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).
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.