October is American Archives Month

By Rebecca C. Warlow Here at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and at archives across the country, we are spending October celebrating the unique and interesting collections to be found in archives. Archives are collections of documents and records, in varying formats including hand-written papers, images, audiovisuals, databases and others, that are kept for […]

via Celebrating American Archives Month — Circulating Now

Writing Women in Wikipedia

Photo by BrillLyle, CC BY-SA 4.0. In the New York headquarters of the United Nations, a teak statue of a young woman hangs on the glowing wood wall of the sprawling Trusteeship Council chamber. The female figure in the Henrik Starcke sculpture reaches up, hopefully toward a flying bird. Volunteer editors in this room reached…

via Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons — Wikimedia Blog

Links from Doug Seefeldt’s class visit

Digital History @ Ball State
DiRT Directory
Stanford Spatial History Project
ESRI Story Maps
Topic Modeling for the Humanities: A Guided Tour

Gender Trouble at #Wikipedia, again

Perhaps the class could participate in the virtual edit-a-thon?

Knitting Clio


via The Guardian, which reports that Wikipedia’s arbitration committee has banned five editors from making changes to certain articles “in an attempt to stop a long-running edit war over the entry on the “’Gamergate controversy’”.

This decision “bars the five editors from having anything to do with any articles covering Gamergate, but also from any other article about “’gender or sexuality, broadly construed.’ Editors who had been pushing for the Wikipedia article to be fairer to Gamergate have also been sanctioned by the committee.”

Blogger and former Wikipedia editor Mark Bernstein has written a series of posts condemning Wikipedia’s decision:  According to Bernstein, “This takes care of social justice warriors with a vengeance — not only do the Gamergaters get to rewrite their own page (and Zoe Quinn’s, Brianna Wu’s, Anita Sarkeesian’s, etc); feminists are to be purged en bloc from the encyclopedia.”

Wikipedia has replied to these…

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