This phase largely includes substantial research and prototyping of a database to host the gathered data. Data being gathered from various sources on and off Wikimedia projects has been populated to four broad categories - GLAM Wiki collaborations, GLAM-Wiki events, GLAM-Wiki conference participations, and GLAM-Wiki tools. The first category of projects are comparatively large projects, the second category mostly contains single/stand-alone events ranging one day to a few days such as edit-a-thons, and the last category where the Wikimedia community engaged with conferences and other similar activities in the sector.
Sources that have been researched through for gathering the data are as follows;
Wikimedia Foundation’s Affiliate reports: Reported via pages and subpages linked from Meta:Reports.
By the end of this (the first) phase of research and data gathering, a total of 884 GLAM-Wiki collaborations, 1,340 GLAM-Wiki events, and 344 conference participation/presentations, have been recorded. It is to be noted that these may contain duplicates and umbrella projects, which might be cleaned up and further processed in the next phase. In addition, it is also to note that there are significant data gaps, which are to be dealt in the next phase.
As the final objective to be achieved is to migrate this data to a website based on Linked Data architecture i.e. using Wikibase. Before proceeding with an actual site, Wbstack service has been used to create a test site (https://programs.wiki.opencura.com/wiki/Main_Page) and a substantial testing of data models and properties has been done in the time available. Learning from this testing would be used in later stages.
Details of later stages of the project would be communicated in the coming months, as required.
You are encouraged to review, provide feedback and also help us in filling gaps in the documentation sheet linked below: