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Writing Women into Wikipedia 2013 | Fembot Collective

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Have you ever gone to Wikipedia in search of information about a feminist activist, scholar, writer, artist, scientist, historical figure only to find there’s no entry for her?

Have you ever visited a Wikipedia page only to realize that they had information wrong about feminist history or significant female historical figures?

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Women and Wikimedia
Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Art + Feminism Announces Third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon | ARTnews

Art + Feminism Announces Third Wikipedia Edit-a-thon | ARTnews | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Art + Feminism has announced that it will hold a third
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Wikipedia edit-a-thon promotes gender equality

Wikipedia edit-a-thon promotes gender equality | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
But, WVU’s libraries are trying to bridge the gap. Tuesday, at the downtown library the first WVU Wikipedia edit-a-thon was held. It focused on creating or editing articles about women of color, from or connected to West Virginia.
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Wikipedia Is in Trouble

Wikipedia Is in Trouble | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
As the user-editing encyclopedia turns 15, dedicated editors are getting scarcer by the day
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Wikipedia boost for women architects

Wikipedia boost for women architects | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Number of Australian women architects on Wikipedia has increased from 10 to 65 due to the efforts of the WikiD project.
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Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in architecture

Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in architecture | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia entries on female architects who do not have a large digital footprint may be challenged after the edit-a-thon on Thursday.
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Final wikiD Melbourne writing workshop of the year on 14 November | Architecture And Design

Final wikiD Melbourne writing workshop of the year on 14 November | Architecture And Design | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The final writing workshop of the year for the wikiD: Women, Wikipedia Design initiative will take place on Saturday 14 November in Melbourne.
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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 Activism and Diversity in Science

Wikipedia Activism and Diversity in Science | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
There's no getting around it. A lot of scientists are white men, and it's always been that way. But it's never been the whole picture. Getting a better
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Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means

Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia's potential for communicating science to the public.
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WikiD project helps increase presence of women architects on Wikipedia | Architecture And Design

WikiD project helps increase presence of women architects on Wikipedia | Architecture And Design | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia now lists 65 Australian women architects, thanks to the WikiD project that provided the resources and motivation to dramatically increase the presence of women architects on the website.
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Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop | News | Archinect

Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop | News | Archinect | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
“History is not a simple meritocracy: it is a narrative of the past written and revised - or not written at all - by people with agendas.” - Despina Stratigakos,
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WVU Names First Wikipedian-in-Residence for Gender Equity

WVU Names First Wikipedian-in-Residence for Gender Equity | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
WVU is making a push to close the information gender gap on the internet.
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Wikipedia Forms Partnership with WVU to Lessen Gender Gap

Wikipedia Forms Partnership with WVU to Lessen Gender Gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The university recently received a grant to host a Wikipedian-in residence beginning in the fall.
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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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