Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, March 14

Come improve Wikipedia during Vanderbilt Libraries’ Annual ART+FEMINISM Edit-a-Thon at Central Library! We’ll teach you how to edit, no experience required.

What: Become an activist editor using ready-made tools from ART+FEMINISM’s organizers. Add to articles about women artists, architects, designers, video artists, musicians, philosophers and critics in a community of editors.

Where: Central Library Room 418A



When: 11:00am – 1:00pm March 14, 2018

We kick off with a talk at 11:10 by Assistant Professor of Asian Art Heeryoon Shin, Vanderbilt University “Women as Patrons in Early Modern Asia.”

Lunch and editing follows. Anchor Link sign-in.

New this year there are two easy ways to get started: crowd-sourced suggestions and lists and Stub reduction.

Crowd-sourced editing suggestions have lists of easy ways to improve for existing articles. Helpful updates could be as simple as:

• Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional
• Adding new inline citations/references
• Adding a photo
• Adding an infobox
• Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox
• Creating headings
• Adding categories
• Adding an external resource like oral histories or other media

Existing short articles are called Stubs. Here is a list of 2000 stubs, all needing a well-cited paragraph to become an article. Begin here: Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Stubs, find a stub, and write your expanded text in your Sandbox before uploading it.

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