M&GSQ Networking Event  David Milne Manager Strategic Learning 4 th  December 2009 Wikimedia Commons  Social History Photo...
<ul><li>GLAM/Wikimedia Commons Initiative  </li></ul><ul><li>First steps taken to upload a selection of  plate glass negat...
<ul><li>How do I find this social history  photograph resource?  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Google  ‘Bert Roberts Wikimedia Commons’  </li></ul>
Museums Australia BLOG Wikimedia Commons Site
 
 
 
Quick ‘Wikimedia’ Facts <ul><li>Wikimedia is the largest, most consulted and most accessible information sources available...
Additional Genealogical Research by Wikimedia Researchers
<ul><li>The Photos are: </li></ul><ul><li>High resolution images  (3-4 MB) </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for  repurposing </l...
Five Women on Queenslander Steps
Historical Inquiry Questions   <ul><li>Study the clothes the five women are wearing.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Wikimedia ...
Wikimedia View
 
<ul><li>  Ipswich Photo Society </li></ul><ul><li>What clues help to inform you of the time period when this photo was tak...
Museum 3.0 Blog
Feedback
<ul><li>Comment by  Liam Wyatt  on November 17, 2009 at 2:09pm  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanks for this and I can say that f...
 
Your GLAM Institution Can <ul><li>Add photographic content to  Wikimedia Commons  (objects, artefacts, artwork etc) </li><...
<ul><li>Museums Australia  </li></ul><ul><li>‘ NING’ site </li></ul>
What’s Ning all about? <ul><li>Ning is a  social media tool  that enables ‘communities of interest’ or ‘  special interest...
<ul><li>So what does the Museums Australia  (MANEXUS)  site look like?   </li></ul>http://manexus.ning.com/
Help to get started Forum: topic of the day  Write your own Blog Invite your friends to join
MA Members Object of the week Spruik your event Topical Blog Posts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Museums Australia Groups MA Education National Network
Join Today! News about the Australian National Curriculum   News about the 2010 MA Conference Coming soon
Museums Australia (Education National Network) Link <ul><li>http://manexus.ning.com/group/maeducationnationalnetwork   </l...
Contact and Web Resource Link <ul><li>David Milne  38429425 </li></ul><ul><li>  QM Web Based Learning Resources   </li></u...
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This is a two-part presentation made at the Museum & Gallery Services (Queensland) Networking event in December 2009. The first part outlines the rationale for the Queensland Museum contributing a small selection of high quality, copyright free social history photographs to Wikimedia as a first step towards developing a digitisation strategy. This is the first contribution made to Wikimedia by any Australian cultural heritage organisation with many mutual benefits arising. The second part demonstrates the use of NING as a social media platform for museum professionals to engage with and to share ideas.

