The Arts Library will be hosting a Yale/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 4, from 5-8 pm.
With 5,077,437 articles in English and counting, Wikipedia is the world's largest encyclopedia. It is free and crowd-sourced, but depends on the interests of those who contribute. As a result, some topics are underrepresented or absent – for example, many women and women artists. Content is skewed by a lack of feminist participation. Let's change that.
Gain insight into how Wikipedia works and help address gaps in coverage by joining us after-hours at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. A limited number of desktop computers will be available. Please note the Edit-a-thon is open to the Yale community. Bring your Yale ID, laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.
Refreshments generously provided by the Digital Media Center for the Arts (DMCA).
Register here or on our Wikipedia page.
Also this week: Wiki+Workshop on Thursday, March 3rd, 3:30-5:30pm at the DMCA, 149 York St. Want a more in-depth Wikipedia experience, or can't make it to the Edit-a-thon on Friday night? Organized by the DMCA and led by Sarah Stevens-Morling and Alexandra Provo, the Wiki+Workshop will be a hands-on editing workshop and discussion. For more information about the Wiki+Workshop, please visit the DMCA website.