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Interested in rare books? Interested in Wikipedia? Come to this edit-a-thon to learn about rare books at MIT and edit Wikipedia. There will be a selection of rare books from the MIT collection for participants to look at, read, and use to edit Wikipedia.

MIT is home to thousands of rare books, from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle to a first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Electricity, telegraphy, magnetism, popular science – even witchcraft and mesmerism – are among the topics covered in MIT's rare collections. Join us for an afternoon in the MIT archives to learn about rare books and how you can use them to contribute to Wikipedia. Feel free to drop in throughout the day.

Date:
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time:
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
14N-132 (DIRC)
Categories:
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