In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors are female. As a result, many entries on notable women in history are absent from this repository of shared knowledge. In honor of Women’s History Month and the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Project, the Weinberg Memorial Library is hosting a Wikipedia workshop and edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 5th from 12PM-4PM. Please join us for a day of communal editing to create and improve Wikipedia articles on women! Snacks and refreshments will be provided!
PJ Tabit ’10, a member of the Board of Directors of the Wiki Education Foundation, will be stopping by the edit-a-thon to share some of the innovative uses of Wikipedia that are supported by the foundation.
This event is aimed at addressing Wikipedia’s gender gap and encouraging female editorship. New editors will learn how Wikipedia articles are created, shared and audited. The event will include Wikipedia training for new editors. No previous experience or advanced technical skills required! To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have suggestions of local women absent from Wikipedia, please share your ideas! And, check out our meet-up page for more event details and updates: Wikipedia:Meetup/Scranton/ArtAndFeminism 2016/University of Scranton
Last year, over 1,500 participants at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, along with more than 75 node events around the world, created nearly 400 new pages and improved 500 articles on Wikipedia. To learn more about the outcomes of previous edit-a-thons, visit: Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Outcomes