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.
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.
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