WMF GLAM report
Structured Data on Commons, Wikidata Workshop materials, and Spring Travel
A proposal on how information can be stored on Wikimedia Commons in the future.
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:
Some news and updates
- A general community consultation on metadata placement in the 'new' structured data on Commons has concluded on March 1. Several GLAM volunteers and staff members have provided specific feedback on GLAM metadata - thank you! You can still add extra thoughts and insights to the page.
- 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
A one page handout for workshops on the Query service.
As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Wikidata team at Wikimedia Deutschland to develop teaching materials that can help GLAM and other communities contribute to Wikidata, Astinson (WMF) (talk · contribs) has developed a lesson plan for teaching Wikidata workshops, and a one pager for helping teach the Wikidata Query service.
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
- Check out the lesson plan at on Wikidata
The GLAM team at the Foundation is going to be at the following community events and conferences. Let us know if you'd like to meet up!
- March 16-18: WikiIndaba 2018, Tunis (Alex)
- April 13-15: Creative Commons Global Summit, Toronto (Alex)
- April 18-22: Wikimedia Conference, Berlin (including Learning Days) (Sandra, Alex, Ben)
- May 10-12: Yerevan 2800, Armenia (Sandra)
- 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)
- May 18-20 Wikimedia Hackathon, Barcelona (Sandra)
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