[OpenGLAM] Join us for the Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon!

Linked Jazz linkedjazz at linkedjazz.org
Fri May 8 16:13:21 UTC 2015


Do you love jazz, blues, funk and anything in between? Are you frustrated
by the gender bias in Wikipedia
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_bias_on_Wikipedia>? Or maybe you
love Linked
Data <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_data>?

Join us for the Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon! Members of Linked Jazz
<https://linkedjazz.org/> (a research team from the Pratt Institute School
of Information and Library Science) will give you a crash course in
Wikipedia and help you fill in the gaps of Wikipedia's coverage of
musicians who are women. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Just
bring your passion and we'll help you do the rest!

Date: Saturday, May 30th

Time: 12-5pm

Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and
Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening Room (40 Lincoln Center
Plaza, New York, NY, 10023)

Please bring: A laptop, your NYPL library card, and a digital camera.
(These will help you do research at the library!)

Informal gathering to follow in Damrosch Park, just outside the library.

Further information: Wikipedia
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/WomenOfJazz>, NYPL’s
and Meetup <http://www.meetup.com/WikimediaNYC/events/221710307/> pages.
You can also find us on Twitter @LinkedJazz (we’ll be using the hashtag

More About Linked Jazz:

Based at Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science and
directed by Cristina Pattuelli, the Linked Jazz Project
<https://linkedjazz.org/> investigates the vast social network of the jazz
world. Through an interactive visualization and a crowdsourcing tool,
Linked Jazz reveals the multiple relationships between jazz musicians and
their complex web of collaboration. Linked Jazz primarily uses oral history
transcripts as a source for data, but an essential foundation of the
project is its list of jazz artist names pulled from Wikipedia.

We hope to see you on May 30th!

-The Linked Jazz Team
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