WMF GLAM report
Recent travels; Structured Data on Commons updates
Recent travels and presentations
Jason Evans talks about Wikidata and the National Library of Wales at EuropeanaTech 2018
A group of Wikimedians (including Sandra) were invited to Yerevan, where Wikimedia Armenia organized its GLAM Forum Yerevan for local GLAM professionals. Check this month's Armenia report for a summary!
In May, Europeana held its EuropeanaTech conference, which brought together almost 300 European and worldwide GLAM professionals working on technical aspects of cultural heritage, aggregation and Linked Open Data. GLAM-Wiki and Wikidata were important themes throughout the conference. Read a longer overview in this month's Wikidata report in This Month in GLAM.
The Structured Data on Commons corner at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2018 in Barcelona
The Wikimedia Hackathon, Barcelona included Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons as a focus area. Volunteer developers and the team discussed tools around Structured Commons, first ideas for basic data modelling, and search functionalities.
Structured Data on Commons
A first community consultation about GLAM metadata and ontology mapping for Structured Data on Commons has concluded in early May; a summary and next steps are available on the talk page.
Until 5 June, there was also a design consultation on MediaInfo and multilingual captions for files.
PDF file with the 4 GLAM personas collected for Structured Data on Commons
Recently, the research team of the Wikimedia Foundation published four GLAM contributor personas to Commons. A persona is a fictional character that represents a specific kind of user; the GLAM personas are four typical GLAM staff members that contribute to Wikimedia Commons. These personas, developed by design research intern Niharika Ved,, can help anyone (including developers, designers, and organizers) better understand the people who contribute to Wikimedia Commons from a GLAM perspective, including their needs, and the issues and pain points they encounter.
The personas are based on interview and survey responses from GLAM participants collected during the GLAM Structured Data contributor research last Fall.
IRC office hour
A new IRC office hour about Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons is planned on Tuesday 19 June. More info and participation link at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours
Other going ons
- Alex is still focused on documenting the processs of creating Wikipedian in Residence positions (see last month for more information). If you would like to share information about a residency that you have hosted please reach out astinsonwikimedia.org
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