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Activists and Archivists on Wikipedia: Reflections on the Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon

By Leanora Lange On a sunny Sunday in late fall, a quiet, cheerful, powerful event happened in one of the meeting rooms of the Center for Jewish History. A group of activists, archivists, and Wikipedians gathered around a large table, huddled over laptops, and improved coverage of the Soviet Jewry movement on the most widely accessed information resource in use today, Wikipedia. The Soviet…

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Center By Leanora Lange A Wikipedia edit-a-thon was held on July 22, 2015, open to staff members from the Center and its partners as well as students from the YIVO summer program. Twenty people attended a training session on Wikipedia and basic editing, and several stayed for an open editing session that followed. Although the session was initially focused on…

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Where Are the Jewish Women on Wikipedia? Add Them! Free Event Sunday, May 4th

Have you ever been surprised that Wikipedia doesn’t cover a particular Jewish woman of note? Maybe you’ve been tempted to improve existing Wikipedia articles about Jewish women, or you’re curious about Wikipedia in general. Perhaps you’d like to check out some of the resources the Center’s partners hold on Jewish women. The Center for Jewish History invites you to join us, either on-site in New…

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