Closing the Gap: Wikipedia and Social Justice


There are over six million articles in English Wikipedia. However, there is an enormous content gap with an overt Western bias. This presentation will discuss how two librarians and an archivist got involved in Wikipedia and organized editathons to help close this gap. Learn more about our work in adding important information on Black history in the Pacific Northwest and combating white supremacist narratives. Participants in our session will also get the chance to engage in a hands-on mini editathon. Presentation will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute demonstration, and will end with the mini-editathon.

  • Diana Park, Oregon State University, Science Librarian
  • Laurie Bridges, Oregon State University Libraries
  • Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Outreach and Instruction Archivist OSU; Curator Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives

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