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== What is it? ==
== What is it? ==
The '''Backstage Pass tour''' will be an ongoing series of events aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world institutions with our wiki-expertise. Principally this involves an organisation or interest group hosting a private tour for the benefit of local WikimediaAustralia members and in reciprocation we help improve the content on Wikipedia/Commons that is relevant to that organisation.
The '''Backstage Pass tour''' will be an ongoing series of events aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world institutions with our wiki-expertise. Principally this involves an organisation or interest group hosting a private tour for the benefit of local WikimediaAustralia members and in reciprocation we help improve the content on Wikipedia/Commons that is relevant to that organisation.
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==When/where is it?==
'''Advantages for the Institution'''
'''March 13th, 2009''', commencing 10am. Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=powerhouse+museum,+sydney&sll=-33.877934,151.199427&sspn=0.016746,0.032787&g=-33.878611,151.199444&ie=UTF8&ll=-33.875956,151.201165&spn=0.007946,0.016394&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A map]
 
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* Outreach to a local interest group
* Outreach to a local interest group
* Access to expertise on a significant feeder-website to their institution
* Access to expertise on a significant feeder-website to their institution
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== The Pilot: Powerhouse Museum ==
The [[w:Powerhouse Museum|Powerhouse Museum]] in Sydney has been kind enough to get involved for the pilot edition of this project. They are keen to integrate their collection with communities, online and in real life and therefore we are a good way to do that. Their largest number of non-search engine hits to their website come from Wikimedia Projects.


'''Date:''' A Friday in February 2009.
== The Pilot: [[w:Powerhouse Museum|Powerhouse Museum]] ==
 
'''Work in progress from the day is [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/Powerhouse_Museum_2009-03-13|here]]'''


They would prefer a weekday as this means less costs for them in terms of overtime pay on the weekends. Precise date TBD, please advise as to the best date....
The [[Powerhouse Museum|Powerhouse Museum]] in Sydney has been kind enough to get involved for the pilot edition of this project. They are keen to integrate their collection with communities, online and in real life and therefore we are a good way to do that. Their largest number of non-search engine hits to their website come from Wikimedia Projects.
 
'''Date:''' Second Friday of March - the 13th. Starting @ 10am. '''BYO Laptop'''


'''What (Powerhouse):''' A private tour of the public and storage areas of the museum and other areas as requested (such as the gantries across the roof). They will then give us access to a wifi enabled meeting room where we can work on-wiki after the tour.  
'''What (Powerhouse):''' A private tour of the public and storage areas of the museum and other areas as requested (such as the gantries across the roof). They will then give us access to a wifi enabled meeting room where we can work on-wiki after the tour.  


They will be providing -  
They will be providing -  
* 2 Curators (one tech/IT, one textiles/fashion)
* Up to 5 Curators (effectively giving us an expert for every area of the museum)
* Their photographer
* Their photographer (to take photos at our request)
* A registrar (to open the cabinets and handle items)
* A registrar (to open the cabinets and handle items)


'''What (us):''' Between 10 and 20 Wikimedians. Full-members of Wikimedia Australia will be given preference, otherwise it is first come, first served.
'''What (us):''' Between 10 and 20 Wikimedians. Paid-members of Wikimedia Australia will be given preference, otherwise it is first come, first served.


We would help improve 4 types of content:
We would help improve 4 types of content:
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'''One More Thing:''' Sometime later on they will provide a mini-bus to take us to their public storage facility in Castle Hill. Normally 2 of 6 halls are accessible one day a month. We would be able to access all of them. This is where the "large objects" are stored. More on this later...
'''One More Thing:''' Sometime later on they will provide a mini-bus to take us to their public storage facility in Castle Hill. Normally 2 of 6 halls are accessible one day a month. We would be able to access all of them. This is where the "large objects" are stored. More on this later...


'''Issues of Discussion:'''
==Sign Up :-)==
If you are a member of Wikimedia Australia, and therefore have editing rights here, you can add your own name.


