News/Wikimedia Australia October 2023 update
2024 Wikimedia Australia Partner Projects
Applications for 2024 Partner Project Funding are now open! Have expertise in Wikimedia platforms? We are offering $5,000 - $10,000 per project to Australian organisations or individuals who have big ideas. Applications close 20 November 2023.
Wikimedia Australia 2023 Partner Projects highly successful
Four fantastic Partner Projects have now concluded for 2023, with a range of successful outcomes for the organisations and Wikimedia platforms, benefitting local and global communities. You can see the outcomes of the work done by partners at ACMI, the University of Divinity, QUT and the Shire of Paroo in our latest news item.
Mythbusting Wikipedia: Misinformation, AI, and Volunteers
ALIA has re-released Wikimedia Australia’s webinar from this year’s Library and Information Week program. You can download it as a free resource from the ALIA website. Learn how reliable Wikipedia is, how it’s being used in classrooms, and how it can help people understand referencing, misinformation, and the need for reliable sources.
The development of Wikidata as the web’s central authority hub has created new opportunities for cultural heritage institutions wishing to make their data more visible, accessible and relevant. This paper explores Data-driven Cultural Heritage Research.
WIkiCon 2023 Brisbane — Saturday 18 November 2023
The program is now available for WikiCon Brisbane, Saturday 18 November 2023. Everyone is welcome to attend - from beginners to experts - as we cover some of the latest developments, tools and projects that our Australian community are undertaking on Wikipedia, Wikidata, WikiCommons, WikiSource and other Wiki platforms. Let us know you are coming and book now - it’s free!
Drop In and Wiki - Thursday 2 November 2:30pm AEDT
Need help with Wikipedia? Join us for a casual drop-in session and ask us anything! Book now.
Introducing: Wikipedia - A free online workshop - Thursday 2 November 1:30pm AEDT
Learn how you can contribute to (and improve) the world's largest free encyclopedia!
Other things from around the web:
- What a Wikipedia page can do for women in STEM, Women’s Agenda
- On Wikipedia, Anyone Can Be a Model, Slate
- The Art of Wikiracing, Slate
- Why are they not on Wikipedia?, The Guardian
- Machine learning: could ChatGPT become just another tool for Australia’s year 12 – like Wikipedia?, The Guardian
- Wikimedia Foundation CEO Maryana Iskander Calls on Governments to Protect Wikipedians, medium
- Why Wikipedia users document the history, cultures and wildlife of Western Australia, ABC Great Southern