While the first features for Structured Data on Commons are further developed, the first GLAM pilot projects are in progress too.
In March 2019, Packed/VIAA (BE) has been doing preparatory work on Project Wolfers, a pilot project for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons that brings the vast oeuvre of the Wolfers dynasty together on Wikidata and - where copyright allows - on Wikimedia Commons.
Louis Wolfers (1820-1892), his son Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929) and grandson Marcel Wolfers (1886-1976) were part of a family of prominent Belgian silversmiths and designers of decorative arts - jewellery, sculpture and other decorative items. Many objects that they have designed have been spread out through Belgian and international museum and private collections; their company's archive and many design sketches have been preserved as well.
In March, many Wikidata items have been uploaded for this project. As soon as Depicts and other statements for Structured Data on Commons are deployed, additional images of the works and sketches will be uploaded in structured data format, and existing images on Wikimedia Commons will be enhanced with structured data too.
Study of flowers, drawing (1895) by Philippe Wolfers, collection King Baudouin Foundation
Civilisation et Barbarie, file box (1897-98) by Philippe Wolfers, collection King Baudouin Foundation and Royal Museums of Art and History
Design drawing for vase 'Peacock Feathers' (1899) by Philippe Wolfers, collection King Baudouin Foundation
Peacock Feathers, vase (1899) by Philippe Wolfers, collection King Baudouin Foundation and Royal Museums of Art and History
Design drawing for comb 'Birds and Irises' (1899) by Philippe Wolfers, collection King Baudouin Foundation
Birds and Irises, comb (ca. 1900) by Philippe Wolfers, collection King Baudouin Foundation and Royal Museums of Art and History
Swan Pendant (ca. 1901) by Philippe Wolfers, collection Rijksmuseum
Ondine table centrepiece (1958) by Marcel Wolfers, collection DIVA and King Baudouin Foundation
In general, the pilot project experiments with the following new questions and challenges around structured data:
Uploading data to Wikidata and related media files to Wikimedia Commons, in structured data format
Data modelling on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons for decorative arts
Data modelling for a detailed collection where many objects have a close relationship to each other - for instance, inspirational drawings and design sketches for pieces of jewellery
Copyright clearance and copyright data modelling for objects with several creators, sometimes also (historical) companies
Consultation about UploadWizard for Wiki Loves... campaigns
In the not so far future, it will also be possible to organize Wiki Loves... (Monuments, Earth, Africa, Art, Love, ...) campaigns on Wikimedia Commons with structured data.
In the course of 2019, the SDC development team wants to improve Wikimedia Commons' UploadWizard to support the campaigns that want to be powered by Structured Data 'new style'.
Do you have ideas and wishes for this? The team wants to hear which structured data features you want to see in UploadWizard. A community consultation runs during the first two weeks of April 2019.
Case Study about Bengali Wikisource 10th Anniversary Proofreading Contest
As an effort to document projects related to Wikisource, we have started by writing the first case study about Bengali Wikisource 10th Anniversary Proofreading Contest held in 2017 with the help of contest organizers Bodhisattwa and Jayantanth. If you know about, or have organized interesting Wikisource related projects that you would like to be documented in form of a case study, feel free to reach out to us at sgillwikimedia.org.