Linked Jazz will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon event with the Jazz Education Network as part of JEN’s 8th Annual Conference in New Orleans. The event will center on New Orleans women in jazz and related styles, working to fill the gaps of Wikipedia’s coverage of musicians who are women. While conference registration is required to attend the event, we welcome contributions from remote editors!
Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our recent Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts focused on filling the gaps of Wikipedia’s coverage of female musicians. Participants contributed to existing Wikipedia pages, as well as adding several new pages: Pauline Braddy, Carol Chaikin, Zena Latto, Carline Ray, Tomeka Reid, Erica von Kliest, The Darlinettes, Deborah Weisz, and Rigler-Deutsch Index.
Linked Jazz thanks everyone that participated, as well as the New York Public Library for hosting the event. A special thank you to Leanora Lange and NYPL’s Bob Kosovsky for their organizational efforts.