The following press release has been released by the Institute of
Metadata Management.


Wikimedia Australia announced as sponsor of Meta2011

The Institute of Metadata Management is proud to announce that
Wikimedia Australia is now a Sponsor
of the Meta2011 Conference.

“Wikimedia strongly supports efforts to make information available and
usable to all and an integral part
of this goal is to encourage the development and usage of free and
open Metadata standards.
Wikimedia Australia, the non-profit chapter of the global movement
behind Wikipedia and other sites,
welcomes the opportunity to support and participate in Meta2011” said
Liam Wyatt, Wikimedia
Foundation Cultural Partnerships Fellow. John Vandenberg, President of
Wikimedia Australia, will be
presenting a workshop as part of the Professional Development stream
at the conference on Friday 27th
May, 2011.

IMM President Melanie Taylor said that the inclusion of the Wikimedia
community within Meta 2011 is a
wonderful opportunity to explore the potential to undertake research
into emerging issues confronting
information management. Wiki is often thought of as a completely
unstructured environment, yet there is
a wealth of information available about its content and its structure,
and we hope that our relationship
with the Wikimedia community will allow us to explore the new
community based information sharing

Meta2011 is the fourth conference to be held in Australia and is
themed Business Realities and
Implications. The 3 days conference will cover topics such as Business
intelligence and analytics;
Technology solutions; Data integration; Management, governance and
stewardship and more.
By attending this conference, delegates are expected to go away with
knowledge which can be shared
and implemented in their businesses.

For more information related to IMM and Meta2011 please visit


I will be there for all three days, and Siska Doviana, Executive Director of
Wikimedia Indonesia, will be attending the conference on Thursday and Friday.

Wikimedia Australia would like Wikimedians to turn up to build strong
relationships with people in this sector.
Wikimedia Australia is making available 10 single-day tickets for $50 each.

If you would like to attend, or know someone who would, please email with your details before COB tomorrow.
(Sorry for the short notice)

John Vandenberg, on behalf of the committee.

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