Monday March 15, 2010

Liam Wyatt at Mosman Library

Liam Wyatt

Liam Wyatt by Beatrice Murch (blmurch) CC BY 2.0

This week we’re kicking off a monthly series of talks on digital culture with an exploration of Wikipedia aimed at readers and potential contributors.

We’re fortunate to have Liam Wyatt lead the session.

Liam is a historian, podcaster and museophile. He is the Vice President of Wikimedia Australia and last year convened the GLAM-WIKI conference. He was formerly the Multimedia Coordinator at the Dictionary of Sydney. He won the UNSW University Medal in History 2009. And just last week he received a singular honour from the British Museum.

In June 2010 we’re piloting a project with the creation of the role of “volunteer Wikipedian in residence”. Australian Wikipedian Liam Wyatt will be with us for around five weeks. We’ve provided access to one of the broadest-ranging cultural collections in the world. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is the most consulted and largest compendium of knowledge ever compiled. By harnessing the expertise of the British Museum and the reach of Wikipedia, this project aims [to] bring mutual benefit to both organisations.

You can read more on Liam’s blog.

Join us on Thursday for Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask.

RSVP for the session online or phone 9978 4099.

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