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Title: Wikimedia Commons Basics Workshop



Wikimedian since 2005, Wikimania 2020, 2021, & 2023 COT Scholarship lead for all three, member of the current Wikimania Steering committee. ESEAP co-lead for 2022 ESEAP conference, and scholarship coordinator. Photographer with over 4,000 uploads of photographs, videos and maps to Wikimedia Commons and established Commons Quality Images program. Foundering member of Wikimedia Australia, President from 2015 to 2017, Vice President 2017/18, 2013-2015.

Ceslause Ogbonnaya

I have been a member of the Igbo Wikimedians User Group, editing on Igbo Wikipedia since 2018. In 2020, I was one of the grantees of Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos annual project grant, and was also the Project lead for the 2020 Igbo Wikimedians User Group Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign. I currently work for Wiki In Africa where I host the WikiAfrica Hour vodcast,and serve as Communications, Database and Community support across Wiki In Africa and WikiAfrica movement projects, like Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Women, etc. I’m currently the Wikimedian-In-Residence for Africa Knowledge Initiative project. I also was part of the WikiIndaba 2022 Conference CoT, and served under the Sponsorships & Partnerships unit.

Mike Dickison

Mike Dickison was New Zealand Wikipedian at Large 2018–2019. He is now a freelance Wikimedia consultant with GLAM and scientific research organisations, and is currently undertaking Wikipedian in Residence contracts with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, and the University of Otago. He is Vice President of Wikimedia Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Room: Room 310

Start time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 14:15:00 +0800

End time: Wed, 16 Aug 2023 16:30:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

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Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 135 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Wikimedia Commons is a free, collaborative, multilingual, online media repository that anyone can upload and use. Wikimedia Commons contains over 90 million media files—photos, audio, and video—on various topics, concepts, and objects, which can be accessed and improved by anyone in the world. In this workshop, you will learn what Wikimedia Commons is, how it works, and how you can contribute to it. You will also learn how to use Wikimedia Commons as a resource for learning and teaching.

Description[edit source]

The workshop is designed for media contributors who have some prior experience with Wikimedia projects or media uploading. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about Wikimedia Commons and media. The workshop will be interactive and hands-on, with exercises and examples to help you practice your skills.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Introduction to Wikimedia Commons: What is Wikimedia Commons and why is it important? You will learn about the history, goals, and format of Wikimedia Commons, and how it differs from other media repositories and information sources.

Browsing Wikimedia Commons: How to find and use media files on Wikimedia Commons. You will learn how to search for files, categories, galleries, and other pages on Wikimedia Commons. You will also learn how to view and understand the file pages, which contain various types of information such as descriptions, licenses, sources, authors, etc.

Uploading to Wikimedia Commons: How to upload media files to Wikimedia Commons. You will learn how to use the Upload Wizard and other tools to upload files from your device or from other sources. You will also learn how to add and modify information on file pages, such as descriptions, categories, templates, etc.

Working with Wikimedia Commons: How to join a WikiProject and “Wiki Loves” campaigns, use tools and bots, and participate in the community.12 You will learn how to collaborate with other Wikimedia Commons contributors on specific topics or tasks. You will also learn how to use various tools and bots to enhance your uploading experience and productivity. You will also learn how to communicate with other contributors and get help or feedback on your work.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This workshop relates to the conference themes of Diversity, Collaboration, and Future in the following ways:

Diversity: This workshop celebrates the diversity of media files and contributors that are involved in Wikimedia Commons, which covers various domains, languages, and cultures. You will learn how to find and use media files from different subjects, fields, and regions on Wikimedia Commons. You will also learn how to contribute to the documentation and improvement of media files on Wikimedia Commons.

Collaboration: This workshop fosters collaboration by teaching how to join and contribute to WikiProjects, use tools and bots, and communicate with other Wikimedia Commons contributors. You will also learn how to reuse and integrate media files from Wikimedia Commons in other projects and services. Collaboration is essential for enhancing the quality and quantity of media files that support and benefit the Wikimedia projects.

Future: This workshop prepares you for the future by exposing you to the latest technologies, trends, and innovations in Wikimedia Commons and media uploading. You will also learn how to use Wikimedia Commons as a resource for learning and teaching, which can help you improve your skills and knowledge in various areas. Future-oriented themes are popular and engaging for conference-goers who want to stay ahead of the curve.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand