Category Archives: History

Norman Selfe

Tomorrow the English Wikipedia biography of  Norman Selfe will be featured on the main page. Not only is Norman a fascinatingly interesting fellow, but the very fact of his biography getting to this point is the culmination of a free-culture … Continue reading

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New Systems for Documenting Public Art

Richard McCoy summarizes the outcomes of IUPUI Museum Studies’ documentation project at the Indiana Statehouse and discusses the future of Wikiproject Public Art. Continue reading

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Flickr Commons is Full

If you are a GLAM looking to make your photographic collection more widely available online, for the last couple of years your first choice would have been to head over to “Flickr Commons”. And you would be in good company … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Sydney

As many of you know, until recently I was employed at the Dictionary of Sydney as the Multimedia Coordinator. I left a couple of months ago and took up a short-term contract at AustLII running the Australasian Legal Scholarship Library. … Continue reading

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Wikimedia Manifesto?

Here is the introductory article from the front page of the first edition of the first newspaper in the Australian colony – The Sydney Gazette March 5, 1803. As the indefatigable director of the National Library of Australia’s “Australian Newspapers” … Continue reading

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Local history and Wikipedia

In the lead up to the (now fully subscribed!) GLAM-WIKI event there is an increasing amount of chatter about how can Wikipedia play a part in helping the cultural sector to get their knowledge out to the world. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: The Endless Palimpsest

I just returned from the 2009 Australian Historical Association conference, held this year at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Lovely name, lovely place! Can’t beat a uni campus with wild kangaroos running through it… I’ve given copyright presentations to … Continue reading

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