Thursday, November 3, 2011

History of Paralympics Australia

HOPAU is the tag word for the project called 'History of the Australian Paralympic Movement'.

Early in 2011, The University of Canberra National Institute of Sport Studies (UCNISS) proposed that we help the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) write their history, using the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) wikis, namely Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikibooks.
Paralympians and volunteers helping to
edit Wikipedia entries
Our objective is to try and build and sustain a volunteer editing community on Wikipedia, and to a smaller extent Wikimedia Commons. We want to work with that community to write a wide range of quality Wikipedia articles, and support that process by releasing and uploading a wide range of Australian Paralympic related media to Wikimedia Commons, such as audio and video content like interviews, productions and raw footage, quality images, and book and poster scans.
This project will be managed and documented openly on Wikiversity, as well as the UCNISS-HOPAU blog, and the task force page on Wikipedia. Communications take place on the HOPAU email list and anywhere the #hopau tag is used.