Wikipedia:Meetup/Las Vegas/ArtAndFeminism 2016

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Nevada celebrates Women's History Month

ArtAndFeminism Edit-a-thon
at Lied Library
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNLV Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.png
Event information
DateSaturday, March 5, 2016
Time11:00 am – 5:00pm PST
LocationAmargosa Room
Lied Library @
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Address4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154
OrganizersUNLV Libraries, and the
UNLV Department of Art
FacilitatorRosiestep (talk)
FeesNone! This event is free of charge.
What to bringlaptop computer
FacebookFacebook logo.png
Pre-event preparationCreate a Wikipedia account

Read a quick editing tutorial

Look at a biography template

... and Biographies of living people

... and Infobox template – person

Wikipedia markup cheatsheet

The "Sandbox"
Training videos

In honor of Women's History Month, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is organizing and hosting a workshop and edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. UNLV's event is the first Art+Feminism event to take place in Nevada! Refreshments will be available.

Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. Last year, over 1,500 participants at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and more than 75 node events around the world participated in the second annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. Organizers are hoping to double these results in 2016, and this is where you come in! The edit-a-thon is an event where you can use your own particular skills and subject knowledge to help build the world’s most popular online research tool. It's a great way to do your part to help close the gender gap, begin to acquire new skills, and improve this facet of Wikipedia.

Goals[edit]

  • To encourage inexperienced editors (especially women) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
  • To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to women artists, critics, dealers, and other women in the visual arts, as well as feminists and feminism
  • To increase awareness of the research resources freely available through libraries, archives, and museums

Questions[edit]

  • Do I need to have any Wikipedia experience to participate? No experience is necessary, and training will be provided along with online access to the resources of Lied Library. However, please register a user account on Wikipedia in advance of the event.
  • Do I need to have extensive knowledge on visual arts? Nope! You will be finding information about the artists through our resources. The important thing is knowing how to choose a good source.
  • Do I have to be affiliated with the university? Nope again! This event is free and open to the public. We strongly encourage members of the Las Vegas community to participate.
  • Do I need to bring anything with me? Please bring your personal laptop computer or tablet and the necessary charging cables. WiFi is available in the library, as are additional computers.
  • How do I get there? Please follow these driving directions to get to Lied Library. Amargosa Room is located on the first floor of the library (please see this floor map for an exact location).
  • Will there be parking available? Metered and permit parking around the library is free on the weekends.

Suggested articles to work on[edit]

Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by the inclusion of research resources from UNLV. These lists are not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help!

  • Possible articles to create:
  • Possible articles to improve:

Art+Feminism research resources[edit]

Useful templates for artists[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. American Museum of Ceramic Art -- DigitDiva (talk)
  2. Cat Mazza -- MaddyVannity (talk)
  3. Ellen Altfest -- Lambsong (talk)
  4. Emily Mast -- Lambsong (talk)

New articles[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Bronwyn Lundberg -- Eragonsaphire (talk)
  2. Celia Álvarez Muñoz -- Babelitocs (talk)
  3. Lucy Fradkin -- Alinarae (talk), Eragonsaphire (talk)
  4. María Teresa Torras -- Rosiestep (talk)
  5. Mary Antonia Wood -- Lambsong (talk)
  6. Reem al Faisal -- DigitDiva (talk)
  7. Sarah Zucker -- Eragonsaphire (talk)
  8. Skowmon Hastanan -- MJPC14 (talk)
  9. Susan Grabel -- Eragonsaphire (talk)
Redlink
  1. Nava Atlas

Help after the event[edit]

  • The Wikipedia Teahouse, a friendly place to ask questions and help new editors get started
  • WikiProject Women Artists, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women artists
  • WikiProject Women in Red, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to women's biographies and women's works broadly construed
  • N.B. There is an IRC channel!
Wikipedia:IRC/wikipedia-en-help

Invite[edit]

  • {{ArtAndFeminism Las Vegas invite}}

External links[edit]

  • UNLV

Coordinates: 36°06′28″N 115°08′38″W / 36.10779°N 115.14376°W / 36.10779; -115.14376

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!

  1. Alinarae (talk) 19:18, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Babelitocs (talk) 20:58, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. catrina herbert
  4. DigitDiva (talk)
  5. Eragonsaphire (talk) 19:18, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
  6. Lambsong (talk)
  7. MaddyVannity (talk) 23:39, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
  8. MJPC14 (talk) 19:15, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
  9. Rosiestep (talk)
  10. Stormyeh (talk) 00:08, 6 March 2016 (UTC)