November comes and November goes, Wikimedians stay!
BIU Santé, a new partner !
Enriching medicine history on Commons
Wikimedia France signed a new partnership with the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Santé, attached to the Paris-Descartes University. The Faculty of Medicine, founded in the thirteenth century, led to collections including 400,000 monographs, 21,000 journal titles, more than 1,000 manuscripts, 500,000 theses ...Pharmacy, biology and cosmetology funds include 100,000 books, theses, pamphlets and laboratory publications and over 4,000 journal titles. As a first step in this partnership, the library decided to upload a collection of more than 4000 portraits of doctors and researchers on Wikimedia Commons. The upload should start on the 1st quarter 2016 and will be done thanks to a tool developed by EdouardHue, entitled "ComeOn !"
Philippe Bélaval,President of Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Christophe Henner and Nathalie Martin from Wikimédia France gave a speech at the Conciergerie
WLM 2015 award ceremony at the heart of Paris
The awards ceremony for the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 was organized this year at the Conciergerie, in Paris. This spectacular place (formerly a prison) actually hosted the exhibition of the winning photos of two contests in parallel : Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Earth. About 150 guests were able to admire them while enjoying a glass of champagne and take part in the festive spirit of the evening.
Callisto : mapping artworks worldwide
The Crotos project is a searching engione which allows to display artworks, combining both Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons files. Crotos is based on the aggregation of cultural data. The search is available in twenty different languages, which allows for fine searches using criteria such as author, title, place of conservation, creation date or the depicted elements. On November 13th, Shonagon, who designed Crotos, coded a new feature called Callisto : an interactive map that allows you to explore and view artworks, museums and representations of places worldwide.
Université de Rennes 1, Charles Oberthür collection, butterflies, Australia
When art meets science
Wikimedians of Rennes took advantage of the exhibition "Oberthur, Rennes Printing" at the Rennes museum to take pictures of the entomological collections of Charles Oberthür. The photographs were submitted to the European Science Photo Competition organized on Commons within the category Image sets.
Hey guys, do you have a more comprehensive literature about Crotos and Callisto? I want to know about it. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 03:44, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
- Hello Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton.
- Someone has pinged me about your question on Crotos. For Crotos, there is a short presentation in English here . Callisto reuses artworks data from Wikidata compiled via Crotos.
- The main point is that there is now a big dataset on visual artworks in Wikidata and Crotos is just a way to reuse them in a dedicated interface. All data are from Wikidata, all images are from WikiCommons. I hope it will help to understand. Best regards --Shonagon (talk) 15:30, 21 December 2015 (UTC)