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Some roles an Australian Chapter can play[edit]

These are some roles for Wikimedia Australia. They have been mentioned on the main page for some time. This page is transcluded onto the main page.

  • Promotion: Promotion of Wikimedia projects and Free content in general. To encourage the use of Wikimedia resources in education (at primary, secondary and tertiary levels). To provide a first point of contact for media people seeking comment from Australian contributors to Wikimedia projects. Promote "contributing to a Wiki" as a positive activity.
  • Recruitment: To recruit non-technically minded people to contribute to Wikimedia projects. This may involve some education on the use of Mediawiki software.
  • Social: Organisation of conventions
  • Research: With a local chapter, research should be easier. The chapter can work together to gather information on a range of topics not currently covered.
  • Wikinews Accreditation: A local chapter could possibly oversee Wikinews accreditation in Australia... ? I have no idea what issues are involed here, just throwing it up as something to think about. - Borofkin 03:39, 20 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Partnerships: with companies in Australia wanting to work with Wikimedia content in some way. For example, Directmedia worked with the German chapter to produce the German DVD/Book release.
  • Possible Projects: Contribution of Australian history and culture to Wikimedia projects.