Wikimedia Australia’s November 2022 update

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, James Gaunt.

This month’s news and happenings include a new book and our next community meeting. Details below.


ESEAP 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted in making the recent ESEAP conference a great success. So many people from around the world took part in-person and shared ideas, tips, and discussions based on the many projects they’ve been involved in. We’ll have a more indepth update in the coming weeks, and all recorded sessions will be uploaded to our YouTube channel soon. In the meantime, photos from ESEAP are being added on Commons. Thank you!

The Worlds of Wikimedia

The Worlds of Wikimedia (WOW) conference was another huge success. Thank you to everyone who joined in both online and in-person. Photos are being added on Commons and are now illustrating the WOW website. Jess Wade’s video presentation is also available to watch on the WOW website, and you can read our wrap up here. Thank you to Bunty Avieson and Frances Di Lauro for putting together a great series of presentations.

Heather Ford writes on Wikipedia

Heather Ford has published her book Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age focusing on how the Wikipedia page on the 2011 Egyptian Revolution evolved following its creation mere hours after the revolution began. The book was ten years in the making and was launched at the recent Worlds of Wikipedia conference. You can read more about it in this recent essay by Heather Ford, or find more information at MIT Press.

Tim Sherratt’s guest post about his recent Wikidata project

Tim Sherratt is a historian, hacker, and Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at University of Canberra. He runs the GLAM Workbench, a collection of guides to help you explore and use data from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. Earlier this year he received a grant from Wikimedia Australia to explore and create integration of Australian government agency data with Wikidata. Read part one of two articles where he discusses his recent work and watch his recent presentation for our November Community Meeting on YouTube.


Online Drop In Session - Thursday 8 & 15 December

Drop in and join us online with any Wikipedia questions you have for these two special sessions on Zoom. Are you interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia? Or need help adding a reference? Would you like some tips on using Visual Editor? Our volunteers will be available to answer questions you have. Feel free to drop in at any time from 11am AEDT. See our Events page for more.

Next Community Meeting - Wednesday 14 December

Our monthly community meetings are open to everyone. In December, we have a presentation from Kerry Raymond on the Wikipedia tool Web2Cit, and special guest Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence at University of Edinburgh, will join us to discuss his work implementing Wikimedia projects across his university. Join us Wednesday 14 December at 7pm AEDT. Details here.

More events will be announced soon. Keep up to date on our website.


Other things from around the web:

WMAU on Social Media

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