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==Media coverage of Wiki activities, editors and community members in Australia==
 
==Media coverage of Wiki activities, editors and community members in Australia==
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===2019===
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* 24 February 2019 [https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/news/2019/02/24/womens-art-register-edit-a-thon Women's Art Register Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon]
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* 22 March 2019 [https://queenslandmemory.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/r/0D6D02B4CC9B16A42540EF23F30FEDED/6B4A9AE4A7E89E1C6D5E5F9A8728A5A6 March 2019 Queensland Memory newsletter] features QWiki
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* 1 May 2019 [https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2019/05/01/is-wikipedia-stealing-the-news-.html Is Wikipedia stealing the news]
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* 19 May 2019 [https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/robots-in-the-classroom-and-news-on-wikipedia/11106720 Robots in the classroom and news on Wikipedia] ABC Radio National Future Tense interview with Bunty Avieson starts at 21.40 mark
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* 10 July 2019 [https://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/blogs/post/wikipedia-and-yprl-together Wikipedia and YPRL together] Post by Liz Pidgeon on the #1Lib1Ref project with Yarra Plenty Regional Library
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* 25 July 2019 [https://www.sbs.com.au/news/most-wikipedia-profiles-are-about-men-these-women-in-australia-are-hoping-to-change-that Most Wikipedia profiles are about men - these women in Australia are hoping to change that] SBS News video article by Cassandra Bain about the Franklin Women Edit-a-thon at the University of Sydney
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* 25 July 2019 [https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/gender/boosting-visibility-of-women-in-stem-one-wiki-entry-at-a-time-20190725-p52avi.html Boosting visibility of women in STEMM, one Wiki entry at a time] ''Sydney Morning Herald'' article by Wendy Tuohy
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* 25 July 2019 [https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/combatting-gender-bias-on-wikipedia/11346642 Combatting gender bias on Wikipedia] ABC Radio RN Drive presented by Patricia Karvelas with Guest: Dr Sarah Frost
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* 26 July 2019 [https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-07-26/women-in-stem-wikipedia-dharmica-mistry/11348876 Australian researchers join global movement to improve visibility of women in STEM] ABC feature article by Brooke Wylie and Olivia Willis on the Franklin Women's Edit-a-thon at the University of Sydney
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* 24 August 2019 [https://10daily.com.au/views/a190821qtien/wikipedia-is-sexist-but-were-trying-to-fix-it-20190824 Wikipedia Is Sexist, But We're Trying To Fix It] 10 Daily article by Melina Georgousakis on the Franlkin Women's Edit-a-thon
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===2018===
 
===2018===
 
* 3 January 2018 [http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aussies-join-push-for-more-wiki-women/news-story/1ceeb9fa662ac76d1efd1c3e2986cd92 Aussies join push for more Wiki women] News.com.au article by Marnie Banger referencing University of Melbourne edit-a-thon.
 
* 3 January 2018 [http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aussies-join-push-for-more-wiki-women/news-story/1ceeb9fa662ac76d1efd1c3e2986cd92 Aussies join push for more Wiki women] News.com.au article by Marnie Banger referencing University of Melbourne edit-a-thon.
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* 9 March 2018 [https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/03/09/6-reasons-to-join-sydney-s-women-in-wikipedia-edit-a-thon.html 6 reasons to join Sydney's Women in Wikipedia edit-a-thon] Rachel Fergus article in University of Sydney News
 
* 13 March 2018 [https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/higher-ed-daily-brief/women-want-to-rebalance-wikipedia/news-story/0a428fc89f637328e2dc0bbd0ecbf8c2 Women want to rebalance Wikipedia] The Australian Higher Education Daily Brief story on the University of Sydney Women in Wikipedia 2018 edit-a-thon.
 
* 13 March 2018 [https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/higher-ed-daily-brief/women-want-to-rebalance-wikipedia/news-story/0a428fc89f637328e2dc0bbd0ecbf8c2 Women want to rebalance Wikipedia] The Australian Higher Education Daily Brief story on the University of Sydney Women in Wikipedia 2018 edit-a-thon.
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* 13 March 2018 [http://redwritinghood.blogs.latrobe.edu.au/2018/03/why-shut-up-and-wiki-tseen-khoo.html Why Shut Up and Wiki?] Blog post by Tseen Khoo about La Trobe University's community of practice
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* 20 March 2018 [http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/sydney-universitys-women-in-wikipedia-edit-a-thon/9566012 Sydney University's 'Women in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon'] ABC RN breakfast Fran Kelly interviews Denise O'Dea
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* 1 August 2018 [https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/australian-university-groups-organise-wikipedia-editing-sessions/news-story/83f83fd781476580bcb2b45a697fe944 Australian university groups organise Wikipedia editing sessions] Feature article in ''The Australian'' Higher Education section, by Erica Cervini
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* 17 October 2018 [https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/File:2018-10-17_ABC_Sydney_Afternoons_Gideon_interview.ogg] Gideon speaks with  Chris Taylor and Richard Glover on ABC Sydney's afternoon programme.
  
 
===2017===
 
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===2016===
 
===2016===
 
* 24 Feb [http://aliawestbiblia.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/wikidata-with-andy-mabbett.html Wikidata with Andy Mabbett] ALIA WA Biblia blog post
 
* 24 Feb [http://aliawestbiblia.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/wikidata-with-andy-mabbett.html Wikidata with Andy Mabbett] ALIA WA Biblia blog post
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* 3 March [https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-07/women-erased-from-history-on-wikipedia/7225556 Why women are missing from history on Wikipedia] ABC article by Laura Hartnell for International Women's Day
 
* March [http://www.lgfocus.com.au/editions/2016-03/wikitown-shares-local-history.php WikiTown shares local history] ''LGFocus'' article
 
* March [http://www.lgfocus.com.au/editions/2016-03/wikitown-shares-local-history.php WikiTown shares local history] ''LGFocus'' article
 
* 13 May [https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/05/ask-lh-are-wikipedia-donations-tax-deductible-in-australia Are Wikipedia Donations Tax-Deductible In Australia?] ''Ask Lifehacker'' article
 
* 13 May [https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/05/ask-lh-are-wikipedia-donations-tax-deductible-in-australia Are Wikipedia Donations Tax-Deductible In Australia?] ''Ask Lifehacker'' article
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
* 29 Aug [https://theconversation.com/wikipedia-will-help-create-the-most-visible-paralympics-ever-9031 Wikipedia will help create the most ‘visible’ Paralympics ever] ''The Conversation'' article by Professor Keith Lyons
 
* 29 Aug [https://theconversation.com/wikipedia-will-help-create-the-most-visible-paralympics-ever-9031 Wikipedia will help create the most ‘visible’ Paralympics ever] ''The Conversation'' article by Professor Keith Lyons
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===2012===
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* 1-4 June [https://www.nassh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nassh-proceedings-2012.pdf Sport History on Wikipedia: An Australian Evaluation] Stephen Townsend and Gary Osmond, University of Queensland presentation at North American Society for Sport History 40th Annual Conference.
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
* 13 May [http://www.metalounge.org/wikimedia-australia Wikimedia Australia announced as sponsor of Meta2011] Institute of Metadata Management Media release  
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* 13 May [http://www.metalounge.org/wikimedia-australia Wikimedia Australia announced as sponsor of Meta2011] Institute of Metadata Management Media release
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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==Research and academic articles==
 
==Research and academic articles==
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* Avieson, B.(2019). Breaking news on Wikipedia: collaborating, collating and competing. First Monday, 24(5). [https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/9530/7780 https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/9530/7780]
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* Tseen Khoo (2018). The joy of Wiki, The Research Whisperer, [https://theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/the-joy-of-wiki https://theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/the-joy-of-wiki]
 
* Dawe, L. & Robinson, A. (2017). Wikipedia editing and information literacy: a case study. Information and Learning Science, 118(1/2), pp.5-16, [https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-09-2016-0067 doi:10.1108/ILS-09-2016-0067]
 
* Dawe, L. & Robinson, A. (2017). Wikipedia editing and information literacy: a case study. Information and Learning Science, 118(1/2), pp.5-16, [https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-09-2016-0067 doi:10.1108/ILS-09-2016-0067]
 
* Cummings, R., & DiLauro, F. (2017). Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education. ''First Monday, 22''(6). doi: [http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/7488 http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v22i6.7488]
 
* Cummings, R., & DiLauro, F. (2017). Student perceptions of writing with Wikipedia in Australian higher education. ''First Monday, 22''(6). doi: [http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/7488 http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v22i6.7488]
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==Engagement==
 
==Engagement==
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Wikimedia Australia recognises it can be more effective working in partnership with organisations that share our mission and priorities.
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[[Partnerships]]
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Wikimedia Australia also engages with many Government Agencies, Community groups and educators to help share, improve and promote the availability of freely licensed Australian content online.  
 
Wikimedia Australia also engages with many Government Agencies, Community groups and educators to help share, improve and promote the availability of freely licensed Australian content online.  
  
