Open Access report
Wikidata for research: proposal submitted; Open Access Media Importer: featured media
Wikidata for research: H2020 proposal submitted
On January 14, the H2020 proposal "Wikidata for research" was submitted to the European Commission. As outlined in the December's Special story, it was drafted in the open and has a strong GLAM component. In particular, Task 4.5 (coordinated by Europeana, with contributions from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin) is specifically about "Wikidata for cultural heritage".
The proposal served as a seed for the new WikiProject Wikidata for research, whose aim it is to stimulate interaction between the Wikidata and research communities. In February, Wikidata for research meetups will take place at EuropeanaTech in Paris and at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin to plan followup activities, for which further GLAM participation is welcome.
- Title: Enabling Open Science: Wikidata for Research (available via ZENODO: doi:10.5281/zenodo.13906 under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License). Due to many copyrighted letterheads, the letters of support from the Associate partners could not be made available under an open license, which precluded inclusion in the Zenodo repository or upload to Wikimedia Commons. They are available separately.
Open Access Media Importer: frog quickenings, orang clicks, and drinking songs of zebra finches
The following represents a selection of the files that have been uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer this month, bringing the total to over 18,700. The first one on the list was featured under media of the day on Wikimedia Commons on January 16, as was another video uploaded by the bot on January 5. If you can think of wiki pages where these files (or other files from the same source articles) could be useful, please put them in there or let us know.
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