Wikipedia:GLAM/State Library of New South Wales/Canterbury

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Canterbury 24 May[edit]


10.00am - 4.00pm


Campsie Library
14-28 Amy St, CAMPSIE NSW 2194

Course leaders[edit]

Workshop objectives[edit]

This introductory workshop aims to help participants to learn Wikipedia editing skills by giving them as much opportunity as possible to practise. It is not a presentation and its focus is editing, rather than creating text. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • edit the text and format of Wikipedia articles to improve them;
  • link articles to others;
  • add appropriate references and images;
  • engage with the Wikipedia community in discussions about article quality and content;
  • find supporting pages about policy and style.


Before the workshop, participants should:

  • Choose a user name and create a user account
  • Consider articles and topics to work on and suggest them below
  • Prepare a few paragraphs (on paper or an electronic notepad) about an article or topic to work with during the workshop
  • Add user name to the participant list.

Session plan[edit]

Time Topic Activities and objectives
10 - 11.00 Welcome to Wikipedia What, why, getting around; notability; choosing articles for creation and improvement, sandbox
11.00 - 11.15 MORNING TEA
11.15 - 11.45 Editing Creating and improving articles, summary style
11.45 - 12.30 References Adding your sources
12.30 - 1.00 Layout and organisation Structure; Content; Categories
1.00 - 1.45 LUNCH
1.45 - 2.15 Images Copyright; Uploading images to Commons; Categories
2.15 - 3.00 Fixing things Publishing, Disambiguation, redirects, broken links
3.00 - 3.15 The Community Help and discussions - talk pages, Wikiprojects; the Teahouse
3.15 - 3.30 AFTERNOON TEA
3.30 - 4.00 Questions Publishing; answers to questions arising; what to do next?
4.00 CLOSE

Topics (target articles for creation or improvement)[edit]


Put the topics you are interested in working on here

Article Username Work needed/Comment
Ashfield Library Check the notability of this topic. It might not have enough written about it
Ashfield Public School lots of source details in Trove
The Haberfield Centre Reneefittler Historic building where Haberfield Library is located
Clovelly, New South Wales, Malabar, New South Wales Sdfwrk Update information on Malabar and Clovelly suburbs, including adding historic pictures. Clovelly article improved.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery jemawi Create article on museum & gallery, including historic building relocated to the site
Louise Taplin (1855–1901) was matron of The Infants Home in Ashfield for 15 years until her death, and led the home through the 1890s depression
Henry Halloran (poet) (1811–1893) Poet and resident of Ashfield, and was married to Elizabeth Underwood's daughter Elizabeth[1]
Samuel Henry Terry Wealthy landowner and politician spent the last part of his life in an Ashfield residence named The Lilacs.[2]
Amy Schauer Cookery instructor and author.[3]
Randolph John Want Solicitor and member of the New South Wales Legislative Council who was buried in Ashfield.[4]
Edward Thomas Jones Wrench One of the founding partners of real estate agents Richardson and Wrench buried in Ashfield.[5]
Readers' advisory more Australian content would add value?
Genreflecting needs citations
Liz Danforth does not contain recent Tunnels and trolls work information
Book discussion club minor content addition
Como Pleasure Grounds NSW Helencll Lots of source information in Trove; could be broken out from parent article; historical images exist and contemporary ones too
Ku-ring-gai Library, New South Wales Don't write about your own organisation. A non-employee should do this one.
Canterbury Bicentennial Tapestry, New South Wales Renowned weaver Margaret Grafton was commissioned by Canterbury City Council to research, design and weave this tapestry to commemorate the 200th anniversary on European Settlement in Australia[6].
The Homestead (Georges Hall, NSW) Nicbankstown Historical site in the Bankstown areas that is often researched. Article created.
Hannah Laycock Kirstinac Pioneer woman of the Canterbury area who received the largest of the Canterbury land grants, and named it "Kings Grove"
Ku-ring-gai Stealers Baseball Club, New South Wales Shdrenth Community sporting organisation - does not have a current page. Not sure if it fits the notability criteria. Wikipedia has entries for 2 US major league players who started in Australia with the club and we could link them?
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Shdrenth Could look at to edit. Material on Trove
Wurlitzer Organ at the Orion Centre in Campsie Additional Material on Trove; needs clear title to distinguish from Wurlitzer and other related articles, such as North Tonawanda Barrel Organ Factory "The Capitol Wurlitzer"?


