International Digital Curation Conference 2019
The 14th International Digital Curation Conference was held in Australia from 4 - 7 February 2019, at The University of Melbourne. The theme of the conference was 'Collaborations and Partnerships: addressing the big digital challenges together'.
Wikimedia Australia was represented at IDCC19 by Dr Thomas Shafee, who presented a session titled: Wikipedia-integrated academic journals: Ideal platforms for outreach and public communication.
The goals of attendance included to ensure that the International Digital Curation community (archivist, curator, librarian and academic) is kept aware of the main relevant developments in Wikimedia projects. During attendance at the initial talks, I realised that Wikidata and WikiJournals would be the primary interest for the audience, so my live demonstration prioritized the Wikidata aspects, and the talk prioritized WikiJournals.
The live demonstration of Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata went very smoothly, with a range of examples used from science, law, and history topics. The talk was well-received with questions afterwards about how Wikipedia has changed over the past 18 years. I also assisted a group of 8 people with signing up for accounts and making their first Wikidata edits during a teabreak.
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