Please join us for an editing session to improve representation of women artists on Wikipedia (particularly Canadian, First Nations & OCAD U).
~Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia.~
We will continue the work of previous Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thons at OCAD U and across the world, which have added more than 100 women artists to Wikipedia (http://www.artnews.com/2014/02/06/art-and-feminism-wikipedia-editathon-creates-pages-for-women-artists/). With access to OCAD U library’s books and article databases, you are invited to help continue adding and editing entries.
No preparation necessary!
Bring a laptop! (if possible)
Please create a Wikipedia account before the event!
(It is easy to do and instructions are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/BeginnersGuide#Create_your_account.
Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456398944622336/
Please RSVP to artfemwikiATgmail.com and indicate whether you will attend the tutorial.
Want to get started right away? Try this tutorial for students, which covers the basics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Training/For_students.
See you on the 20th!