GLAM/Newsletter/January 2020/Contents/Australia report
1Lib1Ref State Library Queensland
Another brilliant January #1Lib1Ref campaign from State Library Queensland in 2020.
Jacinta Sutton launched #1Lib1Ref 2020 at an online community meeting, sharing some secrets on the way State Library of Queensland goes about this campaign.
Across the three week campaign running til 5 Feb, 26 State Library editors made 348 edits to 183 Wikipedia articles. Congratulations to Jacinta, Kerry Raymond and those unbeatable editors.
How are bushfires named?
Wikipedians learned more than they wished to about how to name and describe bushfires as the horror summer emergency unfolded in Australia. The 2019-20 Australian bushfire season is still a work in progress. We were approached by Australia’s Blue Shield organisation to help identify GLAM collections that may have been affected based on towns and sites in fire regions. This led to the creation of a list article: List of fires and impacts of the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season.