Music and Belonging in Canada at 150: A Wikipedia Campaign

When:
May 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2017-05-25T09:00:00-04:00
2017-05-25T17:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free

Project Lead: Stacy Allison-Cassin
Event date/time: Thursday, May 25
Event location: University of Toronto

Wikipedia is an information “first stop” for many Canadians, yet Canadian content is relatively underrepresented. This is especially problematic when looking at the coverage of topics on music in Canada in Wikipedia and compounded for underrepresented areas related to factors such as gender and racialized minorities. The “Music and Belonging in Canada at 150 Wikipedia edit-a-thon” is a multifaceted project which pairs the professional skills of librarians and archivists with local music communities to improve the amount and quality of the content about Canadian music in Wikipedia, thereby increasing the accessibility to music heritage of all Canadians.