Submissions:2018/Changing ways of GLAM and artwork file uploads

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This submission is waitlisted for WikiConference North America 2018. It was not scheduled in the first round of scheduling, but may still be scheduled after further review, as slots open up, or as a pre-conference session.



Title
Changing ways of GLAM and artwork file uploads
Theme (optional)
Tech & Tools, GLAM
Academic Peer Review option
No
Type of submission
presentation, but I can also do workshop
Author
Jarek Tuszynski
E-mail address
jarek.w.tuszynski@gmail.com
Wikimedia username
Jarekt
Affiliation(s) (optional)
Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
Abstract

In last several years many of the Commons Infobox templates are being rewritten in Lua, to be able to automatically fetch missing data from linked Wikidata items. In last year, [1] infobox template was added to the list, which is used by almost 2 million files, many of them from GLAM institutions. As a result, the upload of new files using this template is vastly simplified: instead of previously recommended upload of artwork metadata to both Wikidata and to Commons (which were using very different formats), the current recommendation is upload all metadata to Wikidata and than link to it from Commons. Also as with previously rewritten templates (Creator, Institution, Authority control, etc.), the code helps with transfer of great volumes of metadata curated by Commons contributors in last two decades and stored in Commons infoboxes to Wikidata. This project, could also be seen as a precursor of Structured Data on Commons and how Commons metadata can be stored in wikibase format.

Length of presentation
30 min
Special requests
projector
Preferred room size
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?

This talk will be about ongoing work, I presented earlier stages of the work at:

If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?
yes
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
likely

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