Press Release – 13 May 2011

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Wikimedia Australia announced as sponsor of Meta2011

The Institute of Metadata Management is proud to announce that Wikimedia Australia is now a Sponsor of the Meta2011 Conference.

“Wikimedia strongly supports efforts to make information available and usable to all and an integral part of this goal is to encourage the development and usage of free and open Metadata standards. Wikimedia Australia, the non-profit chapter of the global movement behind Wikipedia and other sites, welcomes the opportunity to support and participate in Meta2011” said Liam Wyatt, Wikimedia Foundation Cultural Partnerships Fellow. John Vandenberg, President of Wikimedia Australia, will be presenting a workshop as part of the Professional Development stream at the conference on Friday 27th May, 2011.

IMM President Melanie Taylor said that the inclusion of the Wikimedia community within Meta 2011 is a wonderful opportunity to explore the potential to undertake research into emerging issues confronting information management. Wiki is often thought of as a completely unstructured environment, yet there is a wealth of information available about its content and its structure, and we hope that our relationship with the Wikimedia community will allow us to explore the new community based information sharing paradigm.

Meta2011 is the fourth conference to be held in Australia and is themed Business Realities and Implications. The 3 days conference will cover topics such as Business intelligence and analytics; Technology solutions; Data integration; Management, governance and stewardship and more.

By attending this conference, delegates are expected to go away with knowledge which can be shared and implemented in their businesses. Registration is still open and there are a range of sponsorship opportunities available. Contact us here to find out how to be part of the IMM community.
Contact: Michele Berkhout
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