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Title: Local Wikipedia Groups - history, context and place



JarrahTree has been involved in the Western Australian editing community from 2007 and has been involved in Australian topics, as well as Indonesian areas. Involved in the wide community from having been to a number wikimanias, and regional events. Involved in Wikimedia Australia and WikiClubWest. Lived in Java, Indonesia in 1995-96 doing post grad research work.

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Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

WikiClubWest has met over ten years and more - as basically a social meetup group, it has also been involved in a range of activities which develop a range of experiences in editing wikipedia in possibly the largest sub national 'state' in the world. The discussion is an overview of the issues arising from the long term experience of an editing community, and the challenges that are involved in sustaining involvement and interest.

Description[edit source]

WikiClubWest is the name of the Western Australian branch of the Wikimedia Australia chapter. It has met more or less continually since 2007. This overview looks at the various activities that have occurred over time, and the issues that arise. Where possible former members/participants will have their anecdotes and stories related, as well as current individuals. The review of the 'place' of wikiclubs/editing groups will also be discussed, as well as considering specific involvements that occurred during larger scope events

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The session relates to the specific attempts to be involved with individuals and groups who are not usually involved in editing in wikipedia. The individuals in the group have also been involved a range of activities that have reached out to the wider community in Western Australia. The group still reached out to groups and individuals - to educate and collaborate in a wide range of subject areas

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand