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Brunette Smirky Sindy doll

Hello all, I'm Rebecca and I am based in Dublin. My interests are around women's history, museology, history of science and Irish related content, and stuff.

I am the Project Coordinator for Wikimedia Community Ireland, for edits that I make in an official capacity I use my staff account.

My name is inspired by a favourite childhood toy, the Sindy doll, in particular the 1986 doll which is referred to as a Smirky Sindy. It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Editing Interests[edit]

As a long-term active member of the Wikimedia Community Ireland, I have an interest in improving articles associated with cultural heritage in Ireland, improving current content, addressing red links and adding images. These include but not limited to:

I'm a member of the Irish National Committee for Commemorative Plaques in Science and Technology, representing Women in Technology and Science (WITS). I have compiled a list of those who have received plaques, and those who are featured on the Committee's website.

PhD research[edit]

I conducted research into the contemporary use and understanding of the term curation and curator. This has led to me developing and formalising the idea of "citizen curation". To this end I used my experience on Wikipedia to inform this work.

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thank you thank you for making this very talented Irish artist known to the world! Karendeslatteswinslow (talk) 14:41, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
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Thank you for Saturday and all your help, both morale and informational. ☕ Antiqueight haver 13:55, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
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Smirkybec Thanks for all your help with my article on Patrick Whelan (Volunteer), much appreciated. Helen Larkin (talk) 13:52, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
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Kudos on completing #100wikidays! You are an inspiration and a wonderful Wikipedian! Ijon (talk) 22:50, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
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Dear Smirkybec,

This small barnstar comes to you as a recognition of your wonderful contributions within the #100wikidays challenge!
Your inspiring choice of articles about Irish culture and people, and your tireless dedication are the best example that even one person can make The Difference. More people like you, and the world will be a much better place. :)
Thank you!

Spiritia 22:26, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
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For contributing so many well written articles about women and artists per User:Smirkybec/100wikidays! Keep up the great work, we need well rounded content contributors like you! Sadads (talk) 04:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
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Thanks for your work on the Alice Perry article. Sharonlflynn (talk) 12:33, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
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Thank You! ISTeam15 (talk) 18:36, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
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Thank you for the hard work at the TaPRA editathon on Saturday 1st Feb in London! Get in touch if you have any questions! Leela0808 (talk) 10:37, 3 February 2014 (UTC)