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Wikidata 22 February 2016


ALIAWest is pleased to announce a free evening event with Andy Mabbett, Wikipedian in Residence at ORCID, who is visiting Perth during his Wikidata Tour Down Under. Andy will give an overview of Wikidata, the Wikimedia Foundation project which aims to collate data and connect data sources worldwide by aggregating unique identifiers used by the GLAM sector. For more information on Wikidata see https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Main_Page

In addition, Gideon Digby, President of Wikimedia Australia, will give an outline of Toodyaypedia, a Shire of Toodyay project which placed QR codes around the town and through its museums to link to articles on Wikipedia. Toodyaypedia has been recognised as one of the best Wikipedia projects worldwide.

Event: ALIAWest Wikidata
When: Monday 22 February 2016, 5.30 for 6.00pm start to 7.30pm
Where: Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia
Register your attendance

Please note:
Andy Mabbett will also be the keynote speaker at the free half-day ‘Wikidata – Perth Mini Conference’ on Friday, 19 February 9.30am – 2pm, at the State Library of Western Australia. 

This mini conference will include speakers on:
*Noongarpedia project between UWA and Curtin which has created access to the Indigenous Australian language via Wikpedia.
*Toodyaypedia
*Newspaper project by State Library of Western Australia creating articles about every newspaper published in Western Australia.

For more details about the ‘Wikidata – Perth Mini Conference’ see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth/Wikidata_Tour_2016 
To register for the mini conference on Friday 19 February please click HERE



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