On Thursday, March 3, Vanderbilt’s History of Art Department and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library will cosponsor the Wikipedia ART+FEMINISM Edit-a-Thon that will be held in the Library’s Special Collections from 11 am to 4 pm.
The event marks the third annual Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon, an all-day global event designed to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. Last year there were more than 1500 participants at more than 75 of these events around the world, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. Other sites hosting similar events next week and a tab for open source images can be found at this link.
The event will include an introduction by Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, and a how-to editing tutorial. Lunch will be provided. Library staff and Wikipedians will be on hand to assist people in editing. Bring your laptop and create your user ID and log in at this link prior to attending the edit-a-thon.
Let’s double those 2015 results in 2016! HART faculty, staff and students are invited to join other faculty and librarians for this global campaign to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women in the arts. For more information, contact Mary Anne Caton, senior consultant for educational and interpretive programs at the Heard Library, at (615) 875-9074.