The Emory Libraries Wikipedia Group was awarded an Innovation Grant to complete scholarly Wikipedia projects and build a relationship between Emory and the Wikipedia community. You can read about the grant-funded activities here.
Our grant proposal builds on the work we have already done as a group and takes what we have learned to the next level. Each year since the group’s founding, we have hosted the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an event that takes place across sites around the globe and is dedicated to improving coverage of women artists on Wikipedia. By most estimates, less than 10 percent of editors on Wikipedia are women, and coverage of women in general on Wikipedia is low. This is an opportunity to help close that gender gap (though members of all genders are welcome) and develop editing skills. The grant funded the 2018 A + F Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on both Atlanta and Oxford campuses, which drew in 27 faculty, staff, and students combined and resulted in 27 improved articles. We intend to host an additional edit-a-thon in the fall, to be announced.
Additional Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Links