GLAM/Newsletter/August 2018/Contents/Australia report
WikiTourAU and Researchers Week
Upcoming events: Wikidata Tour Down Under
Andy Mabbett visited Australia for three weeks in February 2016 (see: Wikidata Tour Down Under (2016)). He's here again in September/October 2018, and will be talking about Wikidata and WikiCite, as well as their sister projects, and how they impact GLAMs, and Open Science, as well as explaining how institutions can work with the community of volunteers who maintain those projects, to mutual benefit.
We hope to see those of you in Australia at one of the events listed at Wikidata Tour Down Under (2018)
Follow the hashtag #WikiTourAU.
I made the Internet smarter today, and Shut up and Wiki
Collaboration between three Australian Wikipedia projects
On Friday 31 August 2018 the University of Melbourne UOMWiki community came together with La Trobe University's Shut up and Wiki, and Parlour's WikiD project as part of Researchers Week.
At lunchtime, the participants at the University of Melbourne event joined colleagues at La Trobe University via Zoom, for a virtual Shut up and Wiki session. This was great innovation, using the "Shut up and write" format of 25-minute focused sprints, a.k.a. pomodoros, with a short break in between. It brought editors together from both venues, really focussed our work and led to some silent fun online.
A badge-making station was kept busy creating Wikipedia and Australian Women's Register-themed badges.
Lots more news in the Wikimedia Australia newsletter.