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  1. 1. M&GSQ Networking Event David Milne Manager Strategic Learning 4 th December 2009 Wikimedia Commons Social History Photo Initiative Museums Australia Education Network ‘NING’ site &
  2. 2. <ul><li>GLAM/Wikimedia Commons Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>First steps taken to upload a selection of plate glass negative digitised photographs . </li></ul><ul><li>Photos depict life in Ipswich Queensland at the beginning of the 20 th century . </li></ul><ul><li>QM has over 1000 photos in its collection taken by Bert Roberts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How do I find this social history photograph resource? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Google ‘Bert Roberts Wikimedia Commons’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Museums Australia BLOG Wikimedia Commons Site
  6. 9. Quick ‘Wikimedia’ Facts <ul><li>Wikimedia is the largest, most consulted and most accessible information sources available on the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia has thirteen-million articles accessible and is now the biggest world-wide encyclopaedia. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikimedia is a not-for-profit, non-hierarchical organisation which is dependent on skilled volunteer writers and editors to disseminate world knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>There are only 28 full-time employees world-wide. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a global writing community of over 100,000 contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons is a repository of nearly 5 million useable media files with free to use Creative Commons licenses </li></ul><ul><li>English is the main language medium for the encyclopaedia but there are articles in 200 other languages </li></ul><ul><li>Articles can only be published if they meet ‘ notability’ criteria, are ‘unbiased’ and cite ‘ authoritative published articles’. No original research can be published. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Additional Genealogical Research by Wikimedia Researchers
  8. 11. <ul><li>The Photos are: </li></ul><ul><li>High resolution images (3-4 MB) </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for repurposing </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily to support student projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promote historical inquiry skills </li></ul>
  9. 12. Five Women on Queenslander Steps
  10. 13. Historical Inquiry Questions <ul><li>Study the clothes the five women are wearing. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Wikimedia magnifying glass to highlight the dress designs and motifs. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this photograph was taken? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you think the women might be going? </li></ul><ul><li>During what era do you think this photograph was taken? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you think these women might be? </li></ul><ul><li>What rules about dress and fashion do you think these women followed? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the girl is wearing a short dress, while the women are wearing longer dresses? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of the similarities and differences between the clothes worn today and those in the photograph </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the hairstyles of the four older women. </li></ul>
  11. 14. Wikimedia View
  12. 16. <ul><li> Ipswich Photo Society </li></ul><ul><li>What clues help to inform you of the time period when this photo was taken? </li></ul><ul><li>Look closely. What season do you think this is? </li></ul><ul><li>How many people are wearing hats? </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons would hats be worn other than protection from the sun? </li></ul><ul><li>Did men and women have different or similar hobbies during this period? </li></ul><ul><li>List as many differences as you can between the cameras in this photo and modern day digital cameras. </li></ul><ul><li>Can identify the model of early motor-car in the background. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you spot Bert Roberts? </li></ul>Historical Inquiry Questions
  13. 17. Museum 3.0 Blog
  14. 18. Feedback
  15. 19. <ul><li>Comment by Liam Wyatt on November 17, 2009 at 2:09pm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanks for this and I can say that from the Wikipedia perspective we're very happy to have these images to be available as this represents Australia's first cultural content donation to Wikimedia. I personally announced this collaboration to the Wikimedia Multimedia Usability meeting in Paris last week and requests such as better reporting metrics (on usage, click-throughs etc.) is definitely on the agenda. Once again, thanks! </li></ul></ul>
  16. 21. Your GLAM Institution Can <ul><li>Add photographic content to Wikimedia Commons (objects, artefacts, artwork etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about Copyright and Creative Commons licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Take small steps towards digitising your collections </li></ul><ul><li>Improve public accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Extend curatorial knowledge about collection items </li></ul><ul><li>Use social media to share your initiative and gather feedback </li></ul>
  17. 22. <ul><li>Museums Australia </li></ul><ul><li>‘ NING’ site </li></ul>
  18. 23. What’s Ning all about? <ul><li>Ning is a social media tool that enables ‘communities of interest’ or ‘ special interest groups’ to interact, share ideas, highlight events and discuss emerging issues on-line. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a ‘ Professional Facebook’ </li></ul><ul><li>Museums Australia have adopted Ning as their new communication platform </li></ul>
  19. 24. <ul><li>So what does the Museums Australia (MANEXUS) site look like? </li></ul>http://manexus.ning.com/
  20. 25. Help to get started Forum: topic of the day Write your own Blog Invite your friends to join
  21. 26. MA Members Object of the week Spruik your event Topical Blog Posts
  22. 34. Museums Australia Groups MA Education National Network
  23. 35. Join Today! News about the Australian National Curriculum News about the 2010 MA Conference Coming soon
  24. 36. Museums Australia (Education National Network) Link <ul><li>http://manexus.ning.com/group/maeducationnationalnetwork </li></ul>
  25. 37. Contact and Web Resource Link <ul><li>David Milne 38429425 </li></ul><ul><li> QM Web Based Learning Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/education/learningresources.asp </li></ul></ul>

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