Edit-a-thons

Europeana Fashion Handbook to Bring Wiki and GLAMs Together

In an effort to improve fashion knowledge on the web, Europeana Fashion has organized a series of edit-a-thons with Wikimedia volunteers and fashion institutions around Europe. The experience and knowledge gained from these events are now compiled in one handbook, The Europeana Fashion Edit-a-thon Handbook for GLAMs. What is fashion?…

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Celebrating women and change in IP

Picture of presenters and the audience at WIPLA’s IP Year in Review: Trends and Developments of 2013 conference. An official holiday in over 25 countries, International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8th with Wikipedia edit-a-thons focused on expanding articles on women, statements from United Nations organizations, conferences and even a Google…

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Celebrating Women’s Day, the Wiki way

Participants editing articles about women in science. How many Indian women scientists can you name? Go on! Think about this one. Think really hard. How many can you name, now? One? Two? Three? I wrote this blog post at a co-working space for tech startups in the Southern Indian city…

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Viquiprojecte Unió Europea: know your own backyard

Catalan Atlas from 1375 One of the great things about Wikipedia is getting to know people with a variety of academic interests. In the geography department, this means working side-by-side with Wikipedians who know the map of Ancient India like the backs of their hands, others who spend hours creating…

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Indian Wikimedia community coordinates Women’s History Month

The Indian Wikimedia community is pleased to invite you to participate in Women’s History Month events, 2014. We started off with a pre-event Wikipedia workshop at Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work, in Mangalore on the 26th of February. We have planned events all through this month. They aim at…

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Wikipedia’s Art & Feminism Edit-A-Thon and the Gender Gap

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What I Iearned at the Europeana Fashion Edit-a-thon 2013

Students from University of Padua and IUAV Venice during the Europeana Fashion Editathon in Stra. Photo by Niccolò Caranti. There I was, at Rossimoda Shoe Museum[1] in Villa Foscarini Rossi, Stra, Venice, running the Europeana Fashion Edit-a-thon 2013 about footwear, fashion history and shoes produced in Italy. I’d tried to…

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Brainstorming about Wikipedia’s diversity

A large group of people from all over the world gathered in Berlin to find ways to improve our diversity. It was a busy schedule (my workshop is the second one from the bottom in the middle). Recently I was able to participate in the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Berlin…

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Making memory count: successful edit-a-thon in Buenos Aires

Group photo at Memorial Edit-a-thon On Saturday, July 20th, in spite of the cold, over 40 people took part in Memorial Edit-a-thon, held in Buenos Aires in what used to be a “black site” (clandestine detention facility) during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. The Escuela de Mecánica de la…

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WikiWomen Love Libraries: Italian edition

What happens when a WikiWoman meets a WikiLibrarian? An editathon on women’s biographies, of course! Or at least this is what happened on May 4th at Biblioteca Salaborsa, one of the most well-known libraries in Bologna, Italy. Wikimedia Italia organized its first event at Biblioteca Salaborsa on April 20th, an…

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