Submissions/Wikipedians at the London 2012 Paralympics
After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.
- Submission no.
- Subject no.
- Title of the submission
Wikipedians at the London 2012 Paralympics
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
Dr Ross Mallett
- Country of origin
- E-mail address
- Personal homepage or blog
In August and September 2012, two Wikimedians attended the London 2012 Paralympic games in London on behalf of Wikimedia Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee. This presentation describes what was achieved, and lessons learned for Wikimedians covering future major sporting events.
- Detailed proposal
In August and September 2012, two Wikimedians attended the London 2012 Paralympic games in London on behalf of Wikimedia Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee. This was one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar.
This presentation describes what was achieved, and lessons learned for Wikimedians covering future major sporting events. It describes the work done by the chapter building the relationship with the History of the Paralympics in Australia (HOPAU) Project and the Australian Paralympic Committee. It covers issues regarding copyrights in the taking of photographs and recording of interviews. It details the degree of cooperation received, and of access obtained. It will highlight the achievements of the exercise and why it was so worthwhile, including internet traffic and recognition by government and sporting bodies.
- WikiCulture and Community
- Length of presentation/talk
- 25 Minutes
25 minutes including questions.
- Language of presentation/talk
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- Slides or further information (optional)
A powerpoint presentation will be created.
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