 
We can't do this alone we also need your help be that through financial assistance, project partnerships or just providing access to materials if you would like to help improve the "sum of all knowledge" please contact the committee with your proposal.
 
We can't do this alone we also need your help be that through financial assistance, project partnerships or just providing access to materials if you would like to help improve the "sum of all knowledge" please contact the committee with your proposal.
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[[Category:Information]]
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[[Category:Frequently asked questions]]

Revision as of 00:17, 29 August 2019

Participants in the Wikipedia Take Waroona, photo scavenger hunt

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The mission of Wikimedia Australia is to support the Mission of the Wikimedia Foundation in Australia in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity.

We undertake outreach activities, develop resources and build systems that empower and engage people to collect, develop, share and promote Free Cultural Works. In recognition of Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific region, we will assist in building the capacity of the Wikimedia and Free Culture movements internationally.

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Donations to Wikimedia Australia, while greatly appreciated, are currently are not tax deductible.

Overview of activities

Boer War soldier from Queensland, image from the State Library of Queensland Collection
GLAM_WIKI panel

Wikimedia Australia formed in 2008, and was incorporated on 6 August 2008 [1]. Our first event GLAM-WIKI which was supported by Australian War Memorial, Wikimedia Foundation, CustomWare and ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation occurred in August 2009. This event brought together people from more then 50 Galleries, Libraries Archives and Museums from across Australia and New Zealand to share ideas on the free exchange of knowledge.

Our next major project was in conjunction with the State Library of Queensland with the uploading of approximately 23,000 images[2] from their collection, combined with this there has been a number of editing workshops in libraries across Queeensland. This was then followed with a similar program with the State Library of New South Wales who in 2013 hosted Australia first Wikimedian in residence.

Wikimedia Australia and Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) have been working together on a number of projects to improve the available information on paralympic sports. After proving themselves knowledgeable the APC arranged media accreditation for Wikimedians to cover the 2012 Paralympics in London. This was followed up with a project to gain accreditation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socchi, Wikimedians are also working on documenting many other sports as well including wheel chair basketball and wheel chair rugby.

Freopedia QR code

In 2012 Wikimedia Australia combined with The Fremantle Society to take Wikipedia from computer screens out into the streets with Australia's first WikiTown in Fremantle, known as Freopedia. This project is placing QR codes on buildings, monuments and other places linked with Fremantle history. With links to Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, US President Hubert Hoover and bushranger Moondyne Joe to Western Australia's oldest building Freopedia QR codes provide access to Wikipedia articles about the history of Fremantle and Western Australia.

In 2014 a second WikiTown was establish in Toodyay Western Australia, the Shire of Toodyay is taking the lead on this project with Wikimedia Australia and Western Australian editors providing the support and backup they need to be successful. In 2015 Wikimedia Australia joined with Indigenous studies faculties at University of Western Australia and Curtin University to support the first Indigenous community lead project writing Wikipedia in an Indigenous language. Noongarpedia has also resulted in the start of a Noongar Wikitionary both the nys.wikipedia and the nys.wikitionary are currently in the incubator stage

Additional activities

Wikimedia Australia also has a number of programs to specifically support volunteers in their ability to create free content. These programs include;

  • Travel assistance: report by JJ Harrison of his photographic trip to Cairns
  • Training: report by Juttavd on attending the first Adacamp,The Ada Initiative is an international organisation that supports women involvement in open technology and culture
  • Equipment assistance: report by User:99of9 about his camera assistant grant
  • Community engagement: information on Wikipedia takes Toodyay show, where editors spent the day promoting engagement with the local community, this was followed up with a workshop on editing Wikipedia.
  • Wikimedian in Residences: the monthly GLAM reports include projects related to Wikimedians in Residences in the August 2013 issue the SLNSW reported on their Wikimedian in residence experience with User:Whiteghost.ink


List of all past activities

Media coverage of Wiki activities, editors and community members in Australia

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2015

  • 7 Mar Toodyaypedia WA Weekender Episode presented by Dan Paris

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2012

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2011

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Research and academic articles

Engagement

Wikimedia Australia recognises it can be more effective working in partnership with organisations that share our mission and priorities.

Partnerships

Wikimedia Australia also engages with many Government Agencies, Community groups and educators to help share, improve and promote the availability of freely licensed Australian content online.

We can't do this alone we also need your help be that through financial assistance, project partnerships or just providing access to materials if you would like to help improve the "sum of all knowledge" please contact the committee with your proposal.