York University Libraries will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in honour of International Women’s Day.
According to the Wikimedia Foundation, only 17 per cent of Wikipedia’s biographies are about women, and this event aims to reduce the gender gap.
The edit-a-thon, taking place on March 8 from noon to 4 p.m., is a drop-in event that invites participants to improve a selected list of articles or to work on articles that suit their research and personal interests.
The event is open to all and it runs in Room 530, Scott Library (fifth-floor computer lab). Introductory and intermediary training will be provided.
To register and/or participate remotely, visit bit.ly/yorkwikiwomen.
Questions about the event can be directed to Katrina Cohen-Palacios, adjunct archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.