Workshop: Missing Data: A TC Community Wikidata Edit-a-thon

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Workshop: Missing Data: A TC Community Wikidata Edit-a-thon

Thursday, April 6, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
305 Russell / Online
Open to:
Alumni, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, TC Community

Come to a Wikidata Edit-a-thon focusing on the creation of entities about notable Teachers College alumni from underrepresented groups. This event marks the start of a community practice that aims to increase the visibility and accuracy of data concerning those who have traditionally been overlooked by Western knowledge systems.

Wikidata’s structured entries are important because they are used in other Wikimedia projects (e.g. Wikipedia, WikiCommons, etc.), library databases, and search engines, such as Google, to populate data. There the data found, or not found in Wikidata, has reverberations across the Internet, reinforcing their structure, while scholarship shows that Wikidata itself suffers from the same biases found in other systems of knowledge.

The Edit-a-thon will provide training and datasets for users to begin making their own edits. You are encouraged to bring your own list of notable alumni to work on, and to rsvp no later than Wednesday, April 5th.

Please create a Wikidata user account in advance if you don’t already have one, and then register for this session on the event dashboard. We can also help with the account setup process during the event. 

Presenter: Kalliopi Mathios, Head of Technical Services and Metadata Librarian

Where: 305 Russell / Online

 An edit-a thon is an online, in-person, or hybrid event where some editors of online communities come together to edit or improve data on a specific topic. The events typically include basic editing training for new editors and may be combined with a more general social meetup.


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