Heard Library Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Heard Library Joins Guggenheim for Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

(Heydar Aliyev, Cultural Center in baku, Azerbaijan)

(Zaha Hadid, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan)

On Thursday, October 15, Scholarly Communications and the Heard Library will join the Guggenheim annual global Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on “Women in Architecture.” The Guggenheim hosts this event annually in NYC with the GLAM (galleries, libraries, art museums group).  HART faculty, staff and students are invited to join other faculty and librarians for this global campaign to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women in architecture.


(Julia Morgan, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California)

“Given the gender imbalance on Wikipedia both in editors and in articles about women, it’s important to spend time improving entries and getting more comfortable with editing,” said Mary Anne Caton, Senior Consultant for Educational and Interpretive Programs, Heard Library.  “We hope to participate in the Guggenheim’s annual spring edit on Feminism in Art as well.”

(Jeanne Gang, Aqua skyscraper, Chicago, Illinois)

(Jeanne Gang, Aqua skyscraper, Chicago, Illinois)

The event will be held in Special Collections from 11 am to 7 pm, including lunch, a quick tutorial, and a talk by Kevin Murphy, chair of the history of art department, on women and architectural practice.  Library staff and Wikipedians will be on hand to assist people in editing.  See the link below for event details.  Bring your laptop and sign up for a Wikipedia account beforehand (unless you already have one). RSVP by Wednesday, October 14.  Any questions, contact Mary Anne Caton or Ed Warga at (615) 875-8897.


(Cassandra Fahey, BHP Billiton Platypusary, Healesville, VIC, Australia)

(Cassandra Fahey, BHP Billiton Platypusary, Healesville, VIC, Australia)

Hope to see you in Special Collections at Heard Central Library on Thursday!

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