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Wikipedia 'edit-a-thons' set to amplify Australian music scene's Wikipedia presence

Wikimedia Australia is calling on passionate music fans to participate in a series of “edit-a-thons” to boost the profile of Australian music on Wikipedia.

The Record — Australian Music on Wikipedia is holding the first of four events as part of Melbourne Music week this Saturday at the Collingwood Yards.

The idea is to train volunteers to edit or create new Wikipedia articles about the domestic music scene to increase its visibility worldwide.

Project coordinator James Gaunt said Wikipedia was one of the most popular websites in the world.

“Everyone is keen to get Australian musicians known, especially for international audiences,” he said.

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