Wikipedia Is A Depressing Wasteland When It Comes To Aussie Music But That’s About To Change

A not-for-profit called Wikimedia Australia is operating workshops educating of us the right way to edit Wikipedia pages so that they higher mirror Australia’s vibrant and huge music panorama.

Based on their web site, the charity’s purpose is to “empower and have interaction folks all over the world to gather and develop academic content material beneath a free license or within the public area, and to disseminate it successfully and globally”.

Translation: “make it heaps simple to chuck stable information on the web”.

The occasion runs along with Melbourne Music Week – a yearly occasion run by the Metropolis of Melbourne.

Music author Sosefina Fuamola told the ABC that the occasion is aiming to demystify the method of contributing to open-source web databases resembling Wikipedia.

“Hopefully we’ll be capable to break down that stigma of every little thing on the web is actually scary,” she stated.

“I really feel like having these classes the place we are able to truly study extra concerning the web site, study extra concerning the format, and discover ways to truly assemble and current a extremely cool historic narrative of artists … I believe that’s a extremely cool factor to study.”

Since Wikipedia will get more than 18 billion page views per month, director of the mission James Gaunt says it’s important for Australian creatives to have a presence on the platform.

“Until you might be Kylie or Nick Cave there isn’t a complete lot about Australian music on Wikipedia,” he stated.

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