Nicole; Renee; Kirstin; Helen; Jennifer; Ellen; Khuyenluu; Kristin; Catherine; Sharon; Sean; Philip; Sarah

Libraries represented[edit]


Add any specific questions you have here


  • Continue to improve your article/s and discuss it/them on the article talk pages
  • Discuss articles with other Wikipedians via their user pages


Exploring Wikipedia: Content Creation Training Manual
User Name Nice people Edit button Nice feeling
This video shows some of Wikipedia's contributors, explaining their user names. This video focuses on the motivations and passion of Wikipedians, and ends with a comment by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales about what makes the project special. This video is a direct invitation by Wikipedians to "click that [edit] button and see what happens". In this video, Wikipedians talk about the joy of being part of a global community of editors.
  • The Impact of Wikipedia A series of powerful videos of people from around the world explaining how Wikipedia has impacted them
  • Why Wikipedians are the Weirdest People on the Internet (YouTube) – a humorous presentation by Wikipedian Steven Walling about the culture of Wikipedia and its editors.
  • Wikipedia Vision – an animated map that highlights live edits from users around the world as they happen, demonstrating the global nature of the project.
  • wikistream – a visualization showing a stream of edits to the most popular Wikipedia projects.
  • Wikipedia article traffic statistics – a tool for charting how many hits any given article gets, great for comparing different kinds of articles at different times, e.g., Genetics (in the school year) vs. (in the summer), or YouTube (with weekend spikes) and Simpsons (with spikes when new episodes come out). See how many people are reading your articles.
  • Manypedia – a tool for comparing a specific Wikipedia page from a language edition Wikipedia (for example, English) with its equivalent page on another language edition Wikipedia (for example, Arabic), exploiting automatic translation and additional statistics about both pages such as number of edits and editors.
  • WikiTrip – a tool for visualizing the animated evolution in time of two kinds of information about the Wikipedians who edited the selected page: their location in the world and their gender.
Welcome to Wikipedia Ten Simple Rules Introduction to free licenses Evaluating Wikipedia article quality The Wikipedia Cheatsheet
Editing Wikipedia brochure EN.pdf
Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia.pdf
Introduction to free licenses 2010-11-27 (web).pdf
Evaluating Wikipedia brochure.pdf
Wiki markup cheatsheet EN.pdf
This 17-page guide covers creating a user account, editing basics, communication, and how articles evolve and are evaluated, and includes a quick reference to help you to remember frequently used wiki markup. This editorial from PLoS Computation Biology focuses on how to contribute effectively as an expert. This brochure helps you understand the basic concepts of free licenses, as well as terms like "CC-by-SA" and "public domain". This reference guide covers specific steps you can take to get the most out of Wikipedia, as well as a look at how its quality system works. This one-page quick reference helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup commands.

Useful related projects[edit]


  1. ^ Dickey, Brian (1972). "Halloran, Henry (1811–1893)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 4. Melbourne University Press. p. 327.
  2. ^ Walsh, G. P. (1976). "Terry, Samuel Henry (1833–1887)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 6. Melbourne University Press. pp. 258–259.
  3. ^ Ryan, Donna Phillips (1988). "Schauer, Amy (1871–1956)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 11. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  4. ^ Want, Richard (1976). "Want, Randolph John (1811–1869)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 6. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  5. ^ Kingston, Beverley (2005). "Wrench, Edward Thomas Jones (1828–1893)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  6. ^