Wikimedia Australia March 2024 Update

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, Ali Smith.

This month’s news and happenings includes celebrating volunteer achievements, inspirational projects and new events.


GLAM Image Reports

Australian GLAM institutions contribute significantly to Wikimedia Commons, which becomes a valuable media resource for Wikipedia writers and the general public. By sharing images, sound and video from their heritage collections, these institutions increase the visibility and accessibility of Australian cultural heritage, and foster a global appreciation for Australia’s historical collections. More on Olaf Janssen’s activity reports on the top Australian contributors.

Draft Movement Charter available soon

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is happy to announce that the full draft of the Movement Charter will be published on April 2nd, 2024. This will kick off the community engagement period from April 2nd to April 22nd. The Draft Movement Charter proposes defined roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia Movement, including a new Global Council for movement governance. Share your feedback:

Detail from Magna Carta (An Embroidery), showing one of the four surviving copies from 1215, as depicted on the Wikipedia article Magna Carta on 15 June 2014

Making Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Fabricated by many hands, from prisoners and lawyers to artists and barons, Magna Carta (An Embroidery) replicates the entire Wikipedia article on the Great Charter in stitch. View the intricate work in this video.

Protecting the rights of all Wikimedia users

When you read Wikipedia, your phone or computer is one of 1.5 billion unique devices accessing over 300 language versions of the online encyclopedia every month. That means Wikipedia is viewed more than 6,000 times each second! Whether you are a retiree editing Wikipedia as a hobby or a student researching mitochondria for a science report, your rights are our priority.

Wikimedia Research Showcase

The Monthly Wikimedia Research Showcase is a public showcase of recent research by the Wikimedia Foundation's Research Team and guest presenters from the academic community. The showcase is hosted at the Wikimedia Foundation every 3rd Wednesday of the month where it is live streamed and recorded on YouTube.

Changemakers Toolkit

Wikimedia UK has recently created a free training resource for people trying to bring about change, whether through outreach or influencing policy, and changemakers of all kinds. The Changemakers Toolkit explores tools, case studies, and exercises to help you to develop your understanding of campaigning and change-making. Try the toolkit now!

Endangered Archives Program Training Videos

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP). EAP is working with a network of regional hubs in the UK to co-create and deliver a series of online and onsite training opportunities for institutions, researchers, archivists, librarians, and anyone interested in protecting archival material at risk. They recently shared their online training resources including a Capture book, training videos on YouTube, and grant opportunities.


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