GLAM/Newsletter/August 2021/Contents/Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons report
OpenRefine starts SDC development
OpenRefine starts Structured Data on Commons development in September 2021!
The OpenRefine team starts development of Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons (SDC) support in September. This project is funded by a Wikimedia Foundation Project Grant. Eugene Egbe (developer of, among others, the ISA Tool) works as a contractor for this project, and he will develop several Wikimedia-specific functionalities: a Wikimedia Commons reconciliation service and an upload tool. In November, a second developer will come on board who will work more closely on the OpenRefine side.
This project runs until end June 2022; by then, OpenRefine should be enhanced with functionalities to (1) batch edit and (2) upload files with structured data on Wikimedia Commons. We are currently planning to have batch editing functionalities ready by January-February 2022, and batch upload functionalities by June 2022.
We warmly welcome community feedback in this trajectory. Sandra will soon start reaching out to specific community members who already actively expressed interest in providing input, in testing and piloting new features. If you want to indicate that you'd like to be part of this feedback panel as well, feel free to fill in this form! We value your input!
Follow what we are working on
You can check the planning and milestones of the project, and short monthly reports, on Meta. Notes of the development team meetings are collected in this public Etherpad.
Work on this project will be tracked on Phabricator and on GitHub. Feel free to subscribe to, and participate in the discussions!
- Workboards related to development for this project on Phabricator:
- OpenRefine https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/openrefine/
- Reconciliation https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/reconciliation/
- Workboard related to development for this project on GitHub: https://github.com/OpenRefine/OpenRefine/projects/10