Monday, October 21, 2013

Making history! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon II

Ever heard the saying, "Well behaved women seldom make history?" Perhaps that might be, in part, because not enough women are writing the history. In fact, everyone's favorite crowd-sourced encyclopedia and arguably our easiest access to historical facts, Wikipedia, doesn't have enough women contributing to it.

While it might be the most popular free reference source in the world (it even has a nifty iPhone app!), Wikipedia excludes more women than you'd think. Nine out of ten Wikipedia editors are men! Let's change this number!

LITS is celebrating Open Access Week by hosting its second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Come, write more women into Wikipedia by editing any page of your choice!

Where: Stimson Room, Williston Library 
When: Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013,  4:30-6:00 pm
Worldly benefits: Editorial contributions, historical learning,
delectable snacking, and button making!

The event is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends. Wikipedia novices and experienced editors alike are welcome!

So drop by for however long you can and help women "make history!"

For more information, go to
RSVP at the above link or at our Facebook event page to let us know if you're coming!

#wikiwomen #mtholyoke #7sisterswiki

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