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The Vancouver Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.
We encourage the editing and creation of Wikipedia entries, especially to improve coverage of women and the arts.
Ten ideas for contributing to Wikipedia during a library edit-a-thon
- Link library collections
- Write about a topic in library collections
- Add identifiers
- Build bibliographies
- Write about books, journals … and libraries
- Check (and improve) references
- Find a citation
- Expand a biography
- Add images and videos
Wikipedia Core Policies
- Neutral point of view: All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.
- Conflict of interest: When advancing outside interests is more important to an editor than advancing the aims of Wikipedia, that editor stands in a conflict of interest. If you think you have a conflict of interest, don’t create the article. You can post that someone else should create it on a related talk page
- Verifiability: People reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that the information comes from a reliable source
- No original research: Wikipedia articles must not contain original research. The phrase “original research” is used on Wikipedia to refer to material—such as facts, allegations, and ideas—for which no reliable, published sources exist. To demonstrate that you are not adding original research, you must be able to cite reliable, published sources that are directly related to the topic of the article, and directly support the material being presented.
- Notability: Information on Wikipedia must be verifiable
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