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Women and Wikimedia
Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem

Editors Are Trying To Fix Wikipedia's Gender And Racial Bias Problem | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For looking up a quick fact or reviewing a subject fast, Wikipedia is king. But as a site aiming to be the “sum of all human knowledge,” it’s lacking a little something -- the accomplishments and contributions of huge swaths of huma...
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Students combat gender imbalance online

Students combat gender imbalance online | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
About 30 students dug through books and sifted through websites in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Library Saturday afternoon, researching female artists and designers and updating their Wikipedia pages.
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Feminists, artists unite for Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-thon’

Feminists, artists unite for Wikipedia ‘Edit-a-thon’ | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia got a little more “herstory” in its database Tuesday.
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Hesburgh Library Edit-a-Thon highlights historic gender gap in South Bend // The Observer

Hesburgh Library Edit-a-Thon highlights historic gender gap in South Bend // The Observer | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The Hesburgh Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship hosted its first ever Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to highlight the gap between male and female contributors on the site and to shed light on the historical impact of South Bend women. The Edit-a-Thon, an event open to Notre Dame as well as the wider South Bend community, taught participants how to edit
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One Wikipedia Approach to Ensuring Diversity in Volunteer Editors

One Wikipedia Approach to Ensuring Diversity in Volunteer Editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia has been actively working with nonprofits to support edit-a-thons aimed at ensuring that contributors of content are diverse.
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Wikipedia's Gender Gap

Wikipedia's Gender Gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. Research by the Wikimedia Foundation determined that less than 15% of its contributors identify as female,
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Wikipedia Needs More Female Editors

Wikipedia Needs More Female Editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Although Wikipedia promotes a seemingly democratic model that permits anyone to contribute, female voices are severely underrepresented.
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Help Highlight Duke Women on Wikipedia

Help Highlight Duke Women on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For the second straight year, Duke community members are invited to help write Duke history – literally. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture
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Women Writing Their History

Women Writing Their History | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women have their fingerprints all over the history of mankind, but men have had a larger role in filling the pages of history books.
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UC Berkeley students enter Edit-A-Thon to increase representation of female artists on Wikipedia | DailyCal.org

UC Berkeley students enter Edit-A-Thon to increase representation of female artists on Wikipedia | DailyCal.org | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Fifty-one percent of visual artists are women, according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. So why don’t we ever hear about them? That was the bottom line at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, taking place from March 6 through Sunday. The event is a worldwide effortRead More…
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Art-Minded Feminists Become Wikipedians for a Weekend

Art-Minded Feminists Become Wikipedians for a Weekend | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
When Shulamith Firestone wrote in 1970, “Feminism, when it truly achieves its goals, will crack through the most basic structures of our society,” she couldn’t have predicted she was referring to W...
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Art+Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists | ARTnews

Art+Feminism’s 2015 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Adds 334 Articles on Female Artists | ARTnews | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A Q&A at MoMA with cofounder Jacqueline Mabey
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Students combat gender imbalance online with Wiki Women Edit-A-Thon

Students combat gender imbalance online with Wiki Women Edit-A-Thon | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
About 30 students dug through books and sifted through websites in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Library Saturday afternoon, researching female artists and designers and updating their Wikipedia pages.
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Prominent South Bend, Notre Dame women's stories edited for Wikipedia

Prominent South Bend, Notre Dame women's stories edited for Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Participants “adopted” a Notre Dame or South Bend woman, conducted research and wrote or expanded the woman’s Wikipedia page
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Edit-a-thon aims to fix Wikipedia gender gap

Edit-a-thon aims to fix Wikipedia gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For the last few years, women and Wikipedia have had a tumultuous relationship.
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Kansas City Edit-A-Thon Aims To Improve Gender Gap On Wikipedia

Kansas City Edit-A-Thon Aims To Improve Gender Gap On Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Gender trouble at Wikipedia is well-documented. Studies conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation (which serves as Wikipedia’s support structure) conclude that
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Edit-athon aims to put left-out black artists into Wikipedia

Edit-athon aims to put left-out black artists into Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
If you're trying to measure an artist's notability, one gauge is whether his or her work is owned by a major institution such as, say, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Screen siren among top female scientists written back into history

Screen siren among top female scientists written back into history | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The scientific achievements of a star from Hollywood's golden age have been highlighted by experts at a Scots university.
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Wikipedia's Gender and Race Gaps | KQED

Wikipedia's Gender and Race Gaps | KQED | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that runs on crowdsourcing, is written and edited by the general public. But according to a survey from the Wikimedia Foundation, which oversee the site, around 90 percent of the site's editors are men. Critics say that lack of diversity leads to gaping holes in the number of entries about women and people of color. We look at what's being done to rectify the problem.
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Why 1,500 Women Signed Up to Edit Wikipedia on International Women's Day

Why 1,500 Women Signed Up to Edit Wikipedia on International Women's Day | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Theories of why Wikipedia remains a male-based platform also abound. Some correlate it to the combative exclusivity of an old boys' club mentality that is repeatedly evidenced by women contributors submitting articles that are judged to be not substa...
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