Dorothy Howard is the former Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, assistant-archivist at the Jean-Noël Herlin Archive Project, and involved in digital archiving, publishing, research, instructional technology, and writing projects.
I work as an archivist and contribute to Wikipedia articles in art, philosophy, theory, literature, and publishing. 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). I tend to focus on projects that bring new and underrepresented voices and languages into Wikipedia.
Top of the List
- Meta:Grants:IdeaLab/Community discussion on harassment reporting
- Meta:Grants:IdeaLab/Centralised harassment reporting and referral service
- Former, Wikipedian-in-Residence, METRO
- Wikimedia NYC organizer
- Wikimedia LGBT member
- Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism organizer
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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.
As a Wikipedia editor, I'm hoping to get more into administrative tasks, and working on the Wikipedia:Backlog pages.
- Twitter @DorothyR_Howard and tweeting for @wikimedianyc, @wikilovespride, and @wikiconusa
- Wikipedia and Open Access Libguide
- "Black History Month edit-a-thons tackle Wikipedia’s multicultural gaps." Wikimedia blog. February 24, 2015.
- "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 Metropolitan New York Library Council.
- "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 15, 2014.
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, General Idea, IRWIN
- 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, Bruce Hainley, Digital Labor, Gulf Labor, Showtime (busking), Litefeet (dance), Immaterial labor, Testo Junkie, Neapolitan Novels (series).
Candidates to Improve
- Ernst Friedrich, William Camden, Ellen Gallagher, Kenneth Price, Maggie Nelson, Anne Carson, List of book arts centers, Visceral theory, Rudi Fuchs, Hennessy Youngman, also: WikiProject Feminism open tasks
WikiProjects of Interest to Me Wikipedia:GLAM/US, Wikimedia LGBT, Wikipedia: WikiProject Open Access, Wikimedia CascadiaWP:WikiProject Visual arts, Wikipedia:WikiProject Public art, Wikipedia:WikiProject Sculpture, Wikipedia:WikiProject Feminism, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History, Wikipedia: WikiProject Contemporary Art, Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine, Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Public Policy.
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:ORCID.
Essays of Interest
Notes and references