Good letter people.

I've just bulked up our article on Annie Wyatt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Forsyth_Wyatt with the DoS article on
her http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/wyatt_annie

It's an amazing resource, I think perhaps we should do something about
utilizing it more systematically.

Toby



On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:

> This was just published on the Dictionary of Sydney blog:
>
> http://trust.dictionaryofsydney.org/dictionary-of-sydney-wins-continued-support-from-city-of-sydney/
> In a unanimous decision of council, the Dictionary funding for the next
> year was released last night! :-)
> I made sure the Dictionary staff were aware of our supporting letter and,
> in a nice gesture, they made mention of this in their post.
>
> Thank you everyone for supporting this proposal!
>  If you're ever looking for some freely-licensed content to integrate to
> Wikipedia (not to mention lots of Reliable Source references - with an
> inbuilt "cite this page on Wikipedia" tool), go to their list of entries
> and click "sort by license type"
> http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/browse/entries
>
> Sincerely,
> -Liam
>
>
> On Monday, July 30, 2012, Gnangarra wrote:
>
>> Congratulations to Dictionary of Sydney 20 minutes ago they posted on
>> facebook <https://www.facebook.com/dictionaryofsydney> that they have
>> secured continued funding from the City of Sydney Council
>>
>> On 29 July 2012 11:26, John Vandenberg <presid...@wikimedia.org.au>wrote:
>>
>>> Dear City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone,
>>>
>>> On behalf of Wikimedia Australia, I write to express our concern about
>>> the imminent closure of the Dictionary of Sydney due to the City of
>>> Sydney's delays in releasing sponsorship funds.
>>>
>>> Wikimedia Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation,
>>> officially recognised as a national Chapter of the Wikimedia movement
>>> - the volunteer community behind Wikipedia and other online
>>> educational resources. We would like to express our support for the
>>> Dictionary of Sydney project not only for the quality content that it
>>> has produced but also for the globally pioneering role it has played
>>> in its use of free-licensing. The Dictionary of Sydney provides the
>>> vast majority of its content with a "Creative Commons" copyright
>>> license that ensures the material can be used by third parties under
>>> very open terms. This is considered world's best practice and is
>>> consistent with the principles espoused by the "Open Educational
>>> Resources" and "Open Source Software" communities globally. It should
>>> be noted that the official State history project of Minnesota in the
>>> USA, entitled "MNOpedia" http://www.mnopedia.org/ has used the
>>> Dictionary of Sydney as the inspiration for their comparable copyright
>>> policy.
>>>
>>> The strong stance of the Dictionary of Sydney on open access and
>>> collaboration with historians both locally and further afield has
>>> ensured that the content it has created is both legally and
>>> practically compatible with Wikipedia, the world's fifth most visited
>>> website. As a result, many of the Dictionary's articles about
>>> important people, places and events have been integrated into
>>> Wikipedia, including but not limited to:
>>>
>>>     "Florence Violet McKenzie"
>>>     (Australia's first female electrical engineer:
>>>       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Violet_McKenzie )
>>>
>>>     "Glebe Island"
>>>     (a crucial part of Sydney's economy for centuries:
>>>       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glebe_Island_%28New_South_Wales%29 )
>>>
>>>     "Sydney Artists' Camps"
>>>     (one of the most significant art movements in Australia's history:
>>>       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_artists%27_camps )
>>>
>>> We draw your attention to the comprehensive acknowledgement of the
>>> Dictionary of Sydney at the bottom of each Wikipedia article that uses
>>> Dictionary material as the source of its content. Without the
>>> Dictionary of Sydney, and without its pioneering efforts in open
>>> access, this content simply would not have been available to the
>>> online encyclopaedia and its wider audience. It would be a great shame
>>> to see this outstanding collaborative digital history project fold.
>>>
>>> Wikimedia Australia urges the City of Sydney to ensure the continued
>>> funding and support for this project, without which the global
>>> appreciation of Sydney's history would be very much poorer.
>>>
>>> If you would like to contact Wikimedia Australia or one of our Sydney
>>> based members for further information on this or related matters we
>>> would welcome your enquiry.
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>> John Vandenberg
>>> President,
>>> Wikimedia Australia
>>>
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>>
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