Further to our story last month about online training for new editors at the National Gallery of Australia, Wikimedia Australia is excited to welcome our newest WikiClub, NGA WikiClub. This ongoing group of new editors are meeting weekly (currently online) as an opportunity for Gallery volunteers to continue creating and improving articles and to share their experiences and achievements. Welcome to NGA WikiClub facilitators Simon and Linda, who are being well-supported by Australian Wikimedians. NGA WikiClub will build a sense of community for those involved in an exciting project to support the Gallery's Know My Name exhibition.
Research: Wikidata Engagement with Australian GLAMs
Recognising a lack of awareness of Wikidata in the Australian GLAM sector, Wikimedia Australia designed a project that could be undertaken during the period when face to face activities were not possible. We were pleased to engage Rebecca Hawcroft, a consultant with expertise in content development and the GLAM sector, to undertake this work for us. The first stage involved interviewing Australian and New Zealand Wikimedians who have been successful in engaging with the GLAM sector. Key messages from these interviews are guiding the development and trialling of materials with several GLAM institutions.
What we've learned so far
All GLAMs are different
Tailor content for each GLAM
Provide examples of relevant, successful collaborations
Provide clear channels of support and liaison between the GLAM and the movement