Wikipedia:Meetup/Nashville, TN/ArtAndFeminism 2016/Vanderbilt University Special Collections

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2016 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
Date:Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time:11:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Address:Vanderbilt University Central Library
419 21st Avenue South
City/State:Nashville, TN 37240

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University is hosting a Wikipedia meetup in conjunction with the 3rd annual Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon edit-a-thon, a global campaign improve Wikipedia's coverage of women artists, feminist art, and to increase female contributors to Wikipedia.

Last year, over 1500 participants at more than 75 events around the world participated in the second annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, resulting in the creation of nearly 400 new pages and significant improvements to 500 articles on Wikipedia. Let's double those results in 2016!

Come contribute to this project with us! Wikipedians of all experience levels and members of the general public are encouraged to participate.

Event details[edit]

  • Who: We invite Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff, and all Wikipedians in the Nashville area.
  • What: This Edit-a-thon will focus on adding articles, improving citations and adding details to articles about Art+Feminism, Women Artists, etc. (See suggested ideas here.) University librarians will be on hand to assist in research and proper citation style. This event is FREE. Lunch and a snack will be provided.
  • When: Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
  • Where: Vanderbilt University Central Library, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240
    • The edit-a-thon will be held at Vanderbilt University's Special Collections, located on the second floor of Central Library. Directions and Parking Information for Special Collections
  • Other: Computers, Wifi and electrical outlets will be provided in Special Collections, but feel free to bring your own laptop for use. It is recommended that you create a Wikipedia account beforehand since Wikipedia has a limit on the number of accounts that can be created in a 24-hour period (currently 6). Please send a message to CatonMA if you have any questions regarding creating an account.
  • Twitter: #vandywiki #vandylibraries #ArtAndFeminism
  • Bring your own laptop.
  • Important: Please RSVP by adding your name at the bottom of the page. Potential participants are also strongly encouraged to create an account prior to the event.



Perhaps an online news source like The New York Times would be helpful

Other resources[edit]

By the numbers[edit]

  • Total attendees: [14 :)]
  • Usernames created: [0 :(]
  • Citations provided: [1]
  • Articles created: [0 :(]
  • Articles edited: [9 :)]

Articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical by first letter

  1. Alice Barber Stephens -- CatonMA (talk)
  2. Ana Mendieta -- MeowL (talk)
  3. Balmy Alley -- Carwil (talk)
  4. Beatriz Milhazes -- MeowL (talk)
  5. Carson Ellis -- Kmcostin (talk)
  6. Elaine Sturtevant -- Warga1 (talk)
  7. Kornelis Heiko Miskotte -- Clifford Anderson (talk)
  8. Mary Miss -- CHSandoval (talk), MeowL (talk), GauchoDude (talk)
  9. Ruth Ray -- Clifford Anderson (talk)

Articles created[edit]

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Sign here to help us learn more about how users interact with Wikipedia! If you sign up, we can observe how your username uses the Wikimedia projects during and after this event. This will help us to better measure the effectiveness of this event and similar programs. This means that your publicly available activity and the information you share with us during this event may be processed by the Wikimedia Foundation, Art+Feminism, and the organizers of the local event, and may be transferred to or from the US and other countries that may not have the same level of privacy regulation that your country does. However, we will not share your information with third parties or publicly unless it's in aggregated or anonymized form.
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!

BrillLyle (talk) aka Erika - remote assistance and/or Account Creator help - contact me via gchat
  1. CatonMA (talk) 23:22, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Clifford Anderson (talk) 14:36, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  3. Mnmallon (talk) 14:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)