Along with the Foundation, many of the chapters including France,
Germany, and the UK, are opting out of Phorm. Are there plans for
Wikimedia Australia to do the same? If the domain is still registered
in my name, I'm happy to send the letter if the committee wants me to
Do we have any New Zealanders on the list? :)
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2009 Conference via DigitalNZ - Contributor home by Andy on 22/04/09
The 8th annual National Digital Forum conference will be held in
Wellington on Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 November 2009 at the Museum of New
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a coalition of museums, archives,
art galleries, libraries and government departments with more than 130
member organisations committed to collectively building New Zealand’s
culture and heritage online.
This year’s conference theme Being online now: culture, creativity and
community will explore opportunities for the creative and cultural
sectors to cross traditional boundaries and collaborate on solutions to
address issues facing communities being online now. The conference will
explore how creating and accessing New Zealand digital content benefits
all parts of society: business, education, cultural organisations,
The interactive format of the programme will encourage delegates to
take part in open knowledge sharing, discussion and debate. The 2009
conference programme will include stimulating keynote speakers,
discussion sessions, and practical workshops and demonstrations.
Call for Contributors / Presenters
Interested in presenting at NDF 2009?
We are looking for speakers to give brief, thought-provoking
presentations that will set the scene for forum discussions with the
audience. There is also the opportunity for you to share stories of
your project, product, website or application with other attendees,
describing what you have been up to, what you have achieved, and share
the lessons you have learned, in demonstration sessions.
To submit your proposal to present, complete the NDF 2009 Presentation
Submission Form or contact the conference organiser.
For full details, or to download the Presentation Submission Form for
your proposal to present, visit the NDF website
If you would like more information on any aspect of this conference,
please contact the Conference Organiser:
Paardekooper and Associates
Conference organisers of NDF 2009
P: +64 4 568 4576
F: +64 4 568 4563
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Just to confirm - the Sydney meet up was finalised for Friday 17 April?
I'm getting that from here (I lost track of the mailing list): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney#April_22nd.2C_drinks_a…
If so, both me and Elliott Bledsoe should be there.
If it's on Wednesday 15th, let me know - I'll look at moving my flight so I can be there.
Creative Commons Clinic
Queensland University of Technology
ph: 07 3138 8301
fax: 07 3138 9395
I was popping on the wiki to drop a note in asking how the chapters' meeting
in Berlin went (a task perhaps better suited here - so job done!) -
anywhoo... it also kicked this error up;
Forbidden You don't have permission to access /w/index.php on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an
ErrorDocument to handle the request.
thought you'd like to know....
Some of you may be aware that Wikimedia Australia organised a tour of
the [[Powerhouse museum]] in Sydney recently which we called
"Backstage Pass". The principal purpose of this was to create a
relationship between our two communities based on mutual
understanding and learning what each groups' practices/policies are.
Both the museum and ourselves had a great day and learnt a lot. Just
yesterday they blogged about the event in great detail and in very
positive terms. http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/dmsblog/index.php/
Then today, on the basis of this relationship, the announced this:
That they will be releasing under creative commons licenses *ever
single item in their catalogue*.
For example, this is their record and our record for the same object:
[Once we sort out the whole GFDL/CC-by-sa changeover] we can directly
copy/paste the complete description of the object. Considering the
many thousands of interesting objects that the museum houses there
are many potential Wikipedia article stubs that can be created
straight away. It must be noted that they are using a mixture of the
cc-by-sa license and the cc-by-nc license for different parts of
their records. As you can see in their blog post, this is an ongoing
discussion within the museum and they are still sorting out how to
deal with the photographs of these objects (for example). If we can
show the value of releasing what they have done already, by writing
good articles and respecting their different licenses, then it will
make the decision easier in the future to release even more :-)
Not only is this significant for the direct reason of improving our
content but, just as we talk to each other, you can be absolutely
sure that museums and galleries talk to each other too. With this
example now as the benchmark of what a museum can do I encourage you
to refer to this case as an example of "what is happening elsewhere"
when talking with museums in your own countries and cities.
Talk to you all soon,
wikipedia: [[user:witty lama]]
It doesn't say it in the press release, but I heard Lara Giddings on the
news tonight stating that one of the ideas behind the review was that
"information produced by the government should be available to the people".
Does anyone think this is something that would be appropriate for WMAU (and
related orgs) to comment on?