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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.
We can all help correct the gender imbalance of Wikipedia.

Event Information

6th Annual Edit-a-thon at Emily Carr University Library

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Editing

 

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Emily Carr University, Library, Artists Book + Special Collections Room, Lower Level

Register + Create Wikipedia Account: Sign in here

Please bring a laptop with you!

Any edits made between the event and March 31 count towards our campaign.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy for this event:

 

 

Who doesn't love Wikipedia! Here's your chance to become a Wikipedia editor and make a difference. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to come and work together to correct the gender imbalance of Wikipedia and create and edit articles to improve the coverage on feminism, gender and the arts.

Everyone is welcome to come and edit regardless of experience. We will walk you through the steps if you have never edited in Wikipedia. Research librarians will be available to help you find factual resources to support your articles.

Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries, we provide the wifi and refreshments. We like to focus on local and especially ECU and Vancouver based artists, designers, filmmakers ... and have created a list of people that either need articles created or articles expanded. First timers often gain confidence and experience by editing an article before creating a new one or just hanging out and being a part of the supportive community.
 
Divya Mehra, Dangerous Women (Blaze of Glory), 2017, digital image. This artwork was adapted by the ECU Library.

 

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

Editing Ideas

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
  • Translate

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