Headed to the Archives Association of Ontario conference this week? Come join Danielle Robichaud and I on Friday April 28th from 2:30-3:15pm in session 6b. We'll be talking Wikipedia and reconciliation and sharing some of our experiences editing Wikipedia within the context of reconciliation. I'm really looking forward to this talk and hope to see … Continue reading AAO: Wikipedia and Reconciliation
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
As I mentioned earlier the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) is currently hosting "“A Lifetime – Day by Day, Five Women and Their Diaries”the travelling exhibit from the Archives of Ontario and a locally curated companion exhibit "Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation." As part of the the Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation exhibit the SRSC … Continue reading Re-writing Wikipedia
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.