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3/4: Yale/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

February 26, 2016

The Arts Library will be hosting a Yale/Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 4, from 5-8:00 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 on March 4th from 5-8:00 pm. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. A limited number of desktop computers will be available. Please note that this year's
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.