Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women In Science
|Who should come? You should. Really.|
- 1 She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon, Part III
- 2 Sign up
- 3 Articles and content to work on
- 4 Resources
- 5 Women in Science Resources
- 6 Help after the event
- 7 About the Smithsonian Archives
- 8 Results and outcomes
She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon, Part III
She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon III will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Smithsonian Archives. This edit-a-thon will provide Wikipedians with an overview on the history of women in science with our research fellow, Marcel LaFollette, a behind-the-scenes tour with Smithsonian archivists, and access to Archives' papers for article creation. Lunch and coffee will be provided due to a generous grant from Wikimedia DC!
- Friday, March 27, 2015
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Smithsonian Archives located at the Capital Gallery Building, Suite 3000, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20024
- An entrance to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro is located right outside the building. After you get off the train, take the exit towards 7th Ave/Maryland/Smithsonian museums.
- The Virginia Railway Express also stops right outside the building.
- 10:00-10:05 - Welcome
- 10:05-10:15 - Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette: History of Women in Science presentation (also via Google Hangout for remote attendees) Read a recent article where LaFollette was cited on media portrayals of female scientists. Presentation Here (first link at top)
- 10:15-10:45 - Archives Tour (also via Google Hangout for remote attendees)
- 10:45-11:00 - Break
- 11:00-11:30 Wikipedia training (also via Google Hangout for remote attendees)
- 11:30-4:00 - Editing + Lunch (via Etherpad)
This meetup, a celebration of Women's History Month and women in science at the Smithsonian, will be an opportunity for Wikipedians of all experience levels to work together and independently to document content related to women in science who are related to the Smithsonian Institution. This will range from naturalists to zoologists, botanists to paleontologists. (No one is limited to these subjects, of course)
- Check out this to-do list of article suggestions, handpicked by Smithsonian Archives staff: Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 30/To-do list
- Resources from the Smithsonian Archives will be utilized, offline and online.
- Contribute to existing articles or write new articles in whatever language.
- Help your fellow contributors out - lend a hand when needed and help out new editors!
- Even if you don't feel like writing about women in science, we welcome you to come.
- Participants must be in good standing in the Wikimedia community.
- What to bring
- A laptop
- A government issued ID
- Any resources you have related to women in science
- You're welcome to bring your camera and take pictures
- A Wikipedia user name and login
This will be a great chance to bring a friend and share with them your love for editing. Wikipedians of all experience levels welcome. We have 15 slots available for in-person participation, and unlimited slots for remote participation. A special invitation will go out to Smithsonian's digital volunteers in the Transcription Center who have been doing a lot of work on women in science.
Yes, I'll be there in person! (15 person limit. Please note your skill level at Wikipedia editing.)
- --Digitaleffie (Medium Wiki Skills) (talk) 16:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
- --DinaHerbert (talk) 13:04, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
- -- DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 19:35, 13 March 2015 (UTC) Experienced Wikipedian. Account creator if needed.
- -- Astro_Erin (talk) 02:38, 20 March 2015 (UTC) Beginner-ish, but can totes Google!, Maintainer of Women in Planetary Science Pinterest
- -- Duckduckstop (talk) 15:19, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
- --Riccaferr (Almost intermediate skills) (talk)
- --Djembayz (talk) 22:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC) Experienced Wikipedian. Account creator if needed.
- --Uncommon fritillary (talk) 14:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC) Semi-experienced Wikipedian
- --Meghaninmotion (talk) 14:44, 24 March 2015 (UTC) semi-experienced Wikipedian - will be working to wikilink, categorize, & connect articles
- --Dmmcauli (talk) 14:00, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
- --sjcully (talk) 19:00, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
- -- alisonjo2786 (talk) 17:11, 26 March 2015 (UTC) long-time/first-time :) I'll be there to learn and gain some experience for the first couple of hours, can't stay all day.
Yes, I'll be there online and in spirit!
- --Ambrosia10 (talk) 22:50, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
- --KLindblom KLindblom (talk) 17:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
- --Penny Richards (talk) 14:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
- --WikiTrustE (talk) 22:55, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
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Articles and content to work on
Smithsonian websites, library catalogs, & databases
- Marcel LaFollette's Presentation - First link at top
- Flickr Commons, Smithsonian Institution - http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/
- Smithsonian Institution Archives Collections Search - http://siarchives.si.edu/collections
- Smithsonian Libraries catalog portal Tools for the Researcher
- Smithsonian Libraries free databases and collections
- Smithsonian Libraries article indexes and databases (some accessible only from terminals located in the library)
- Smithsonian Collections Search Center
- Smithsonian Archives Images on Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Smithsonian_Institution_Archives
- Science Service Records
"No Known Copyright Restrictions" Image Template for Wikimedia Commons
Most SIA images can use the "no known copyright restrictions" status. Please copy the template from this image.
- Wikipedia editing basics video tutorials- This is mainly for after you leave as there will be plenty of people around you to help out!
- Excellent ideas for getting started with editing Wikipedia articles about women, by history professor, Michelle Moravec.
- Article category suggestions for women scientists
- Listing of cleanup needed for Wikipedia articles on women scientists
Women in Science Resources
- Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (1993). Women in Science: Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. MIT Press.
- Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the mid-20th Century. New York: Routledge. .
- Rossiter, Margaret W. (1982). Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Rossiter, Margaret W. (1995). Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action 1940–1972. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Rossiter, Margaret W. (2012). Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World Since 1972, JHU Press.
Help after the event
- Wikipedia:Teahouse, a friendly place to help new editors get started
About the Smithsonian Archives
Results and outcomes
- Add more
- New articles
- Wilmatte Porter Cockerell - Ambrosia10 (talk) 23:44, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
- Mary Isabel McCracken -
needs Smithsonian Archives image adding to articleDone Ambrosia10 (talk) 23:44, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
- Vicki Funk - created by User:Djembayz - additional resources & notable discovery added --Meghaninmotion (talk) 17:49, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Karenne Wood
- Ada Hayden - created stub article. She's not on list but has specimens in USNH. -- Ambrosia10 (talk) 18:26, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Janine Brown - created by Uncommon fritillary (talk) 18:42, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Muriel Mussells Seyfert created by DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·ʇuoɔ) WER 19:34, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Catherine Corrigan - created by Astro_Erin (talk) 19:46, 27 March 2015 (UTC), just a stub, but I can flesh out this weekend (Featured on Main Page DYK, 14 Apr 2015)
- Mireya Correa
- Laurel van der Wal - created by Penny Richards (talk) 20:22, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Mary Van Rensselaer Buell, Chemist - Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 14:53, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
- Updated articles
- Rose E. Collom - significantly rewrote adding content and references. Still needs image. Ambrosia10 (talk) 23:44, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
- Roxana Judkins Stinchfield Ferris - added education, area of specialization Uncommon fritillary (talk) 16:03, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Alma Joslyn Whiffen-Barksdale - added infobox & SIA ref Uncommon fritillary (talk) 17:14, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Ursula B. Marvin - added Meteoritical Society Service award, info on scientific work Astro_Erin (talk)18:44, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Martha Daniell Logan - added infobox Uncommon fritillary (talk) 20:07, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Anna Murray Vail - added infobox Uncommon fritillary (talk) 20:23, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Dorothy Garrod -- added photo (see also "Uploaded British archaeologist..." below) alisonjo2786 (talk) 22:28, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
- Add more here
- Uploaded media