GLAM/Newsletter/March 2021/Contents/USA report
Women's History Month in the US
Met x Wikipedia for Women's History Month (March 6)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted an online edit-a-thon for Women's History Month, focusing on Wikidata entries for prominent women artists. The meetup was held online using Streamyard, which sent the video feed to Youtube, Facebook and Twitter simultaneously. Attendees/watchers were able to interact with hosts Richard Knipel and Andrew Lih from the Wikimedia community and with Jennie Choi from The Met. The session had more than 600 watchers at its peak, and had more than 300 attendees halfway through the event.
A video feed can be found on Youtube.
National Museum of Women in the Arts/Wikimedia DC Black Women Artists Matter Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon (March 6)
On March 6, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Wikimedia DC hosted a Black Women Artists Matter Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon. During the event, 27 editors edited 32 articles. 4.89K words and added 65 references were added. The article work list was compiled by NMWA's librarians. Editing training was led by Wikimedia DC's Ariel Cetrone. The edit-a-thon was the eighth collaboration between NMWA and Wikimedia DC.
Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative (AWHI) edit-a-thon (March 25)
On March 25th, the AWHI along with the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Biodiversity Heritage Library, hosted a virtual edit-a-thon about American women in science. Our worklist was populated from the Funk List. Throughout the course of the 2 hour event, 3 new articles from the Funk List were created and over 3,600 words about women in science were added to Wikipedia. Kelly Doyle (Open Knowledge Coordinator for the AWHI) gave an overview to Wikipedia and she and Andrew Lih conducted a live editing demonstration. Wikimedia DC supported with training new editors.
Closing the Gap: Women's History Month edit-a-thon (March 29)
Wikimedia DC hosted an edit-a-thon with the White House Gender Policy Council & the White House Domestic Policy Council aimed at closing the gender gap online. Ariel Cetrone led the training, compiled the worklist, and assigned an article to each attendee from the three girls advocacy organizations in attendance: Girls Who Code, Girls Inc., and Girls for Gender Equity, Inc. Kelly Doyle from the Smithsonian AWHI gave remarks on the gender gap on Wikipedia and the importance of participation on the site to make Wiki more equitable. The attendees created many new high-quality articles about notable women, like Portia Gage and Julissa Arce.
Wiki World Heritage User Group training (March 28)
The Wiki World Heritage User Group (WWHUG) started off their capacity building and training series with a talk by Andrew Lih on the basics of Wikidata Query, including a basic tutorial on Wikidata. The attendees also spent time analyzing and figuring out the best practices to model all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wikidata. Some of that work and open tasks people can help with can be found here:
See the full training schedule and videos.
Food Safety Modernization Act
National Agricultural Library, and Wikimedia DC held a meetup, FSMA Edit-a-thon.
Wikimedians in Philadelphia held a WikiSalon, on March 13, 2021, WikiSalon 2021-03-13.
Planetary Wiki edit-a-thon
WikiDonne, Women in red and Europlanet Society, held a meetup, Planetary Science Wiki Edit-a-thon March 26th meeting