Wikidata Tour Down Under

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Andy Mabbett visited Australia for three weeks in February 2016. He toured the country (and subsequently visited Jakarta, Indonesia) presenting about Wikidata, and discussing Wikimedia's GLAM collaborations. He also attended a number of meetups, for more informal discussions.

Melbourne

There were be three Wikimedia-related sessions as part of the VALA2016 conference. VALA — Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc. is an independent Australian based not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote the use and understanding of information technology within libraries and the broader information sector.[1]

There was also be a meetup, open to all, on the evening of the Wednesday of the conference

  • Tue 9 Feb 2016: Wikidata 101 (part of the 'P-Plate Series')
  • Wed 10 Feb 2016 Melbourne Meet-up #32 RMIT, Swanston St, Melbourne. 5.30pm for 6.00pm. 6.00-7.00pm Wikidata presentation; 7.00pm onwards: social
  • Thu 11 Feb 2016:
    • Boot Camp: WikiData hands-on
    • Boot Camp: GLAM WikiBomb

Wikimedia Australia were at Booth 50 in the Exhibition Hall, Tuesday to Thursday.

Contact pru.mitchell-at-wikimedia.org.au for questions about Melbourne events.

Sydney

The tour included two events in Sydney.

  • Fri 12 Feb 2016 2.30-4.30pm State Library of New South Wales
    • What is Wikidata?
    • Why does the GLAM sector need to know about this?
    • Who verifies the quality of Wikidata?
    • How can my organisation contribute?

This Wikidata hands-on event was open to Wikimedians, GLAM sector staff and interested members of the public.

Canberra

Contact pru.mitchell-at-wikimedia.org.au for questions about Canberra events.

Perth

Contact Gnangarra-at-wikimedia.org.au for questions on Western Australian events.

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