Edit-a-thon

Ohio University Libraries Edit-a-thon and Artists' Book Open House

March 29th, 2023
Athens, Ohio, United States
3:00pm — 7:00pm EST
Ohio University Libraries

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and communal support. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

This year we are highlighting women book artists, with a special focus on women whose artists’ books are in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections and the Harris Fine Arts Library Limited Access Collection. Along with the edit-a-thon, we will be hosting a simultaneous artists’ book open house with relevant books from women book artists available for all to enjoy and interact with.