GLAM/Newsletter/February 2016/Contents/France report
Come On !
In February, EdouardHue came to Paris to present his uploading tool ComeOn ! to Wikimédia France members, staff and two partners. The French National Archives and the Health Inter-Universities Library are both involved in content partnership with our organization, as many others. As uploading files to Commons sometimes takes a lot of time and requires dedicated skills, we tend to run short of volunteer resources to perform these uploads. Edouard proposed to train partners on the tool he developed, to empower them and give them a greater autonomy. The afternoon was a success !
Wikidata for Science
A day of discovery of Wikidata was held on February 2 by Wikimedia France and the Center for Data Science of Paris-Saclay. This day - open to all - was held within the University Paris-Saclay : 40 academics and PhD students attended the workshop to discover how Wikidata is today one of the first open knowledge database in the world, and how to integrate it and use it in the projects of students and researchers.
Data sharing, with the aim of achieving the "Linked Data" also called Giant Global Graph, or Web 3.0, involves costly creation of knowledge databases, which themselves become obsolete very quickly. The alternative is the collective development of these knowledge databases on a contributory basis.
The various scientific fields are already represented in Wikidata. These contributions can be used for example to facilitate the discovery of information, reproducibility and traceability of research. The Center for Data Science worked on tools aiming to facilitate the discovery and reuse of the data contained in Wikidata.
Musée de Bretagne
A new workshop took place at the musée de Bretagne (museum of Brittany) with the Wikimédia France's Rennes local group on February 27. After a one-hour visit of the temporary exhibition “Boire” (french for Drink), several wikimedians gathered to edit and explain the Wikimedia projects around the beverage thematic.