GLAM/Newsletter/December 2018/Contents/UK report
Martin Poulter has been working on a short animated video to explain the benefit of Wikidata for the University of Oxford's GLAMs. The first draft has been circulated and reviewed, and the latest version ought to be ready in January. Martin took part in ameeting with various Oxford museum staff and Simon Julier, a researcher specialising in virtual environments, to discuss possible projects using virtual reality and augmented reality.
The University have paid a temporary worker to extract data from a written catalogue of astrolabes, and most of this data set has now been reconciled to prepare it for import to Wikidata.
"Detailed depictions with IIIF, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons" is a blog post drawing attention to Wikidata's ability to make statements about specific areas of artworks. It identifies works in the Bodleian Library that could benefit from these rich descriptions.