2023:Program/Submissions/Wikimedia Australia Partner Projects - GUVDRS

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Title: Wikimedia Australia Partner Projects


Belinda Spry

Belinda Spry (she/her) is Executive Officer of Wikimedia Australia. She is a qualified professional with over 25 years in training, libraries and education. As a librarian and educator she has long-held beliefs and interests in the open knowledge movement. Belinda has spent the past 15 years working in the not-for-profit sector achieving positive outcomes for lifelong learners everywhere. Belinda has been editing Wikipedia since 2022.

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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]

This session gives an overview of the successful grant projects WMAU selected to collaborate with and deliver on mutual strategic goals around gender equity, diversity, and regional areas.

Description[edit source]

This is a summary of the WMAU grants to organisations undertaking Wiki projects to collaborate and deliver on shared outcomes that align with our Strategic Plan. WMAU partnered with organisations with ideas to grow Wiki content, address diversity, build skills capacity and extend networks to regional areas of Australia. The range of innovative projects include: - ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) for a Wikipedian in Residence to expand Wikipedia content about women, but to also integrate Wikidata content with their ACMI website. - Shire of Paroo (remote Queensland Council) to train a dedicated group of editors including First Nations people to write both regional data and local indigenous knowledge, which could then serve as a pilot model for other regional Councils. - Wikipedian in Residence at University of Divinity focusing on expanding Wikipedia, Wikidata, WikiCommons and Wikisource for the Australian Women in Religion project. - Queensland University of Technology (QUT) digitisation project to upload historic photographic material pertaining to remote areas and First Nations from all regions of Australia.

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

WMAU specified that projects selected as suitable for the Grant must address Diversity and work collaboratively with WMAU staff and the volunteer community.

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