The people who have written the text, contributed the multimedia and supported the projects of the Dictionary are among our favourite people. You can find out more about them in the Contributors Browse, at the bottom of the right hand column on the front page.
Roll over the names to see a quick description of the contributor, or click through to see a full list of their contributions to the Dictionary.
You’ll begin to get an idea of the huge collaborative project that the Dictionary represents, bringing together all the expertise of all these hundreds of authors. Some have contributed only one article so far — others have written upwards of a dozen.
All our authors are volunteers, and have given their work to be published on the Dictionary. It’s quite a contribution.
Authors appear first in the list but they aren’t the only kinds of contributors. Further down, you’ll find the list of Institutions and Collections which have helped the Dictionary, and it’s an impressive list.
Click through to see all the items contributed by any specific institution. This record, for the City of Sydney Council, shows the extensive range of images, oral history and film that they have contributed (but note that the City of Sydney Archives have their own record!)
Finally at the bottom of the Browse Contributors page, you’ll find the Supporters. At present, it’s a small section, but we hope it will get larger as joint projects fill out the Dictionary. One of our successful joint projects has been the Writer-in-residence project we conducted with the support of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts between 2009 and 2012. Click on their Supporters link, and you’ll get a listing of all the articles generated by that project, with links. We are currently working on a joint project with the Irish Consulate-General, which will generate a similar list of supported articles on Sydney’s Irish history.
If you’d like to contribute to or support the Dictionary, please get in touch.
Other posts in this series:
Finding your way through the Dictionary part 4 — Contributors
Finding your way through the Dictionary part 5 — Demographics
Finding your way through the Dictionary part 8 — Bonus extras