The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; etcl.uvic.ca) and the University of Victoria Libraries (uvic.ca/library) are proud to welcome Silvia Gutiérrez de la Torre (El Colegio de México) as Honorary Resident Wikipedian for 2020–21.
Gutiérrez is the Digital Humanities Librarian at the Daniel Cosío Villegas Library at El Colegio de México in Mexico City. She recently led the Wikipedia-Academic Library Liaison project, which established a model for sharing knowledge through Wikimedia projects in Mexican universities. Through this project, which was funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, more than 100 new Wikipedia articles were created and more than 600 were revised, drawing on resources in el Colegio de México’s collections. Gutiérrez is also the co-founder of the Mexico city chapter of RLadies, which promotes diversity in the community of the R programming language.
The ETCL and UVic Libraries are pleased to host Gutiérrez as the 2020-21 Honorary Resident Wikipedian, a role that was previously held by Dr. Christian Vandendorpe from 2014–16, Dr. Constance Crompton from 2017-19, and Dr. Erin Glass from 2019–20. This initiative is co-sponsored by the ETCL, UVic Libraries, The Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership (INKE; inke.ca), and the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (ideas-idees.ca). Please direct any inquiries to the ETCL via Alyssa Arbuckle and to the UVic Libraries via Lisa Goddard.