WMF GLAM report
Welcoming Satdeep Gill!
Satdeep Gill (sgillwikimedia.org) has joined the Community Programs team at the Wikimedia Foundation, as Program Officer, GLAM and Underrepresented Knowledge. He will carry out research, documentation, and community listening to better understand the challenges of doing GLAM projects in emerging communities — with a particular focus on WikiSource and digitization practices.
Satdeep joined the Wikimedia movement as a volunteer in 2009 and became very active around 2012-13. He has contributed in the growth of the content on Punjabi Wikipedia and the Punjabi community. In a professional capacity, he joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a Strategy coordinator in March 2017. In October 2017, he joined the New Readers program as Community Outreach Coordinator (India). Until mid-January 2019, he will split his time between GLAM and New Readers, after which he will start working full-time at the GLAM team.
Structured Data on Commons and GLAM: pilot projects
As mentioned in this month's Sweden report, The Swedish National Heritage Board has initiated the project Wikimedia Commons Data Roundtripping. It researches and develops a prototype tool to return improved media metadata (translations, data additions etc.) back from Wikimedia Commons to the source institution. This project builds upon the new functionalities and APIs from Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons and is one of its official pilot projects.
The other official GLAM pilot projects with Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons will be listed on their info page in the upcoming month(s), will kick off around March-April 2019, and lead to new Wikimedia Commons and GLAM documentation later in the year.
Ben and Satdeep participated in the WikiCite 2018 conference in Berkeley. Via the conference site, you can find links to video registrations of the presentations.
- Congrats Satdeep! Looking forward to work together with you. KCVelaga (talk) 09:05, 11 December 2018 (UTC)