Wikipedian in Residence, Metropolitan New York Library Council
My training as a historian has given me an appreciation of the power of free and accessible information on quality of life. I began writing articles for GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) in Portland, OR then became Wikipedian in Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in August, 2013.
As Wikipedian-in-Residence at METRO, I work with archivists and librarians and contribute to Wikipedia articles about the authority information held in their institutions. Part of this project involves events organizing, speaking, writing, and creating internship opportunities in the New York area. METRO's membership includes some 250 METRO member GLAMs. I also was an organizer of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia campaign in February, 2014, an organizer of the Wikimedia LGBT group, and a Program Officer for WikiConference USA 2014 (May 31st-June 1st).
I tend to focus on projects that bring new and underrepresented voices and languages into Wikipedia and the broader tech world.
Activities and Resources
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- METRO GLAM Page
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia for Libraries Archives Museums GLAM-Wiki training agenda and guide
- GLAM US in New York
- Wikimedia NYC
- WikiConference USA - Program Officer
- Wikimedia LGBT
- Cascadia Wikimedians
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Loves Libraries
Media, Articles, Blog Posts Related to Wiki:
- On Consortium-based Wikipedian in Residence Positions
- Wikipedia and Open Access Libguide
- "Wikipedia Meets Feminism." The Daily Beast. February 5, 2014.
- Wikipedia:Thoughts on Wikipedia Editing and Digital Labor, essay.
- Interviews with librarians and archivists in participating in GLAM-Wiki at the Metropolitan New York Library Council blog.
- Twitter @DorothyR_Howard and tweeting for @wikimedianyc, @wikilovespride, and @wikiconusa
- "Wikipedia Institutional Partnerships in New York City." New York Library Association Bulletin. February 2014.
- On Closing the Gender Gap in Wikipedia
Talks and Panels:
- 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
In my personal edits, I like to write article on contemporary and non-western artists, and expand author and book articles. 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.
- 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, Gilded Age#Art, Lloyd J. Reynolds, Feminism in Mexico(needs improvement), Timeline of LGBT history in New York City Sampson Starkweather, Printed Matter, Inc, Bernadette Corporation Ulrike Muller Clifford Owens Eduardo Navarro
- 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
- Feminism in Bangladesh
- Feminism in Brazil
- Feminism in Indonesia
- Feminism in Pakistan
- Feminist aesthetics
- Feminist metaphysics
- Women's Joint Congressional Committee (United States)
Wiki Project of Interest to Me
- 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
Tools of Interest
- 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