Australia and New Zealand report
North Queensland workshops
John Vandenberg and Siska Doviana (Chair of Wikimedia Indonesia) travelled to the northern Queensland towns of Hughenden and Charters Towers with State Library of Queensland's Michelle Swales and Anne Scheu in early June as part of Wikimedia Australia's partnership with the State Library of Queensland to provide Wikimedia training to regional Queensland. The training sessions were well received and a great success, with blog posts by one of the participants and the State Library of Queensland.
The output of the workshops can be seen at w:WP:GLAM/SLQ/5 June 2012 (Hughenden) and w:WP:GLAM/SLQ/6 June 2012 (Charters Towers).
Did you knows
June was the first month that articles created during the Queensland workshops were on the front page, as Did you knows.
The article about 1907 Sydney bathing costume protests was created at the October 2011 SLQ workshop in Brisbane. It was expanded by Whiteghost.ink and appeared on the front page of English Wikipedia, resulting in 8378 pageviews in one day, making it the 13th most viewed DYK for June 2012. The hook was
Melburnian expanded the article about Albert de Lestang, created by a participant at the 6 June workshop, and Laura Hale nominated it as a DYK, resulting in 1216 pageviews. The hook was
||... that in 1946, French-Australian botanist Albert de Lestang provided the botany world with some rare seeds they had been looking for since 1852?
Craig Franklin and Kerry Raymond conducted a workshop at Esk. The output of the session can be seen at w:WP:GLAM/SLQ/16 June 2012.
Creative Commons activity
Earlier in 2012, Liam Wyatt joined Creative Commons Australia as a Project Officer at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation (CCi). In June he published a report on project activity relevant to Wikimedia, including ongoing discussions with Australian War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, Museum Victoria, w:Australian Broadcasting Corporation and State Library of New South Wales.
Liam presented at a Creative Commons session in Melbourne on "CC & Culture" (slides available at http://creativecommons.org.au/ccmelb2012) and attended a public lecture hosted at UTS (Sydney) called "New Models for Copyright Law Reform" and run by the University of Melbourne.
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