Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon


Wikipedia editing session for improving representation of women artists (Canadian, First Nations & OCAD U)

 
DateSaturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:45pm

Cost

Free

Location

Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Room 1215, Level 2 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Everyone is welcome!

Wikipedia beginners' tutorial: 2pm-2:30pm; Drop-in: 2pm-5:45pm

Wikipedia editing session for improving representation of women artists (Canadian, First Nations & OCAD U)

Please join us for our first Edit-a-Thon of the 2014/2015 school year! Learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and help improve the representation of women artists and artists from underrepresented groups on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia.

This event continues the work of previous Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thons across the world, which added more than 100 women artists to Wikipedia. With access to OCAD U library’s books and article databases, you are invited to help continue adding and editing entries.

No preparation necessary!
Bring a laptop! (if possible)
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event!

(It is easy to do and instructions are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BeginnersGuide#Create_your_account.

Join the Facebook event

Please RSVP to artfemwiki AT gmail.com and indicate whether you will attend the tutorial.

Want to get started right away? Try this tutorial for students, which covers the basics.

See you on the 27th!

DateSaturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:45pm

Cost

Free

Website Location

Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Room 1215, Level 2 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Logo with female symbol and hand holding a paint brush
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:45pm

Everyone is welcome!

Wikipedia beginners' tutorial: 2pm-2:30pm; Drop-in: 2pm-5:45pm

Wikipedia editing session for improving representation of women artists (Canadian, First Nations & OCAD U)

Please join us for our first Edit-a-Thon of the 2014/2015 school year! Learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and help improve the representation of women artists and artists from underrepresented groups on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia.

This event continues the work of previous Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thons across the world, which added more than 100 women artists to Wikipedia. With access to OCAD U library’s books and article databases, you are invited to help continue adding and editing entries.

No preparation necessary!
Bring a laptop! (if possible)
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event!

(It is easy to do and instructions are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BeginnersGuide#Create_your_account.

Join the Facebook event

Please RSVP to artfemwiki AT gmail.com and indicate whether you will attend the tutorial.

Want to get started right away? Try this tutorial for students, which covers the basics.

See you on the 27th!

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Room 1215, Level 2 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 
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