The Fashion Institute of Technology hosts Second Annual Int’l Women’s Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

women_and_tech_011317The Gladys Marcus Library is proud to be hosting FIT’s Second Annual International Women’s Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon as a MOMA Art+Feminism satellite event. Unlike last year’s event, which was limited to the FIT Community by dictates of an internal grant, this event is open to all. There are two ways to participate:

  • Come to Gladys Marcus Library between 11 and 5 on March 8th, 2017 (guest list entry required for non-FIT folks)
  • Contribute remotely and log your updates/creations on our Wikipedia Meetup page

Either way, we ask you to RSVP via our Facebook Event page. If you are a seasoned Wikipedian, you can also sign in under the Attendees section of the Wikipedia Meetup page.

Here are some good reasons to participate:

  • Wikipedia needs more diversity of editors for a better balance of article topics, including in the areas of fashion, textiles, the apparel industry, communication design, and women of note in general.
  • Fashion, costume and textile coverage in Wikipedia is is highly uneven and needs more input from professionals and scholars in the field.

For examples of articles that need updating and creating, please see the Suggested Pages to Edit section of our Wikipedia Meetup page. And if you have suggestion of pages that need work, please post them here.

If you have any question please feel free to e-mail me, Helen Lane, at


This is a final reminder for the upcoming Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group (FTC SIG) meeting which will be held on Friday March 30, 2012 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Elgin room of the Sheraton Centre. You do not need to be a SIG member to attend; all are welcome!

We will need a recorder for this meeting and would appreciate a volunteer. Please contact me if you are interested.

Please let me know if you’d like to be acknowledged for a presentation or event at the ARLIS/NA Conference, or if you have other FTC-related news to share.

The FTC SIG meeting agenda is posted below. If you’d like to bring up a topic for discussion, please notify me and I’ll add it to the agenda, time permitting.


• Welcome, introductions, and attendee sign-up sheet. (Recorder of minutes?)
• FTC SIG membership update
• FTC SIG Resources reminder & feedback: Blog and Fashion Librarians Resource Guide.
• Call for a Vice-Moderator, Blog assistant-editor

• FTC-related Conference Highlights:
o Society Circle Event
o Fashion, Textile & Costume Collections Tour: (Monday April 2, 2012 9:15am – 6:00pm) Guest speaker – Anu Liivandi, Assistant Curator of Textiles & Costume in the Department of World Cultures of the Royal Ontario Museum will provide a brief overview of the ROM Textile & Costume collections

o ARLIS/NA 2013 in Pasadena – tour ideas, call for presentations
o Information competencies & fashion students – tips for library instruction

See you in Toronto!

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

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Like every mer à boir, the Fashion United website is also a sea to drown or to lose orientation in. The links below are meant to help avoid such undesirable eventualities.

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Fred Goudswaard
librarian at AMFI
(Amsterdam Fashion Institute)