Introduction to Wikipedia as Outreach and Activism

In this webinar Amy Marshall Furness discusses how why and how the Art Gallery of Ontario hosts wikithons and what this contribution to wikipedia means.

Presented in collaboration with the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

July 19, 2017

About this webinar

In this webinar Amy Marshal Furness from the Art Gallery of Ontario provides an Introduction to Wikipedia as Outreach and Activism. Amy discusses how why and how the Art Gallery of Ontario hosts wikithons and what this contribution to wikipedia means. This webinar is co-hosted by Jessica Knapp and Krista McCracken. 

Note: Links for webpages mentioned in the webinar are available in the YouTube description. 

About this presenter 

Amy Marshall Furness is the Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist and Head, Library & Archives at the E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario.  She helped plan her first Wikipedia editing event in March 2015, working with Art+Feminism, and has been steadily involved in Wikipedia organizing since then. Amy believes that Wikipedia is made stronger by the diversity of its editorship, and that even small and occasional edits can make a meaningful contribution. Time permitting, she edits as Artchivist1.

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