Caregiving and dementia wiki workshop in Canberra
A wiki Caregiving and dementia workshop was held yesterday at the University of Canberra. The event, with 11 participants of which 10 were female, was organised by Dementia Training Study Centres around Australia with JTNeill taking the lead.
Dementia Training Study Centres in Australia have decided to use WMF platforms to organise and share information regarding dementia on WMF projects similar to work being done by other GLAMs. The hope is this will turn into a good pilot programme inside Australia to encourage greater academic participation on Wikipedia, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikisource and other projects. It is also hoped that the project will enable the long term preservation of work being done by the various groups involved. Too much of it now gets created on CD or in print and then disappears.
Details of the project can be found at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Caregiving_and_dementia