Once again, the National Archives and the Law Library of Congress are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. The focus will be on congressional committees and hearings. It will be held at the Library of Congress on Friday, April 7 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
We are very excited that The Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, will provide the opening remarks. After Dr. Hayden’s opening, there will be several interesting presentations in the morning. Katherine A. Scott, the associate historian from the Senate Historical Office, will provide a special presentation.
For those of you thinking, this sounds great, but I am not sure how to edit Wikipedia, Sara Snyder, chief in the Media and Technology Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will provide an introduction. If you do not already have a Wikipedia account, go ahead and create one.
After lunch, participants will dive in and edit Wikipedia throughout the afternoon. Our goal is for people to enhance the information available on Wikipedia that pertains to congressional committees and hearings with primary sources.