Wikipedian in Residence, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Dorothy Howard is a Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, archivist at the Jean-Noël Herlin Archive Project, and involved in digital archiving, publishing, research, instructional technology, and writing projects.
I work with archivists and librarians and contribute to Wikipedia articles about the authority information held in their institutions. I also was an organizer of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia campaign in February, 2014, am an organizer of the Wikimedia LGBT group, and a Program Officer responsible for session curation at WikiConference USA 2014 (May 31st-June 1st).
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Currently I'm trying to get more into administrative tasks, and working on the Wikipedia:Backlog pages.
When I'm working on content, I like to improve or create articles on contemporary artists, galleries, authors, publishers, gender theorists, and concepts in art and philosophy, as well as on activist movements, labor and labor history, current events, and topics in gender and identity. The first article I edited was the Shigeko Kubota page. I am also keenly interested in adding pages on archival documents, collections, and exhibitions. More recently, I've been interested in adding content on medicine and health, LGBTQ topics, Feminism and Women's History, public policy, copyright and information policy and current events because I think these are some of the most high-impact pages on Wikipedia. I've also been more interested in being an active participant in WikiProjects in the past year.
- Twitter @DorothyR_Howard and tweeting for @wikimedianyc, @wikilovespride, and @wikiconusa
- Wikipedia and Open Access Libguide
- "Wikipedia Meets Feminism." The Daily Beast. February 5, 2014.
- Interviews with librarians and archivists in participating in GLAM-Wiki at the Metropolitan New York Library Council blog.
- "Wikipedia Institutional Partnerships in New York City." New York Library Association Bulletin. February 2014.
- On Closing the Gender Gap in Wikipedia
- "New York Cultural Heritage and Open Access Update." Open-GLAM. September 12, 2014.
- Talk at "A GLAM Day Out: Cultural Collaboration through Wikipedia" with Dominic McDevitt Parks at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. June 26, 2014.
- Organized Panel:"Wikipedia’s Role in Four Different Types of Librarianship" May 31st, 2014. WikiConference USA.
- Talk at Columbia Butler Library, Digital Library Seminar Series. "Wikipedia in New York Libraries and Archives: Adding Collections Information, Images, and Authoritative Research to the World´s Largest Encyclopedia." https://library.columbia.edu/bts/ldp/digital_seminars/2014/2014-03-28.html
- Greater Hudson Heritage Foundation "TechHistory" Conference Keynote. "Wikipedia in New York Libraries and Archives: Adding Authoritative Research to the World’s Largest Encyclopedia."
- Rutgers MLIS Program 2013 Fall Colloquium Lecture: "Wikipedia and Cultural Heritage Institutions: Opportunities for Partnerships."
- METRO Annual Conference presentation "Wikipedia in Cultural Heritage Institutions." January 15th
Some articles I have worked on: Shigeko Kubota, Lucy Skaer, Bruno Munari, Jef Geys, Arthur Rothstein, Ernst Jünger, Mariko Mori, Janette Becerra, Lucy Lippard, Wages for housework, Clarice Lispector, Beatriz Preciado, Gilded Age#Art
- Third place in the Europeana Fashion Challenge (Meta)
Some Pages Created: My Father (Shigeko Kubota), Yale Union (YU), Oregon Jewish Museum, Leo Baeck Institute, New York, East Art Map, New York Earth Room, Arnold Kemp, Frank Báez, NY Art Book Fair, American Art Association, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, Lloyd J. Reynolds, Feminism in Mexico, Timeline of LGBT history in New York City, Sampson Starkweather,Printed Matter, Inc, Bernadette Corporation, Ulrike Muller, Clifford Owens, Eduardo Navarro, Beatriz Preciado, List of Brooklyn Public Library Branches, List of New York Public Library Branches, List of Queens Library Branches
Candidates to Improve
- Ernst Friedrich
- General Idea
- William Camden
- Ellen Gallagher
- Kenneth Price
- Maggie Nelson
- Anne Carson
- List of book arts centers
- Baby Jane Holzer
- Museum of Modern Art Add sections on MoMA library and Archives in Queens
- Visceral theory
- Black Mountain College
- Rudi Fuchs
- Lucy R. Lippard
- Hennessy Youngman
See also: WikiProject Feminism open tasks
Projects of Interest to Me
- Cascadia Wikimedians
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Libraries
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Feminism
- Wikimedia LGBT
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Health and fitness
- Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy
- Wikipedia: WikiProject Contemporary Art
- Wikipedia: WikiProject Novels
- Wikipedia: WikiProject Open Access
- Wikipedia:GLAM/World Digital Library
- meta:Wikimedia Cascadia
- WP:WikiProject Visual arts
- WP:WikiProject Librarians
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Libraries
- WP:WikiProject Museums
- WP:WikiProject Archaeology
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Museums
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Arts
- Wikipedia:WikiProject History
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Public art
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Sculpture
Further Projects/Tools of Interest
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Open Access/Signalling OA-ness
- Authority Control Project
- Wikipedia:Tools/RAMP editor and archives-specific Wikipedia tools.
- Wikipedia Manual of Style
- Manual of Style Visual Arts
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia for Libraries Archives Museums
- List of policies and guidelines
Essays of Interest
Notes and references