Wikimedia Australia November 2023 Update

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, Ali Smith.


The Wikimedia Research Fund

The Wikimedia Research Fund provides support to individuals, groups, and organisations with an interest in conducting research on or about Wikimedia projects. Submissions are encouraged from research disciplines including (but not limited to) the humanities, social sciences, computer science, education, and law. Information on eligibility criteria, application forms and guides can be viewed on the Grants Page on Metawiki. Applications are open until December 15, 2023.

Wikisource is 20

Wikisource celebrates 20 years

One of the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikisource is an online free library containing texts and translations that can be used as sources on Wikipedia and more. Read some highlights from the project over the last two decades.

Amendments to Basic Online Safety Expectations Determination

The Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) sets out the Australian Government's minimum safety expectations of online service providers for protecting their Australian users. The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts are currently consulting on proposed amendments to the BOSE Determination. The Wikimedia Australia board are meeting to prepare a response on behalf of Wikimedia Australia members and Australian Wikimedia users.

GLAM Wiki Conference

GLAM Wiki Conference banner 2023

The GLAM Wiki Conference, was held in mid November in Montevideo, Uruguay, an international gathering that brings together cultural heritage professionals (from Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, etc.) with the vibrant Wikimedia communities. You can view the playlists of presentations and sessions on YouTube.

The Bhutanese nuns editing Wikipedia to share their culture

The rigours of editing Wikipedia brought rewards for both the teacher and her class of Bhutanese nuns, as they work to bring the country’s culture and traditions to local as well as global readers. Written by Bunty Avieson, Vice President of Wikimedia Australia. Read online.


2024 events will be announced soon. Keep up to date on our website.


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