Members of the campus community are invited to take part in an “edit-a-thon” to improve Wikipedia coverage of women and the arts on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kelvin Smith Library.
A 2011 Wikimedia survey found that fewer than 13 percent of Wikipedia contributors are female. The reasons for this gender gap are up for debate, but the effect of this disparity is skewed content and the absence of Wikipedia articles about many notable women in history and art.
In coordination with “Art+Feminism,” an international campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, Kelvin Smith Library will host the “edit-a-thon” to help revise articles that could benefit from edits and expansion. Your input can make a positive change to an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Refreshments will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop.
Those planning on attending should register online. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.