GLAM/Newsletter/March 2020/Contents/Australia report
Know My Name; Public libraries of Queensland join Wikidata
Know My Name Art+Feminism national campaign
As part of our contribution to the global Art+Feminism campaign, Wikimedia Australia is partnering with the National Gallery of Australia on its Know My Name project, to enhance the understanding and appreciation of work by Australian artists who identify as women.
Fortunately held the weekend before in-person event restrictions started in Australia, we co-hosted a series of edit-a-thons in galleries and libraries around Australia on the weekend of International Women's Day, 7-8 March 2020.
Thanks to amazing pre-planning and coordination by Caddie Brain and her team in each state, the weekend saw 125 (mostly first time editors) create 69 new articles about female creators. Across the 7 edit-a-thons, 757 references were added to Wikipedia, and participants edited 223 articles.
Our partners included:
- Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
- Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Parlour: Women, architecture and equity
- Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art
- State Library New South Wales
- University of Tasmania, School of Creative Arts and Media
- Women's Art Register
Public libraries of Queensland join Wikidata
Wikidata now includes all public library branches in Queensland.
This is one of 30 datasets available from State Library Queensland and it was uploaded by State Library of Queensland's Coordinator of Digital Library Initiatives, Rachel Merrick. Data contributed includes library names, addresses, opening hours, contacts, geographic coordinates, website and online catalogue links.
There are 328 branches across 73 library services in the state of Queensland, including 24 Indigenous Knowledge Centres.