GLAM/Newsletter/October 2021/Contents/Content Partnerships Hub report
Needs assessment interviews; Cultural heritage on Wikidata – thousands of monuments in Norway; Structured Data uploads continue
Needs assessment interviews
We have made an initial evaluation and assessment of the interviews and discussions that we conducted during September and October. Results show that there is a need and we have grouped these into four themes. It has been both fun and educational to meet so many wonderful people in the movement.
The needs are about more resources, training at different levels, know-how and hands-on. So there are many new ways to work further on. We will continue with more interviews and even deepen these if necessary. If you want to be involved and contribute with suggestions how to improve the work with content partnership, you are welcome to contact tore.danielssonwikimedia.se
Cultural heritage on Wikidata – thousands of monuments in Norway
We created almost 14,000 items on Wikidata for cultural heritage monuments in Norway. The data for the items was taken from the Monuments database. These were originally from the Norwegian Riksantikvaren’s site] and include the ID in their database: Kulturminne ID (P758).
An attempt to match the items against already existing Wikidata items was made, to add the ID to them. It was however hard to get the correct items, as the articles for many of the monuments were about wider concepts. E.g. a piece of rock art linking to a village where it is located.
Items with the Kulturminne ID property, including the newly created ones, can be viewed in this query.
Structured Data uploads continue
We have set up a page in the hub portal with a summary of our data uploads, including the work with SDC and Wiki Loves Monuments. There you can find an overview of the countries we have worked with. We are now up to a dozen countries, with Norway and Tunisia as the most recent additions.
Tools and data – WMSE at the WikidataCon 2021
We had a great opportunity to talk about different aspects of the hub initiative at WikidataCon 2021.
Alicia Fagerving participated in the panel Please don’t get hit by a bus! Towards a resilient and sustainable Wikidata tool ecosystem, moderated by Sandra Fauconnier. Several developers exchanged their experiences of creating and maintaining Wikimedia tools, with all the joys and frustrations it involves. Tools, such as Pattypan and OpenRefine, are the key to working with big amounts with data and other resources, so it's definitely something we're keeping an eye on as an emerging Content Partnerships Hub.
Alicia also talked about our work with Structured Data on Commons and Wiki Loves Monuments photos.
Once the recordings of these talks are available, you will be able to find them here.