By Andy Mabbett (
Welcome to our first Asia report. We hope to see more reports from colleagues in Asian countries in future editions - you can help!
Andy Mabbett continued his Wikidata tour, (see last month's GLAM-Wikidata report and last month's Australia and New Zealand report) by visiting Jakarta, hosted by the local chapter, Wikimedia Indonesia (WMID), with travel arrangements kindly facilitated by Wikimedia Australia, for a series of talks and meetings. Speaking alongside WMID's John Vandenberg, who talked about Pywikibot, he gave talks on Wikidata to members of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team, and separately to WMID members. He then joined WMID colleagues at meetings with the Language Research & Development Body, part of Indonesia's Ministry of Education.
It is noted with appreciation that several WMID volunteers have since taken with gusto to adding data to Wikidata, not least many labels in the various Indonesian languages, and further collaboration in future is anticipated.
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