2019 Community Engagement Celebration Day

Project Title

Justice on Wikipedia: Edit-a-thons to Combat Systemic Bias and Close Content Gaps

Type of Presentation

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Presentation Type

Event

Project Summary

Wikipedia is the most used reference resource in the world, but it is biased due to content gaps. The number of articles about women and minoritized (ALAANA & LGBTQ) individuals do not reflect the full gamut of human diversity, even amongst those who clearly meet Wikipedia’s requisite notability standards. We are working to change that. With support from the Graduate College and Wikimedia, Rod Library has hosted or supported eight Wikipedia Edit-a-thons aimed at diversifying Wikipedia and improving its quality since Spring 2018. This poster and satellite Edit-a-thon will share the outcomes of these events concurrent with UNI Edits for Diversity: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon happening at Rod Library.

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department/Center/Organization

Rod Library

Award Category

Social Justice Award (Theme-Based)

Award Category

Commitment to Service Award (Faculty/Staff Only)

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Justice on Wikipedia: Edit-a-thons to Combat Systemic Bias and Close Content Gaps

Wikipedia is the most used reference resource in the world, but it is biased due to content gaps. The number of articles about women and minoritized (ALAANA & LGBTQ) individuals do not reflect the full gamut of human diversity, even amongst those who clearly meet Wikipedia’s requisite notability standards. We are working to change that. With support from the Graduate College and Wikimedia, Rod Library has hosted or supported eight Wikipedia Edit-a-thons aimed at diversifying Wikipedia and improving its quality since Spring 2018. This poster and satellite Edit-a-thon will share the outcomes of these events concurrent with UNI Edits for Diversity: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon happening at Rod Library.