Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask

By Culture24 Staff | 18 May 2010
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Liam Wyatt speaking at Wikimania 2009. © Wikimania2009 Beatrice Murch

Culture24 and The Strategic Content Alliance present ‘Everything you wanted to know about Wikipedia but were too afraid to ask’ on Monday June 7 at Brettenham House, London.

The event will be led by historian and Vice President of Wikimedia Australia Liam Wyatt. Liam has recently been appointed the first "volunteer Wikipedian in residence" at the British Museum - the first residency of its kind anywhere in the world.

His principle task there will be to build a relationship between the Museum and the Wikipedian community through a range of activities, both internally and public facing.

There will be two free events running on the afternoon of Monday June 7 and Liam will be drawing on his experience to bring museum and Wikipedia communities together and presenting a museum-sector-specific overview on the opportunities, benefits and challenges of working with Wikimedia.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • The fundamental structures, policies and procedures of Wikipedia: what it does and how.
  • The relationship of the professional cultural sector to Wikipedia: how they differ and common pitfalls of working with Wikipedia and dispelling of myths.
  • Suggestions for projects that can be run in your own organisation: what works, what are the benefits and how to go about it.

Liam will be joined by other Wikipedians for in-depth discussions and Q&A after the sessions have taken place.

For further information and to register please go to http://c24scawiki.eventbrite.com/.

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