Wikipedia:GLAM/State Library of New South Wales/March 2013

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13 March 2013 Training Workshop[edit]

This follow-up workshop aims to develop competency and confidence in relatively new Wikipedians. Since competency in new skills requires practice and there is an ambitious number of skills to master, the workshop aims to give participants as much opportunity as possible to work with Wikipedia in order to produce publishable results.

Time Leader Topic Content Learning Outcome checkY
10 - 11 L Presentation "Online information seeking behaviour and online practices:
User Group - Wikipedians"
(Jean Garling Ante-room Mitchell Building)
Understanding of the information-finding needs of Wikimedians
11 - 11.15 MORNING TEA
11.15 - 11.45 T & G Data Tables[1] Create a table
11.45 - 12.30 T Images Photos & Categories[2] Upload images to Commons and add categories
12.30 - 1.00 T, L, G Text Content & Categories Write suitable content and add categories[3]
1.00 - 1.45 LUNCH
1.45 - 2.15 T, L, G Put it all together Revision & Application Create new article with image, references and categories[4]
2.15 - 3.00 G Meet the standards Quality (clarity, categories, links, co-ordinates, quotations/ text boxes) Check, approve, publish your article
3.00 - 3.15 Polish and integrate Disambiguation, redirects, broken links[5]
3.15 - 3.30 AFTERNOON TEA
3.30 - 4.00 Revision, Questions Answers to advance and arising questions
4.00 CLOSE


Working group members can add any questions or topics they would like to explore further:

  1. How to find broken links in Wikipedia to references on the State Library's website?
  2. Should we use CC-BY-SA 3.0 AU or CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported licences on images uploaded to Wiki Commons?
  3. Is there a way to link to another wikipedia article without using that article's exact name, as it sometimes (because of disambiguation) reads very awkwardly?


  1. ^ Possible examples: a) Add transport options to SLNSW; b) Tabulate list of workshop participants;
  2. ^ Specifically newspaper front pages. NB. Images are already available in a file; copyright status of all newspaper images is public domain (PD)
  3. ^ Especially new newspaper articles
  4. ^ eg "100 Exhibition"
  5. ^ Especially for newspapers that go through numerous name changes