Wikipedia:GLAM/New Zealand Wikipedian at Large
Dr Mike Dickison was New Zealand Wikipedian at Large from July 2018 through June 2019, funded by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to help New Zealand organisations and the people of New Zealand engage with Wikipedia and open knowledge.
During his term, he was a Wikipedian in Residence for 2–6 weeks in organisations ranging from museums to nature reserves, from Auckland to Dunedin, training staff and helping them use their expertise to improve Wikipedia and make images, text, and video freely usable by the public. He also worked with the volunteer Wikipedia community, organising meetups and running public workshops and edit-a-thons.
- Email Mike at giantflightlessbirdsgmail.com
- Leave a message on his Wikipedia talk page
- Sign up to the mailing list to be kept informed about upcoming events in your area
- Join the Wikipedia New Zealand Facebook group
- Coming soon: you can join the Wikimedia User Group of Aotearoa New Zealand
|2–27 July 2018||Auckland|
|30 July – 9 Aug, 14–17 Aug 2018||Auckland||
|10–13 Aug 2018||Wellington||
|18–22 Aug 2018||Auckland|
|25 Aug – 7 Sept 2018||Dunedin||
|8–28 Sept 2018||Auckland|
|1–5 Oct 2018||Northland|
|6 Oct 2018||Auckland||
|8–14 Oct 2018||Wellington||
|16–18 Oct 2018||Palmerston North||
|19 Oct – 30 Nov 2018||Wellington||
|10–14 Nov 2018||Melbourne||
|3–7 Dec 2018||Invercargill||
|11–21 Dec 2018||Wellington||
|9 Jan – 6 Feb 2019||Wellington||
|7–9 Feb 2019||Hanmer Springs||
|10–17 Feb 2019||Dunedin||
|18–27 Feb 2019||Wellington||
|28 Feb – 2 Mar 2019||Auckland||
|19–21 March 2019||Palmerston North||
|22 March – 8 April 2019||Wellington||
|10 April – 8 May 2019||Dunedin||
|9 May – 9 June 2019||Christchurch||
|10–26 June 2019||Nelson||
|28 June – 2 July 2019||Bangkok, Thailand||
I'm happy to talk to media for a story about Wikipedia. Email above, bio and background information here. Pick any publicity photos you like from the gallery at Category: Mike Dickison. Note that these photos are free to use, provided you credit the photographer by name (i.e.: not "Wikipedia" or "supplied").
Here's a selection of media coverage: see monthly reports for all.
- Ryan, Kathryn. (25 May 2018). "New Zealand's New Wikipedian-at-Large" (audio). RNZ Nine to Noon. (Radio interview.)
- Wikimedia GLAM Newsletter (June 2018). "New Zealand Report: A New Zealand Wikipedian at Large".
- Easther, Elisabeth. (Sept 2018). "Mr Wiki: Mike Dickison is New Zealand’s first Wikipedian-at-Large". North and South, p.18
- Macdonald, Nikki. (20 Oct 2018). "National Portrait: Mike Dickison, conservationist and Wikipedian". Dominion Post, p.C3
- Macdonald, Nikki. (10 Nov 2018). "Who is Wiki-worthy?". Dominion Post, p. A8.
- Graham-McLay, Charlotte. (17 Nov 2018). "From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’ in New Zealand". New York Times, A6
- Ryan, Kathryn. (20 Dec 2018). "NZ's Wikipedian: is he winning the battle for content?" (audio). RNZ Nine to Noon. (Radio interview.)
- Hancock, Farah. (10 July 2019). "The travelling Wikipedia salesperson." Newsroom.
Reports and blog posts
|May 2018||New Zealand Wikipedian-at-large|
|July 2018||Auckland Museum||GLAM/Auckland Museum||July||Why engage with Wikipedia?|
|Aug 2018||New Zealand Geographic||GLAM/NZGeo||August|
|Sept 2018||Landcare Research||GLAM/Landcare||September|
|Oct 2018||Te Hiku Media, Antistatic, Massey University, Ministry for the Environment||Edit for Equity 1, 2, 3, 4||October|
|Nov 2018||Melbourne Museum, Archives NZ, National Digital Forum||NZWPAL/Melbourne||November|
|Dec 2018||Department of Conservation, Wellington City Archives||GLAM/DOC
|Jan 2019||Department of Conservation, National Library||GLAM/DOC
|January||NZ Comics and Cartoons edit-a-thon|
|Feb 2019||National Library, Forest and Bird, Zealandia||GLAM/NLNZ
|Mar 2019||National Library, Massey University||NZWPAL/Chch mosque shootings||March||Wikipedia's response to the New Zealand mosque shootings|
|Apr 2019||Otago Museum, Otago University||GLAM/Wellington Botanic Garden BioBlitz
|May 2019||University of Canterbury||GLAM/UCNZ||May||A digital strategy for a small museum|
|June 2019||Nelson Provincial Museum||GLAM/Nelson Provincial Museum||June||A Wikimedia strategy for a radio station|