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Volunteers with chosen topics

Want to find out if anyone is already working on a page on a topic you're interested in, or that you want to contribute to?

Here's an updated list of volunteers and their associated topics.



Book Furniture Erin Hammeke, Andrea Knowlton
Endbands Donia Conn
Examination & Documentation Stephanie Gowler, Susan Russick
General collection treatment Carole Dyal, Werner Haun
General collection treatment (manuals) Whitney Baker
Leather Chemistry Jennifer Hain Teper, Kristen St. John
Limp Vellum Bindings Eliza Gilligan
Materials: Paper as Binding Lynn Kidder
Parchment repair, media consolidation Brenna Campbell, Frank Trujillo
Parchment humidification, flattening Paula Zyats
Repair of Rare Books Olivia Primanis
Selection for Preservation Priscilla Anderson, Brenna Campbell, Andrea Knowlton

Updated January 10, 2012. We'll update the list as often as volunteers define their topics.

Initial Chapters with Compilers and Contributors

Our fledgling wiki would be empty without the much-appreciated work of these originating compilers and contributors. We are grateful for their foundation and will continue to build upon it.





3 - Structural Elements of the Book 1 - Endpapers Linda Blaser, Olivia Primanis
3 - Structural Elements of the Book 2 - Sewing/Leaf Attachment Craig Jensen, Chela Metzger, Olivia Primanis
3 - Structural Elements of the Book 3 - Endbands Donia Conn
3 - Structural Elements of the Book 4 - Boards Chela Metzger
3 - Structural Elements of the Book 5 - Board Attachment Pam Barrios, Chris McAffee
3 - Structural Elements of the Book 6 - Decoration Olivia Primanis, Mary Baughman, Kevin Auer, Meaghan Brown
4 - Book Materials 1 - Skin/Leather Jennifer Hain Teper, with assistance from Cara Bovet and Melissa Straw
4 - Book Materials 2 - Parchment Abbey Haywood, Jim Hinz
5 - Conservation Treatment 1 - Washing Yasmeen Khan Yasmeen Khan, Olivia Primanis, Gary Frost
5 - Conservation Treatment 2 - Alkalinization Yasmeen Khan Yasmeen Khan
5 - Conservation Treatment 3 - Leaf Attachments/Sewing Repair Pam Barrios, Meg Brown
5 - Conservation Treatment 4 - Board Reattachment Priscilla Anderson, Alan Puglia, Sarah Reidell

Volunteers in need of topics

We also have a large group of volunteers who are as yet undecided on their topics, but we want to acknowledge their willingness to participate all the same. As they choose areas of interest, they will be added to the list above.

Sophia Bogle Fletcher Durant Danielle Fraser Amanda Hegarty Andrew Huot Nora Lockshin Chela Metzger Ronel Namde Abigail Quandt

BCC Wiki Technical help

If you need help getting your content to appear to your satisfaction on the pages, or just help getting started, please contact one of the dedicated wiki technical facilitators: User:Ev-knight or User:LBedford. We can help troubleshoot a solution to your questions, so that it is an enriching experience for all, and not a source of frustration.

A few additional volunteers have indicated their willingness to assist with wiki techinical details: Jennifer Hunt-Johnson and Kristi Westberg. As their user id's become available, they will be linked in here.

Below is a recap of the wiki technical tip posts we sent out during January's Wiki-a-thon:

Posting tips

Here's a trick to consider in your editing: you can "test" code before pushing it to a page by drafting in the Editing Tab of your personal User Page. From there you'll be able to tweak your content changes and save incomplete drafts without them being particularly public, and allowing you the opportunity to format it nicely. When portions are ready to push "live", simply copy the code from your User Page and paste it into the "real" page.
As with any publication, it's important to organize the information you present. That's no different for publishing on the Wiki -- in fact there are two reasons why it might be more important. First, the Table of Contents for each page is automatically generated from that page's section headings and sub-sections; and second, clear organization makes it easier for colleagues to add more information to the page.

Section Headings

To make initial first-level section headings, put 1 equal sign ("=") before and after the title. It would look like this in the code: "= Title =". To make secondary section headings with the horizontal blue banner and enlarged text put 2 equal signs ("==") before and after the title. It would look like this in the code: "== Title ==". To make sub-headings, like the ones on the Spotlighted page on Cloth and elsewhere, use two equal signs to either side of the text. Each level of subheading can be made by adding an additional equal sign, up to 5 deep, i.e "===== Sub section =====".

Paragraph formatting

Most text coming from a word processing document can be copied directly into a wiki page, but tab spacing doesn’t transfer. To create an indent at the beginning of a line, use a colon :. Multiple colons at the beginning of the line will move the text further to the right, as if it had been tabbed over.

Bullet & Numbered Lists

Lists are created by inserting a symbol in front of the text or line items that you want to include in a list. Use an asterisk * if you’d just like a generic bullet point; use the number sign # if you’d like the list to be numbered. Increasing the number of * or # you put in front of an item moves it deeper into the list, automatically tabbing it over to do so.
It’s important to remember with numbered lists that inserting an additional line or break in between numbers will cause the numbering to restart.

Inserting links

There are two frequently used types of links: an internal link which connects to another page within the AIC wiki, and an external link that connects to a site out on the internet.
  • Internal link: [[Page Name]] displays a hyperlink to the desired page.

If you want to replace the displayed page name in your sentence with other text, insert a vertical pipe and a blank space after the page name: [[Page Name| spot test]]

  • External link: [http://www.cloth.com] displays the cloth website’s name as a hyperlink.

As with the internal links above, adding a vertical pipe and a blank space after the url will allow you to display other text that will be hyperlinked to your desired internet page.

Note: with both these links, the blank space after the vertical pipe is critical to get the first word of the different text to appear correctly.

For more information on any of the topics listed above, head to MediaWiki's formatting help page.