March 6, 2019 * 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST * Library Classroom #100 G
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An Edit-a-thon is a community organized event that aims to teach folks how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia. These events take place year-round at museums, coffee shops, colleges, and community centers.
Art and Feminism (stylized as Art+Feminism) is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about female artists and designers. The project has been described as "a massive multinational effort to correct a persistent bias in Wikipedia, which is disproportionately written by and about men."
Art+Feminism's annual campaign attract thousands of volunteers at hundreds of separate events internationally.
Q: Is it a conflict of interest to work on entries of people affiliated to Otis College because we are hosting the event?
A: Maybe. Please refer to the guidelines below.
Be transparent about your conflict of interest.
Do not edit articles about yourself, your family or friends, your organization, your clients, or your competitors.
Post suggestions and sources on the article's talk page, or in your user space.
The role of editors is to summarize, inform, and reference, not promote, whitewash, or sell.
Subjects require significant coverage in independent reliable sources.
State facts and statistics; don't be vague or general.
Take time to get sources and policy right.
Get neutral, uninvolved, disinterested editors to review your suggestions.
Respect the volunteer community's time and avoid making protracted or repeated requests.
You may work on any entry in Wikipedia, though we hope it will be one related to Art+Feminism.
If you have a conflict of interest or want to continue contributing to Wikipedia after this event, these lists compile articles on people that are who are under-represented on Wikipedia:
WikiProject Women Artists - rates the quality and coverage of entries for women artists
Black Lunch Table's list - visual artists of the African Diaspora
Women In Red list of articles to create - creative artists without articles who are referenced on Wikipedia
Women in Green list of articles to edit - improve existing articles to Good Article (GA) status
On Wikipedia, notability is a test used by editors to decide whether a given topic warrants its own article.
Information on Wikipedia must be verifiable; if no reliable third-party sources can be found on a topic, then it should not have a separate article. Wikipedia's concept of notability applies this basic standard to avoid indiscriminate inclusion of topics. Article and list topics must be notable, or "worthy of notice". Determining notability does not necessarily depend on things such as fame, importance, or popularity—although those may enhance the acceptability of a subject that meets the guidelines explained below.
A topic is presumed to merit an article if:
This is not a guarantee that a topic will necessarily be handled as a separate, stand-alone page. Editors may use their discretion to merge or group two or more related topics into a single article. These guidelines only outline how suitable a topic is for its own article or list. They do not limit the content of an article or list.
Pages to Improve:
Pages that Need to Be Created:
Helpful Lists on Wikipedia:
Wikimedia’s gender bias is well-documented. It is among the most frequent criticisms of Wikipedia, and part of a more general criticism about systemic bias in Wikipedia. Wikipedia has fewer and less extensive articles about women or topics important to women. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, agrees with these criticisms and has made an ongoing attempt to increase female editorship of Wikipedia.