Upcoming Virtual Sessions: AfroCROWD campaign and Wikipedia (Dec. 10 – English, Jan. 13 – Spanish; Jan. 30 – French)

Announcement below in English, with Spanish and French pending. dLOC is pleased to promote and support these important sessions to connect on the fantastic work and community with AfroCROWD!

Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) logoCaribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age is a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share on projects and experiences to foster communication and support our shared constellations of communities of practice. For 2019, we are offering a mix of recorded and live virtual sessions. 

LIVE Sessions: AfroCROWD campaign and Wikipedia:
English: December 10, 11am-12pm
Spanish: Monday, January 13, 2020, 12-1pm
French: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12-1pm
Via Zoom: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/8927374603

Description: This webinar will introduce the AfroCROWD campaign, Noircir Wikipédia project and Wikipedia. Highlights will include Wikipedia’s five pillars, notability guidelines, core content policy and a demonstration of editing. There will be three webinars covering the same content in different languages: English, Spanish and French. AfroCROWD also has videos translated in Spanish and French that can be viewed on the AfroCROWD Youtube channel.

Facilitator Biographies:

  • Kai Alexis Smith is the Architecture and Design Librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA and the AfroCROWD New England Coordinator. She has been working with AfroCROWD for over three years and within the Wikipedia movement for over 5 years, which includes participation in the Simple Annual Planning Grant (SAPG) Committee.
  • Gala Mayí-Miranda is the co-founder of the wikipedian French and Spanish projects Noircir Wikipédia and Ennegreciendo Wikipedia. Two years ago, she developed these project with founder Ivonne González. Gala is an Art Historian specialized in the Caribbean contemporary visual arts. She is currently writing and researching Dominican visual artist Iris Pérez while attending the Caribbean critical studies program at Université de Genève.
  • Laureline Gaudens is a French Wikipedian of African descent. She contributes to Wikipedia through workshops aiming at training and editing online articles about black culture. Her interests include decolonization, reducing the gender gap and increasing visibility of LGBT issues online. Laureline is a technical writer in a software editor company. With Ivonne González, she is developing the project “Noircir Wikipedia” in Paris, France.

Recent Recordings:

Recordings also coming in Fall 2019:

  • “Student Research and Digital Scholarship in Haiti,” Natasha Joseph
  • “Challenges and Successes of Bilingual Metadata: Online Exhibits,” Dr. Margarita Vargas
  • “Collaborative Grant Work,” Bess de Farber and Perry Collins

About the Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age Webinar Series:

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), in partnership with the UF Center for Latin American Studies, Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), and the Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies of the University of Puerto Rico, has organized Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age, a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share experiences in support of our shared constellations of communities of practice.

Please join us for next stage conversations at ACURIL’s 2020 annual conference, focusing on Design Thinking in Libraries, Archives and Museums: Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business: https://www.smore.com/e9tx7-acuril-2020-bahamas

Twitter: #digcaribbeanscholarship