Title: Wiki Loves SDC – making cultural heritage photos more accessible together
Alicia Fagerving is a programmer at Wikimedia Sverige. They have worked with a number of GLAM institutions in Sweden, including the National Library of Sweden, the Nordic Museum, the Nationalmuseum and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency, helping them share their content on Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. They are currently involved in developing WMSE’s Content Partnership Hub, with a focus on cultural heritage data uploads. They have worked extensively with Wiki Loves* data on Wikidata, as well as large-scale SDC uploads. Photo: Axel Pettersson CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alicia_Fagerving_1_WMSE.jpg
Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture
Submission state: submitted
Duration: 60 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
Since the launch of the Structured Data on Commons infrastructure, millions of photos have been annotated with machine-readable data. But there's still a lot to do – especially in photos of cultural heritage! In this workshop, you will get a practical introduction to SDC, so that you can involve your local community.
Since the launch of the Structured Data on Commons infrastructure, millions of photos have been annotated with machine-readable data. But there's still a lot to do! In this workshop, you will get a practical introduction to SDC, so that you can both start working with it yourself and engage your local community.
The main focus of the workshop are photos from the Wiki Loves Monuments competitions. The volunteer community and Wikimedia Sverige staff have both worked on adding Depicts statements to them, using the information provided in templates by the photographers. But it's not always possible to identify the monument automatically – which is why more active editors are needed.
In the workshop, you will learn:
- Why SDC is valuable
- What statements are most needed in WLM photos
- How to find WLM photos that need SDC
- Tools, SPARQL queries and workflows that will make your work easier
You are especially welcome to participate if you're a local Wiki Loves* organizer and interested in encouraging your local community to work with SDC. We are also hoping to involve a member of the WLM International Team to provide their input and perspective.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
WLM is organized all around the world. By enriching the photos with machine-readable structured data, we are making diverse cultural heritage more accessible, searchable and easier to re-use. The workshop will give the participants tools to promote collaboration within their communities, hopefully leading to more editors from diverse backgrounds learning about and using SDC with photos from their own regions.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?