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Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Set for November 14 at The Wond’ry

Posted by on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC.

Alice_White_WikiProject_Women_ScientistsWho’s your favorite woman scientist?  Does she have a Wikipedia page? WikiProject Women Scientists is dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women scientists who are often underrepresented.

Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are actively contributing to the project by sponsoring Women In Science, a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, on Tuesday, November 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Wond’ry, third floor, 2414 Highland Avenue.

Alice White, Wikimedian-in-Residence at the Wellcome Institute, will speak about her work as a historian of science at London’s Wellcome Library. Her talk, “Women in Wikipedia at the Wellcome Library,” begins at 10:30 am. White develops outreach programs connecting Wikimedia users with the Wellcome’s vast collections of specimens, books, manuscripts and scientific tools.  She also edits Viewpoint: the British History of Science magazine and @ExploreWellcome.

The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is free and lunch is provided.  Bring your laptop and power cord. No prior editing experience is required. “We’ll teach you how to edit Wikipedia, provide tips from experienced editors, and work together on updating articles, improving citations, and adding more biographies about notable women scientists,” said Mary Anne Caton, Assessment, Communications, and Engagement, Vanderbilt University Libraries.

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*Photograph of Alice White courtesy of Wellcome Institute, London




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