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Wednesday Nov. 14, 2018
Webinar: “Wikipedia’s gender gap, and what would Hari Seldon do about it?”
10 to 11 a.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Learning Lab 4, Perry-Castañeda Library


Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, 2016 Wikimedian of the Year and prominent Wikipedia editor, will present on Wikipedia's gender gaps: the low percentage of women editors and the equally low percentage of articles about women, their works, and their issues. With the objective of inspiring a new audience to “be bold” and join the international ranks of volunteers who write, edit, and add references to Wikipedia’s articles, Rosie incorporates Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, the fictional psychohistorian, Hari Seldon, and his Encyclopedia Galactica, a compilation of the knowledge of a dying galactic empire, in this session. Join us afterwards for a discussion about efforts at UT to diversify Wikipedia.

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