Four-Part Wikipedia Series on Editing for Social Justice: Sharing Nashville’s Story Before there were guidebooks, we relied on guides—people in the community you could count on to show you around. In this edit-a-thon, we ask you to be the guide, to improve Wikipedia by editing entries about Nashville sites, services and people’s movements towards social… Keep reading
Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women of Digital Humanities | Wednesday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wikipedia suffers from a well-documented gender bias, but we’re working to correct that imbalance. Prominent women scholars working in the digital humanities like Melissa Terras, Laura Mandel, Johanna Drucker and Roopika Risameither lack articles or have articles in need of… Keep reading
For the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service more than a dozen library staff used library resources to expand on 62 Wikipedia articles related to civil rights activism in Nashville. Read the MyVU story.
This year’s ART+FEMINISM theme is activism. The goal is to correct Wikipedia’s well-known gender imbalance by adding high-quality work to articles about women artists. Join the work at Vanderbilt Visual Resources Center, Cohen Memorial Hall Room 134 on March 25, 2020 from 11am to 2pm where Rebecca VanDiver (History of Art) will speak on “The… Keep reading
Edit women’s stories into Wikipedia at Vanderbilt Libraries during Women’s History Month. Celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage continue on the Peabody Campus in March. Women of Peabody is an Edit-a-Thon March 18, 2020 from 12 noon to 3pm. Catherine Gavin Loss, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professional Education at Peabody College… Keep reading
The VUSM WikiMed AE was a month-long elective focused on improving Wikipedia by contributing high quality medicine-related content. Seven 4th year medical students made major contributions to Wikipedia, while learning about medical Wikis. This elective brought together staff from EBL (Philip Walker), VU Libraries (Mary Anne Caton), and UCSF faculty for a unique, exciting, and… Keep reading
Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contributions of self-identifying women to science, technology, engineering, and math. So to celebrate their achievements, Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are gathering at the Wond’ry on Tuesday October 9th to share their work on Wikipedia’s pages. While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more… Keep reading