Wikipedia And The Library: Righting The Imbalance Of Creators And Content Through Community Edit-a-thons
PublisherCanadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians
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This paper discusses edit-a-thons held in Saskatoon and Banff during 2015–16 as part of International Women’s Day celebrations, to collectively and purposefully improve the quality and quantity of Wikipedia entries on women in the arts. The speakers will address three points: 1) to inform attendees on how to plan and run a public Wikipedia edit-a-thon, including how to engage communities/artists in the process, 2) to provide background information on the Art+Feminism movement and how it relates to academic libraries, and 3) to discuss the evolving role that libraries can play in the curation of Wikipedia content using the Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon as a model.