Jessica Knapp and I are pleased to announce that we will be holding the second annual Canada Wide Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Canadian history on October 24, 2018. We've written about the logistics of the event, how you can become involved, and how classrooms can participate over at the Unwritten Histories blog. Many thanks to Andrea Eidinger … Continue reading Hacking History 2.0: Wikipedia As Education And Public Engagement
Last week I helped organize an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Art+Feminism is a "campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia." This year marks the fifth year of the Art+Feminism initiative and since 2014 edit-a-thons have taken place around the world, improving over 11,000 articles in … Continue reading Art + Feminism in the Soo
I've written previously about my use of Wikipedia as an outreach tool for the GLAM sector and the possibilities of connecting archives to users through Wikipedia. I've also been thinking a lot about using Wikipedia as a form of awareness raising about Indigenous history, marginalized communities, and women. Many people have written about the systemic … Continue reading Women, Wikipedia, and Intentional Editing
The #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) initiative is running January 15 - February 3, 2017. The project targets librarians and information professionals and encourages them to engage with Wikipedia by improving citations and adding citations to existing pages. The skills required to add citations draw on a lot of the research and reference skills that … Continue reading #1Lib1Ref Initiative
Yesterday the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre held it's first "Rewriting Wikipedia" event aimed at increasing content relating to Indigenous Women on Wikipedia. I'm really happy with how this event turned out. We had about ten participants of varying skill levels and the afternoon was filled with good conversation, ideas, and skill building. Many of the … Continue reading Rewriting Wikipedia and Skill Building
My most recent post "Digital Outreach and Wikipedia in the GLAM Sector" can be seen over on Activehistory.ca. This post looks at why Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) might engage in Wikipedia editing and different possibilities for GLAM organizations interested in editing Wikipedia as a form of outreach.