The event that you have (hopefully) all heard about, "Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Wikimedia: finding the common ground" is coming along apace!
We went live with registrations less than a week ago and already we're at 1/3 full - many of you on this Ning are among that number.
This is a Wikimedia Australia
event, a world first for the Wikimedia movement, to bring together the cultural sector with the Wikimedia community to learn from each other and work out ways we can better collaborate. I hope that it will form the basis for a long and productive global conversation over the years. It is to be held in Canberra at the Australian National War Memorial on the first Thursday and Friday of August (6th and 7th). Did I mention it's free?
Aside from the speakers from within the GLAM sector - many who are contributors on this very website - we are bringing guest speakers from the global HQ in San Francisco and also from Wikimedia Deutschland. They have done some fantastic work in this field
already. Several people from 'on the hill' in Canberra will also be attending including our opening speaker Senator Kate Lundy.
See all the details here: glam.wikimedia.org.au
where you will also a "register" button.
(a tentative schedule will be published very soon)
This event is targeted at a broad-base of attendees: people from the many and various departments of GLAM sector organisations. Often the "internet question" seems to be passed around between the Web, Sales, Legal and Education departments - often with one department wanting to do different things to the other. So, this event specifically invites people from ALL of those departments in order that we can all get an understanding of how the various issues intersect.
If you can't attend in person, perhaps you'd like to follow along at our "Museums & Wikimedia" group
here on the Museum3.0 Ning. If on twitter please use the phrase "GLAM-WIKI
" (with the hyphen).
Please do pass this information on to your colleagues who might be interested. People on this website are the 'early adopters' in the industry we we need your recommendations to make sure word gets out. I really do hope to get to meet many of you there!
Liam Wyatt - VP Wikimedia Australia & Convenor of GLAM-WIKI