Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons report
Structured data on Commons editing now possible with OpenRefine 3.6; file uploading with 3.7
Release of OpenRefine 3.6 with Wikimedia Commons editing functionalities
Video demo of Wikimedia Commons (structured data) editing with OpenRefine during Wikidata Lab XXXIV, 9 June 2022 (approx 1 hour 20 minutes).
In June 2022, the OpenRefine team released a first beta version of OpenRefine 3.6, which supports editing files on Wikimedia Commons with structured data.
At the time of publication of this newsletter, the most current version is OpenRefine 3.6-rc1 (Release Candidate 1), which you can download at
https://openrefine.org/download.html. Give it a try!
Step by step instructions on how to edit files on Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine are available at
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:OpenRefine/Adding_structured_data_with_OpenRefine. If you have suggestions for improvements for this page, please leave them on the talk page (or edit the page directly!).
the OpenRefine installation in the cloud on PAWS, at the time of publication of this newsletter (early July 2022), is not upgraded to OpenRefine 3.6 yet, and it's therefore not yet possible to edit Wikimedia Commons files there.
Experimental uploading to Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine 3.7
The OpenRefine team is also already working on the next version of the software, version 3.7, which will support the upload of new files to Wikimedia Commons.
If you want to give it a try, you will need to
download a snapshot release of OpenRefine 3.7 via GitHub. In this (temporary) Google document you find step-by-step instructions how to upload files with early snapshot releases of OpenRefine 3.7. More than 2,000 files have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine already!
This feature is being improved and made more user-friendly in the upcoming months. You can expect the release of an official/stable version of OpenRefine with Commons upload functionalities by end October 2022. Official documentation of that feature will also be published then.
A selection of files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with OpenRefine
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