GLAM/Newsletter/November 2014/Contents/Tool testing report
Tools for references, images, video, file usage; Popular Pages
A few weeks ago, a discussion referred to "tool testing reports, the last one of which is unfortunately more than a year old". I take this as an occasion to give it another go.
Tools for managing references
There are many different ways in which references are being handled across Wikimedia platforms, and Matt Senate has systematically surveyed the tools available for that. This is an important step in preparation of bringing reference metadata onto Wikidata more systematically, and making that information available to other Wikimedia platforms.
WikiProject-based view stats
The tool Popular Pages allows editors to create lists of popular articles within the scope of a given WikiProject, ordered by view count. For an example, see the WikiProject Computational Biology instance that has recently been set up.
Media file request counts
A request for comments about the specifications of the new media file request dumps is ongoing. They will provide the basis for file-level usage stats, so feedback from the GLAM community that has provided Wikimedia Commons with hundreds of thousands of images and other media files so far would be very welcome.
Images on Wikidata
Magnus Manske wrote a blog post about how many images are being used on some of the larger Wikimedia projects. His analysis suggests that Wikipedia articles (across languages) could benefit from more systematic inclusion of relevant images already known to Wikidata, and he has a tool that works in the opposite direction - adding images to Wikidata based on the corresponding Wikipedia articles.
Videos in Wikipedia articles
The tool articlemedia (seen at de:Benutzer:Atlasowa/Video) lists Wikipedia articles (currently, English and German only) that have videos embedded. It thus complements category listings like en:Category:Articles containing video clips. I tested the tool for both languages, with format "Wikitext" and with "filenames" checked. The results are available as (large) subpages of this page (English/ German).