# Timing - when is a good time for us that is also a good time for them?
If you are not please '''[[Special:EmailUser/Witty_lama|contact me]]''' and I will add it for you. If you're not a WM-AU member then email me at {{nospam|liam.wyatt}}.
# Practicalities of editing - Normally wikipedians edit by themselves and not at the same time. This would be editing together, at the same time. We would need to facilitate the editing portion of the day well in order to be productive. Would it be in small groups? Would it be good to go one-on-one with the curators? Would we prefer to start a new article or improve an existing one? etc etc.


==Sign Up :-)==
Remember - places are limited. [[User:Witty lama|Witty lama]]
Please do sign up below as interested in this event, details beyond the 'weekday in Sydney' will be forthcoming anon - but let's gauge interest below :-)
 
# [[User:Privatemusings|Privatemusings]] 07:38, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
# [[User:Witty lama|Witty lama]]
# [[w:User:Tbsdy lives|ta.bu.shi.da.yu]]
# [[User:PeterJeremy|PeterJeremy]]
# [[w:user:Andrewa|Andrewa]]
# [[w:User:Anonymous Dissident|Anonymous Dissident]]
# [[w:User:John Dalton|John Dalton]]
# [[w::User:Alastair_Haines|Alastair Haines]]
# [[w:user:Werdna|Werdna]]
# [[W:user:User:Nickj|Nick Jenkins]]
 
''Interested:''
# [[w:User:Ariconte|Ariconte]]
 
==Outcomes==
Powerhouse Museum blog posts:
* [http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/dmsblog/index.php/2009/04/02/working-with-wikipedia-backstage-pass-at-the-powerhouse-museum/  Working with Wikipedia - Backstage Pass at the Powerhouse Museum]
* [http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/dmsblog/index.php/2009/04/02/powerhouse-collection-documentation-goes-creative-commons/ Powerhouse collection documentation goes Creative Commons]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:44, 28 June 2019

What is it?

The Backstage Pass tour will be an ongoing series of events aimed at sharing the expertise of real-world institutions with our wiki-expertise. Principally this involves an organisation or interest group hosting a private tour for the benefit of local WikimediaAustralia members and in reciprocation we help improve the content on Wikipedia/Commons that is relevant to that organisation.

When/where is it?

March 13th, 2009, commencing 10am. Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo. map


The Pilot: Powerhouse Museum

Work in progress from the day is here

The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has been kind enough to get involved for the pilot edition of this project. They are keen to integrate their collection with communities, online and in real life and therefore we are a good way to do that. Their largest number of non-search engine hits to their website come from Wikimedia Projects.

Date: Second Friday of March - the 13th. Starting @ 10am. BYO Laptop

What (Powerhouse): A private tour of the public and storage areas of the museum and other areas as requested (such as the gantries across the roof). They will then give us access to a wifi enabled meeting room where we can work on-wiki after the tour.

They will be providing -

  • Up to 5 Curators (effectively giving us an expert for every area of the museum)
  • Their photographer (to take photos at our request)
  • A registrar (to open the cabinets and handle items)

What (us): Between 10 and 20 Wikimedians. Paid-members of Wikimedia Australia will be given preference, otherwise it is first come, first served.

We would help improve 4 types of content:

  • Articles about specific artifacts in the museum collection - this is their first priority
  • The museum's article - this is their second priority
  • Using photographs/information about powerhouse objects to improve other more generic topics
  • Suggesting text that Powerhouse owns that could be incorporated into Wikipedia if it had appropriate copyright licensing.

One More Thing: Sometime later on they will provide a mini-bus to take us to their public storage facility in Castle Hill. Normally 2 of 6 halls are accessible one day a month. We would be able to access all of them. This is where the "large objects" are stored. More on this later...

Sign Up :-)

If you are a member of Wikimedia Australia, and therefore have editing rights here, you can add your own name.

If you are not please contact me and I will add it for you. If you're not a WM-AU member then email me at liam.wyatt-at-wikimedia.org.au.

Remember - places are limited. Witty lama

  1. Witty lama
  2. ta.bu.shi.da.yu
  3. PeterJeremy
  4. Andrewa
  5. Anonymous Dissident
  6. John Dalton
  7. Alastair Haines
  8. Werdna
  9. Nick Jenkins

Interested:

  1. Ariconte

Outcomes

Powerhouse Museum blog posts:

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