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Writing Lives


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A presentation to the 2013 AUSPIN Conference

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Writing Lives

  1. 1. Writing Lives Keith Lyons AUSPIN 19 September 2013
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  3. 3. The Writing Lives project had four objectives: 1. To advance understanding of how to recruit digital media to improve the quality (accuracy, currency, usefulness, and accessibility) of biographical information about Australia's elite sports women. 2. To contribute to improving the digital media coverage (and mainstream media coverage) of Australia's elite sports women. 3. To establish a trusted source for sports information about elite sport women that meets the needs of the National Sport Information Centre’s Clearinghouse members. 4. To provide the Australian community with a trusted source to use or contribute to this information.
  4. 4. Photo by LauraHale. 24 March 2012 game between Australia and Japan at Hawker International Softball Centre. 20 Melinda Weaver. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
  5. 5. Our aspiration in this project was to transform the digital landscape of Australian sport. The production of new open access resources about Australian sportswomen during the project did this, we believe. We are mindful that not too much should be read into visits to Wikipedia pages. We note, however, that during the Olympics and Paralympics there were two million visits to pages about Australian sportswomen.
  6. 6. Photo by Laura Hale Test Four 6 Bronwyn Knox 9 Kelsey Wakefield CC-BY-SA 3.0 license
  7. 7. 385 pages were developed on Wikipedia during the Writing Lives project. Many of them constituted new pages on Wikipedia whilst some were developed from existing pages.
  8. 8. During the Writing Lives project: • 24 articles were acknowledged as 'good articles' • 12 English Wikipedia Spoken Word articles were produced • 3 Simple English Wikipedia Spoken Word articles were produced • 201 Did You Know? articles were written.
  9. 9. Photo by LauraHale. Day two of the 2012 Australian National Archery Championship. Odette Snazelle on the left. Alice Ingley on the right. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
  10. 10. Contents • Welcome • Introduction • Project Objectives • Open Access Resources • Photographs • Wikipedia Articles • Wikinews Articles • Did You Know? Articles • Wikipedia Achievements • Writing Biography • Writing Wikinews Articles
  11. 11. The author of this photograph is cdephotos. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The image was posted to Flickr by cdephotos at The file can be found on Wikimedia Commons here.
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  13. 13. Photograph by Elizabeth Edmondson. Elizabeth showing her medals she won in the XIII Australian Masters Games held in Adelaide October 2011. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.