Develop materials to support Australian GLAMs engagement with Wikidata

Date: 2020-05-04
Applicant: Matthew Moore
Amount requested: 8000
Status: Approved (2020/05/25)
Outcome: Meeting at which this application was discussed:


Wikimedia Australia has a long history of working with the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) communities. Primarily these projects have focused on Wikipedia although there have been some examples of Wikidata projects. WMAU wants to build on those existing relationships to drive the uptake of the Wikidata platform.

Discussions with the Wikidata GLAM community and a review of the existing materials indicates that there are significant gaps in the resources to materials needed to facilitate this onboarding. In particular, more work is required to fill out:

- “Pre-upload” stages of GLAM institutional engagement (a value proposition, early stage planning, data identification and prioritisation); - “Impact” stages (measurement, benefits realisation). - Examples of existing content and engaged Australian institutions: - Data and media partnerships workflow - Integrating your bibliographic data with Wikidata from naught to aught

We would like to commission a content developer to build out the content within the existing framework and with Subject Matter Expert (SME) input from the global Wikidata community.

Simultaneously, we would work with the Australian Wikimedia community to identify suitable institutions to approach and test the materials in an iterative way.

We envisage the following timeline: - May - agree funding, advertise role, appoint content developer, commence engagement with global Wikidata and Australian Wikimedia communities. - May - develop content with SME input, commence testing with Australian Wikimedians and their GLAM contacts. - June - finalise v1.0 of Wikidata GLAM engagement content in multiple formats (Web, PDF, PowerPoint, demos).

Outcomes - A foundational set of globally reusable deliverables that can be further developed. - Content for webinars to brief the Wikimedia Australia community presenting to GLAMs about Wikidata - Improved relationships with Australian GLAM institutions. - Data from 5 new institutions to be identified as target datasets to be available via Wikidata, and pitch made to these GLAMs - Project report


Role advertisement

Wikimedia Australia is seeking expressions of interest from content development professionals to fulfil the above brief.

Essential experience - Content development for generalist audiences in a variety of formats (e.g. web, PDF, PowerPoint) - e.g. instructional design, technical writing, content marketing. - Subject Matter Expert interviewing - esp. remote and international interviews. - Ownership of the entire writing, reviewing and publication process. - Project management of content review and roll-out

Desirable experience N.B. These are NOT essential and we will consider candidates that do not have any of these criteria. - GLAM sector - Open data - Wikidata platform - Sales & marketing enablement


Total fee available for this project (incl. GST) is $8,000.

Scope is negotiable.

You will need an ABN and you will invoice us and payment will be made before 30 June 2020.

EOI process

By midnight AEST Monday 11 May 2020, please submit via email to the contact below with the subject line ”Wikidata GLAM EOI”: 1. A CV (pdf) 2. A sample work product 3. Contact details (email & telephone) for one referee 4. Your ABN details 5. Your daily rate (incl. GST if applicable)We may arrange an interview based on this. By midnight AEST 14 May 2020, we will select a service provider.

Agreement signed and project commences 18 May 2020.

Project to be completed by 30 June 2020.

Contact Matt Moore


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