My library is hosting a Ada Lovelace Day event tomorrow (ok, a little late…). Continuing in a tradition of having Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thons, we’re hosting our own Wikipedia Women in Science Edit-a-thon!

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading over the last couple of years about Wikipedia culture and especially how it relates to the under-representation of women both as editors and as subjects of articles. So I thought I’d share some of my readings here with all of you.

Of course, this list is in no way comprehensive or complete. I welcome suggestions for further readings in the comments, either on edit-a-thons, women in science, Wikipedia culture or any of the intersections of those topics.

 

About Wikipedia Edit-a-thons

 

About Wikipedia and Editor Culture More Generally

I’m working on a LibGuide for the event which I’ll post here once I make it live.

Comments

  1. […] What a week it has been as @mishraapriti @birtalan @dupuisj (LtoR, below, grappling with Wikipedia editing in Steacie Science and Engineering Library) will tell you! […]

  2. #2 jrkrideau
    At the bottom of the lake (the bottom end that is)
    November 10, 2015

    Too late for this year, but why not someone like a Mme Curie day. She was a real scientist. Ada Lovelace was not.

    I would refer you to the somewhat acerbic post https://thonyc.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/mary-somerville-was-not-the-first-scientist-and-ada-lovelace-did-not-inspire-the-first-modern-computer/,

    Thony may seem a trifle acerbic but this is nothing to his debunking attacks on Galileo.

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