Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons: community consultations
The project Structured Data on Commons is progressing well; in the upcoming time, the free media files on Wikimedia Commons will be converted to a structured and machine-readable format, so that they become easier to view, search, edit, organize and re-use, in many languages.
The most important changes to Wikimedia Commons will take place this year (yes, in 2018! You can check the roadmap for more detail). GLAMs are very important stakeholders for the 'new' Wikimedia Commons, and we need your input too! The best ways to stay up to date about the project:
We are still growing the GLAM focus group for Structured Commons. It is a group of GLAM staff around the world who are willing to advise and provide feedback regularly in the upcoming months and years. GLAM staff from Africa, Asia, the MENA region and Latin America would be especially welcome; feel free to invite people if you know they would be interested! More info can be obtained from Sandra at sandrafwikimedia.org.
Feedback, examples and activities needed for Wikidata Lesson Plan and Query Service One Pager
We are looking for feedback and contribution, specifically:
What is missing from the lesson plan and one-pager? What other additional materials would you like?
If you have taught Wikidata workshops before and find them successful, upload them to Commons or add to the section for presentations
Once you have uploaded or shared your presentations: Each section has a “Examples” header. Please link to sections of presentations which demonstrate that kind of teaching: we want future Wikidata workshop developers, to have plenty of examples.
If you have had participants in Wikidata workshops contribute content through specific activiteis, considering writing those activities at: the activities section
May 14-16: EuropeanaTech, Rotterdam. The GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation is working together with Europeana to include quite a few Wikimedia-related program elements to the upcoming international EuropeanaTech conference (Rotterdam, May 15-17 + a workshop day on May 14). Keep an eye on the GLAM mailing lists and/or social media - we will keep you updated there. (Ben, Sandra)