Wikiclub NT

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Ever looked on Wikipedia for something to do with the Northern Territory and not been able to find it? That's because there's not much there!

 

Wikiclub NT is an ongoing series of events aimed at creating and updating Wikipedia pages related to Northern Territory history, places and people. It also supports Wikipedia activities for communities elsewhere in Australia.

The Northern Territory is poorly represented on Wikipedia. When the project began, there were a mere 1700 pages relating to the Northern Territory compared to more than 10,000 pages on Western Australia. Aspects of Territory history of great significance and interest at a local, national and international level were not covered in Wikipedia, and were therefore invisible to a vast audience, including to Territorians themselves.

Internationally, Wikipedia ‘edit-a- thons’ and ‘meet-ups’ are frequently hosted within the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector as an engagement and collection activation exercise. This project brought that movement to the Northern Territory.

 

It enabled the launch of a series of workshops providing training in Wikipedia editing, followed by a monthly program of edit-a-thons for new editors to come together to create and update pages about the Northern Territory. It also supported the delivery of the first- ever Wikipedia training workshops in Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek. Participants were trained and are now active editors of Wikipedia, working together to double the number of Wikipedia pages for the NT

Wikiclub NT was supported by the Northern Territory Government through a Department of Tourism and Culture History Grant, Northern Territory Library, Wikimedia Australia and the Wikimedia Foundation through a Quick Response Grant.

Events

Tuesday 18 October 2019 - 11am and 5pm

Get Online Wikipedia Workshops, Alice Springs Public Library, Andy McNeill Room

Wednesday 18 September 2019 - 6pm

Women in Science Edit-a-thon, University of NSW, Sydney

Thursday July 2019 - 1.30pm

Franklin Women Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Women in Health and Medical Research, Sydney

Saturday 15 June 2019 - 9am

Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney

Saturday 24 November 2018 - 9am

Tennant Creek Public Library, Tennant Creek

Thursday 21 June 2018 - 10am

GLAM Peak, Digital Access to Collections, Alice Springs

 

Sunday 16 April 2018 - 10am

National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, Alice Springs

 

Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 5pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 5pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

Wednesday 5 July 2017 - 5pm

NAIDOC Week with Don Christophersen

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

Wednesday 5 April 2017 - 5.15pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

International Women's Day, Wednesday 8 March 2017 - 5.15pm, Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

#1Lib1Ref, Wednesday 15 February 2017 - 9am

 Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

Wednesday 9 November 2016 - 5.15pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Saturday 8 October 2016, 11am

Katherine Public Library, Katherine

Thursday 6 October 2016, 4.30pm

Tennant Creek Public Library, Tennant Creek

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 5.30pm

Alice Springs Public Library, Alice Springs

 

Sunday 11 September 2016 - 3.00pm with Michael Wells

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - 5.15pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Sunday 14 August 2016 - 3.00pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

Wednesday 20 July 2016 - 5.15pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

 

Sunday 26 June 2016 - 2.00pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Wednesday 22 June 2016 - 5.15pm

Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Wednesday 22 June 2016 - 11am

Charles Darwin University, Darwin

Related

Supporting Historian

Jared Archibald has lived in Darwin since 1979. He has spent over 20 years working at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory working primarily as a taxidermist, but currently fills the role of Curator of Territory History. He has had a life-long interest in the history of the Northern Territory, especially its military history. Jared assisted in the development of the Defence of Darwin Experience which opened in 2012 at East Point.

Supporting Wikipedians

Gideon Digby is the Presdient of Wikimedia Australia. A photographer from Perth, he has been editing since 2005. He has been running editing workshops in Western Australia since 2010, and been leading the development of WikiTown projects like Freopedia and Noongarpedia.

Robert Myers has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design in Photography from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. He's lived most his life in Wagga but lived and worked in Darwin in 2007. He's been an editor on English Wikipedia since October 2005, over 49,000 contributions, mostly articles within the Riverina.

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