My website & blog wittylama.com
|Search user languages|
In June 2010 I had the role of "Volunteer Wikipedian in Residence" at the British Museum. You can read about this exciting project at WP:GLAM/BM. Following that, in 2011 I was made "Wikimedia Foundation Cultural Parnerships Fellow" for a year to work on ways of improving the Wikimedia Community's capacity to undertake effective GLAM projects. The homepage for this work is:
Before this I was a Project Officer at AustLII, formerly the Multimedia Coordinator at the Dictionary of Sydney. I was also the Vice President of Wikimedia Australia, was the convener of the GLAM-WIKI conferences in Australia, in England, the Wikimedia @ Museums and the Web 2010 workshop and GLAMcamp NYC and GLAMcamp Amsterdam. I've also given presentations about Wikimedia in many places around the world.
You may know me as the interviewer and panel member for the WikipediaWeekly Podcast. I have interviewed a range of people including:
In 2008 I wrote my thesis entitled "The Academic Lineage of Wikipedia: Connections and Disconnections in the Theory and Practice of History" at UNSW. This draws parallels between academic debates on such topics as Truth, Authorship and Freedom and our own similar debates. I believe that we can learn a great deal from these longstanding debates in professional historiography and, correspondingly, both academia should recognise our pedigree - there is much each can appreciate from the other. For this I was awarded the Degree - First Class and the "UNSW 2008 University Medal for history"!
In 2012 I undertook a Masters of Intellectual Property Law at Queensland University of Technology (co-sponsored by WIPO). My Thesis was entitled "Copyright and faithful reproductions of two-dimensional works of art" which I later turned into a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy. You can read the full submission here or download it from the ALRC's inquiry website.
|Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Norman Selfe. TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 01:29, 7 May 2013 (UTC)|
Though short, this is a chronological list of content I've created from scratch:
Optimum currency area • Bure, Switzerland • Aurora Place • HSC distinction courses • List of Lund University nations • Inspektor • Xenophon (disambiguation) • SproutCore • Greg Urwin • Pat's Uninteresting Tours • Edith Clampton • ArtBabble • Asia cup (disambiguation) • Base Mérimée • Dinocochlea • Australia Forum • The Pit (memorial). • Museums and galleries in Oxfordshire (template) • Qatar Museums Authority • The Power of Children • Christopher Lawrence (broadcaster) • Les Barricades Mystérieuses • Belmore Park • WestConnex • Codan (disambiguation) • New York pneumatic tube mail • Langford Wellman Colley-Priest • St Paul's, Manuka • The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers
...and I can't forget the fabulous Hoxne Hoard around which I coordinated the Hoxne Challenge (see also the centrefold of the 2010 WMF Annual Report).
Articles I've imported significant portions of CC-By-SA content:
Glebe Island • John Mather (artist) • Sydney artists' camps • Hugo Alpen • Florence Violet McKenzie • AWA Tower • Wealthy (apple) • Henri L'Estrange • Norman Selfe • Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts • Lörrach sculpture path
Articles I originally created as redirects but others made them into standalone articles!
Windburn • Yellow Shirts • Hyperwords • Royal in the Afternoon • Admonitions Scroll
Articles to create one day: Australian Royal Commission into Noxious and Offensive Trades (1882) • Como bridge • Performing animal • Millennium celebrations
|The WikiProject Public art Barnstar|
|Thank you for your constant support of WSPA, encouraging our efforts and championing the cause. We appreciate all of your help! HstryQT (talk) 12:11, 2 June 2010 (UTC)|
|The British Museum barnstar|
|For all the work you have done helping everyone at the British Museum appreciate and understand the Encyclopaedia and the Community! User:matthewcock 09:43, 2 June 2010 (UTC)|
|The Real Life Barnstar|
|For convening the most amazing GLAM conference, I give you this! I hope that you continue to organize many events to come! Rock drum Ba-dumCrash 16:14, 24 May 2011 (UTC)|
|The Good Article Barnstar|
|Thanks Wittylama for helping to promote Henri L'Estrange to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give someone a pat on the back today. --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 06:56, 27 July 2012 (UTC)|
|The Instructor's Barnstar|
|This Barnstar is awarded to Wikipedians who have performed stellar work in the area of instruction & help for other editors.
For excellence in face-to-face training of new Wikipedians. They described you as knowledgeable, generous, fun, patient, and enthusiastic. 99of9 (talk) 10:32, 30 November 2012 (UTC)