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“Editing As Activism”: Fighting Bias and Misinformation On Wikipedia

“Editing As Activism”: Fighting Bias and Misinformation On Wikipedia

This post is a “Reflexive Journal” entry written to fulfill the requirements for GLIS 649 Digital Curation. It reflects on our Wikipedia lecture and workshop that took place on January 30, 2018. This course was offered as part of Master of Information Studies (MISt) at McGill University. Before this lecture, It had never occurred to…

Crowdsourcing History: Smithsonian Transcription Center

Crowdsourcing History: Smithsonian Transcription Center

Increasingly, historical documents and resources are being digitized, making massive amounts of data available online. In turn, this historical data has become an important source for public historians and researchers looking to uncover historical narratives and voices. Crowdsourcing labour is an important means for public historians and institutions to effectively produce access to historical data online. Crowdsourcing,…

Module Module 1 Exercise 4: Fork And Contribute On GitHub

Module Module 1 Exercise 4: Fork And Contribute On GitHub

Following the instructions, I successfully forked the who-we-are repository, cloned it to my desktop, made the appropriate changes to the template file. I included a link to my Twitter page, Open-Notebook- and blog, then made a pull request so that my information could be included in the original repository. I did not have any difficulty with this…

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