WMF GLAM report
GLAM metadata standards and Wikimedia projects
What is the status of the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) standard and other GLAM standards and their availability and mapping on Wikimedia projects?
When cultural institutions (GLAMs) start collaborating with Wikimedians, and when they intend to upload files to Wikimedia Commons or contribute data to Wikidata, these institutions often ask how the data models used in their internal collection databases should be translated to Wikimedia platforms.
In order to help GLAMs and Wikimedians collect best practices for this, the Wikimedia Foundation's GLAM team has initiated a page on meta.wikimedia.org – GLAM/Metadata standards and Wikimedia – that provides an overview of the most-often used GLAM standards and how (if at all) they map to data models on Wikimedia projects. The overview focuses on Linked Open Data or structured data, i.e. cultural data on Wikidata and in structured data on Wikimedia Commons).
The list is certainly not complete. Please improve and extend the page, especially on widely-used metadata standards, and help keep it up to date.
In the future, this list can then also be used to prioritize GLAM metadata standards that need to be supported in improved tools for GLAM-Wiki projects: software for batch uploads to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, and software that supports metadata roundtripping between Wikimedia platforms and GLAM databases.
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