area. Check out all the photos on the Commmons here.
  • WikiConference North America has been announced for April 9-10 in Montreal, taking place as a pre-conference to Wikimania 2017.
  • August 4th is the annual Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference in Berea, OH. While not finalized, Kevin Payravi will potentially be attending to present an introduction to Wikidata. If any other Ohio Wikimedians would like to attend the conference and/or help present, contact Kevin (Talk / Email). This will be an exciting event and a great networking opportunity with other librarians.

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Offline events
JUL
9
Ohio Wiknic in Columbus
More details to come.
AUG
4
OPAL Conference in Berea, OH
Ohio Private Academic Libraries Conference. Contact SuperHamster if you'd like to attend and/or help present on Wikidata.
AUG
9-13
Wikimania 2017 in Montréal
The annual Wikimedia conference! WikiConference North America takes place on the 9-10.
Online events
NOV
1-?
The 50,000 Challenge
Organized by WikiProject United States, aiming to improve/create 50,000 English Wikipedia articles related to the US. Help improve our coverage of Ohio!