Wikimedia Australia’s forthcoming event “GLAM-WIKI: Finding the common ground” is now fully booked!
Below you can see the list of attending institutions – some are sending one person, several are sending six staff members – to a total of 170 attendees! (Is this the largest Wikimedia event besides Wikimania?) We’re absolutely pleased as punch to have seen such interest from across the Australian and New Zealand cultural sector. Just as there is interest from within the Wikimedia world to learn about the cultural sector, there is very clear interest from them to learn about us. In fact, “Digital New Zealand” has blogged about it a couple of times – asking the “homework questions” that I’ve asked all the attendees to their own readers.
We’ve also put out a press release about the event. Our generous hosts, the Australian War Memorial will also be filming the presentations so we’ll have those online (with a free licenses) soon afterwards. Finally, can I extend my thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation and their Chapter grants program – without which this event would not have been possible.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
ACT Library and Information Service
ACT Museums and Galleries
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Atlas of Living Australia
Australian Council of National Trusts
Australian Labor Party
Australian Liberal Party
Australian Library and Information Association
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Australian National Herbarium
Australian National University
Australian Policy Online, Swinburne University
Australian Research Council
Australian Society of Archivists
Australian War Memorial
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Centre for Media and Communications Law
City of Sydney
Collections Australia Network
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
Department of the Environment Water Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE)
Dictionary of Sydney
Historic Houses Trust of NSW
History Trust of South Australia
Horsons Bay Libraries
International Conservation Services
Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs
Museum of Australian Democracy
Museums & Galleries NSW
Museums Australia (Victoria)
National Archives of Australia
National Film & Sound Archive
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
National Library New Zealand
National Library of Australia
National Museum of Australia
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
National Trust NSW
NSW Department of Education and Training
Queensland University of Technology
Sovereign Hill Museum
State Library of New South Wales
Toowoomba Regional Council
University of Canberra
UNSW Faculty of Law
Western Australian Museum
Western Plains Cultural Centre
… and Wikimedians from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Germany and the USA.
[and yes, I did ask permission from the attendees to publish the name of the institution they represent]
Pingback: Liam Wyatt (wittylama) 's status on Friday, 31-Jul-09 08:32:01 UTC - Identi.ca
Great to hear that the presentations will be recorded under free licenses.
Often presentation recordings have good video (thx to FullHD-Camcorders) but suffer from poor audio because the built-in microphone is not sufficient to record the speech across an auditorium chamber. I would wish for the usage of dedicated microphones for the speakers or a connection of the camcorder to the auditorium PA system. Eventually a separate audio recording could later be mixed with the video.
Thank you and I wish you and us luck with the GLAMS,
PS: For a similar conference recording see the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit 2009 of KDE and Gnome. They did intersting things in mixing presentations and video, but had some good and some bad results with audio. They released the videos under CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Wikipedia compatible).
Pingback: The Wikipedia Signpost (wikisignpost) 's status on Friday, 31-Jul-09 15:38:42 UTC - Identi.ca
Hi, I am the manager of the BAE Systems Theatre where the GLAM WIKI event is being held.
Audio for our recordings is drawn off the house PA, meaning that so long as discussions and questions are made over the PA (incl. roving wireless mic’s for audience questions) the sound quality is excellent.