State Library of NSW
Wikimedia Australia has partnered with State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW), and supported them with several projects, including hosting a Wikipedian in Residence in 2013.
As part of the residency, library staff were taught how to create content on Wikipedia and given guidance across Wikimedia projects.
The library has a vast collection of images which have been added to Wikimedia Commons, and in 2021 they reported there were over 48 million views of State Library images in Wikimedia Commons.
In 2014, they presented the paper Marking up NSW: Wikipedia, newspapers and the State Library which noted SLNSW content on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons had led to increased traffic to their website.
In 2016 the library staff joined our 1Lib1Ref activity to add references to Wikipedia articles, and have continued to take part since.
2018 saw us partner again to present a half-day seminar for the Wikimedia community, library staff, GLAM professionals, researchers and educators.
In 2012, members of Wikimedia Australia carried out training for two groups of professional librarians as part of an ongoing project on current and historic New South Wales newspapers. They also hosted an editathon in conjunction with a broadcast of music by the ABC, to improve Wikipedia articles around the ABC's annual classical music countdowns. Read the reports here.
- Wikimedia Commons Category:Images from the State Library of NSW
- Wikipedia:GLAM/State Library of New South Wales
- Marking up NSW: Wikipedia, newspapers and the State Library (PDF)
- The Wikipedians are coming - Sydney Morning Herald reports on Wikipedian In Residence (2013)
- Expert Q&A: Using Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia for history - Traces magazine talks to SLNSW and their Wikipedian In Residence (2013)
- #LIB1REF - Even Wikipedia needs librarians too! - 2016 SLNSW blog post
- Wikipedia and Library Collections by Geoff Barker - a VALA 2020 Conference presentation
- SLNSW Annual Report 2020-21 (PDF) noting views from Commons
- State Library of NSW image stats