Wikipedia Librarians at work

#1Lib1Ref is an bi-annual global Wikipedia campaign that invites librarians to participate by improving articles in its online encyclopaedia by adding citations. A small band of Yarra Plenty Regional Library staff participated in the winter campaign, 10 May to 7 June 2020. This was the second time YPRL staff participated.

With training and support provided by Wikimedia Australia, seven staff signed on as editors. They created four new articles, edited 60 articles, added 22,600 words and added 327 references over this time. With a concentration on (but not limited to) improving local place names articles, articles were improved with additional citations from the Victorian Heritage Database. Some examples of improved articles include: Kangaroo Ground, Viewbank and Bears Castle.  New articles included Eltham District Historical Society and Banyule Homestead

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