Wikipedia:Meetup/Corning/Corning ArtAndFeminism 2019

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Anne Gant working at Vrij Glas in Zaandam, The Netherlands

Corning Art+Feminism 2019 is an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon hosted by The Rakow Research Library (CMoG) on Sunday, March 10, 2019, focused on improving articles related to women working in glass.

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that!

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

When and where[edit]

Corning Museum of Glass
  • When: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
  • Where: The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass (website), 5 Museum Way, Corning, NY, 14830 (map, free parking available at the Library)
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants:
    • RSVPs encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. Come for an hour or stay for the whole event. Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.‎
    • No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Optional training sessions will be provided and help and reference materials will be available throughout the event.
    • Attendees will be provided with refreshments, including lunch.
    • We will provide activities for attendees' children ages 5-12. For safety reasons, food and beverages are provided for adults only. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring food/beverages for their children.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords, if possible.

Agenda[edit]

  • 9:30-10:00 - Sign in, refreshments (Library Seminar Room)
  • 10:00-10:30 - Welcome, optional introduction to editing Wikipedia (Library Seminar Room)
  • 10:00-12:00 - Open editing time (Library Reading Room) - please sign in here so we can track our edits!
  • 12:00-1:00 - Lunch, panel discussion (Library Seminar Room)
  • 1:00-1:30 - Optional training on additional Wikipedia editing skills (Library Seminar Room)
  • 1:00-4:00 - Open editing time (Library Reading Room) - please sign in here so we can track our edits!
    • 2:45-3:00 - Snack break (Library Seminar Room)

Goals[edit]

The Corning Art+Feminism 2019 edit-a-thon aims to:

  1. Build Wikipedia editing skills through tutorials and basic edits.
  2. Improve coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary people, feminism, and the arts, especially related to glass as a medium, on Wikipedia.
  3. Build a community of Wikipedians interested in editing articles related to the art, history, and science of glass.

Where to start[edit]

List of articles to edit[edit]

Peonies watercolor for Tiffany Studios by Alice Carmen Gouvy

For any article you create or edit, please add this template on the talk page: {{ArtAndFeminism2019 article}}

Create[edit]

Remember, a new Wikipedia article should be backed up by at least 5 reliable sources. Please also consider notability when creating new articles.

WikiProject: Women in Red has created a guide, Simple Rules for Creating Women's Biographies, that may be useful when starting a new article. The biographies for living persons policy and Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing (applicable to any biography) are two other guides with good advice.

Alphabetical by last name

Look for more artists working with glass in the following categories: artists, glass artists, stained glass artists and manufacturers, engravers, and sculptors.

Edit[edit]

Expand content[edit]

Add citations[edit]

This referencing for beginners guide may be useful, as well as Wikipedia's guidelines on citing sources.

Add Infoboxes[edit]

The following people have pages in Wikipedia, but could be improved by adding Infoboxes. Usually the infobox you add follows a template based on the reasons the person is notable, e.g. the Artists Inforbox Template

Cleanup and articles with multiple issues[edit]

If you don't know where to start, ask one of the event organizers!

Look for more articles to edit on the Women working with glass list.

Translate[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

Corning ArtAndFeminism 2019 attendees hard at work.

List of new article drafts created[edit]

List of articles edited[edit]

List of articles translated[edit]

Resources[edit]

Connect to WiFi[edit]

Participants can connect to the "Rakow Guest" or "GlassApp+ Free WiFi" networks while on the museum campus. Please bring your own laptop or mobile device, if possible. A limited number of laptops and tablets will be available.

How to edit[edit]

If you need help, ask an editor wearing this logo!

Use this guide to find editing tips and tutorials.

If you have a question about editing, ask one of the museum editors for help! We will be wearing the Art+Feminism logo (image to the right). The Teahouse is also a great place to ask for help from expert editors. If you are new to Wikipedia editing, try the VisualEditor. If you like using markup languages, here is a cheatsheet for Wiki markup.

Editing tips

  1. Preview your changes before you save them.
  2. Write a brief edit summary noting your changes.
  3. Don’t forget to use the help bar at the top of the edit box.
  4. Sign your posts on talk pages by adding four tildes (~).

Tutorials

Glass websites[edit]

Women and the arts websites[edit]

Online databases[edit]

Free

  • Archive.org - A huge array of digital texts, from archived webpages to digitized books, periodicals, videos and other media.
  • Chronicling America - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922.
  • DPLA - A portal to 8,417,033 items from libraries, archives, and museums.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library - A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world and contributed by partner institutions.

Subscription (available at the Rakow Library)

For a full list of databases available through the Rakow Research Library and NOVEL NY, visit this page.

Attendees[edit]

Attendees at the 2014 Southern Tier history edit-a-thon at the Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass.

Please add your username below before you get to the edit-a-thon!

Will attend[edit]

Maybe attending[edit]

Regrets[edit]

Will attend remotely[edit]

Users who are unable to attend in person but are interested in contemporary glass art are welcome to edit articles remotely.

Please notify me of the next Corning meetup[edit]

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