2019:GLAM/Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons for GLAM-Wiki
|This is an Accepted submission for the GLAM space at Wikimania 2019.|
Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons for GLAM-Wiki: what does it make possible?[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
In 2019, Wikimedia Commons is undergoing a major update: it is now possible to describe files on Wikimedia Commons with multilingual, structured, machine-readable data from Wikidata.
Structured Data on Commons opens many new perspectives for content partnerships and GLAM-Wiki projects that use Wikimedia Commons, including multilingual descriptions and more refined exchange of data between institutions and Wikimedia projects.
In the past year, several GLAM institutions and Wikimedia communities have worked on pilot projects that explore and demonstrate the intricacies and potential of structured data for GLAM-Wiki activities. After a brief presentation about the new features on Wikimedia Commons, there is a panel and Q&A session, with demonstrations and discussions around these pilot projects.
Relationship to the theme[edit | edit source]
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
Multimedia is an important part of advancing several important themes in the Sustainable Development Goals:
- Quality education -- searchable educational multimedia that can be discovered in any language strengthens the utility of mother tongues and mother tongue education on the internet. Much of the work that our communities do to preserve and capture culture are captured in Wikimedia Commons.
- Peace, justice and strong institutions-- having a free and open environment for sharing multimedia in the global context, and the work that commons photographers do (like covering protests, cultural events, and public gatherings of different kinds), advances the transparency and access to information for everyone in the world.
- Zero hunger and Good health and wellbeing -- well labeled information about the living world around us and the human experience advances the ways in which communities can share from and learn from the experiences of others.
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure -- with structured data on Wikimedia projects in general, the Wikimedia movement contributes essential multilingual IT and knowledge infrastructure to the world.
Session outcomes[edit | edit source]
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- The audience is informed about the new features offered by Structured Data on Commons and how they are relevant for cultural institutions and content partnerships with Wikimedians
- The audience is inspired by a diverse set of pilot projects to explore their own applications of structured data on multimedia files.
Panelists[edit | edit source]
In order of appearance:
- Sandra Fauconnier (WMF), introduction about SDC
- André Costa (WMSE), representing related work in the FindingGLAMs project
- Albin Larsson / Susanna Ånäs, Wikimedia Commons Data Roundtripping
- Florence Devouard / Isla Haddow-Flood / Sean McBirnie, the ISA Tool
- Satdeep Gill (WMF), pilot project around Wikisource and digitization
Affiliation/country[edit | edit source]
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Wikimedia Sverige
- Swedish National Heritage Board
- Wiki In Africa (SA) and Histropedia (UK)
E-mail contact[edit | edit source]
Session type[edit | edit source]
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a: Panel with audience Question & Answer session
Length of session[edit | edit source]
If other than 20 minutes, specify how long
30-40 minutes would be ideal, to allow sufficient time to look at the individual pilot projects.
Supporting work[edit | edit source]
- General info about Structured Data on Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data
- Pilot projects: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/GLAM/Projects
- Short 10-minute presentation during the May Wikimedia Activities Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzSfyWUIjUY?t=151
Requirements[edit | edit source]
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: A theater-style setting that is suitable for a panel setup. Projector and screen needed. Microphones that can be given to the audience for Q&A.
- GLAM staff interested in working with Wikimedia projects
- Wikimedians interested in working with cultural institutions
- Recording: Yes please! It will be very useful to have separate recordings of the individual pilot project presentations afterwards.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Notes from the session can be found here.