Dear Australian lists, and Cultural partnerships list,

I've been invited to give a presentation to the staff of the State Library
of NSW next month, as part of a series of presentations to the (relatively)
senior staff by different "key audience groups" about how that group uses
the library services. It's a bit like a one-man focus group. For those not
from Australia - this is the country's oldest public library and has an
unrivalled collection of original materials about the early history of the
country. They also are starting to get
very active in Wikipedia themselves:

I have been asked to talk about how the "typical Wikimedian" would use
their services and how it could be improved. Whatever the "typical"
wikimedian is...

1) I would appreciate if anyone could send me through any thoughts that
they already have about using the State Library of NSW (online or offline)
and I will convey them.

2) I would very much appreciate "user
about what YOU, as a Wikimedian, do with YOUR library - and how YOUR
library makes this easy/hard.

3) Equally, if you want to have a play with their website, and send me your
thoughts, here it is:

Main page:
Manuscripts and images catalogue:
[book] catalogue here:

Personally, my initial thoughts are to talk about things like:
- image licensing and access policies/fees (copyright etc.)
- difficulty of citation of original materials (do I use the 'digital order
number', the 'call number', the URL etc?)

But I'm very very interested in hearing what YOU do and what YOU would like
to see from a major library, in the idea world, about how they could serve
us as an audience.

Wikimediaau-l mailing list

Reply via email to