Commons:GWToolset users

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GLAMwiki Toolset
The tool
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Users & their uploads

GWToolset users are users who are able to use the GLAMWikiToolset extension to mass upload pictures from GLAM institutions to Commons.

The user community had an open email group to exchange information about projects, best practices, improvement of the tool (including discussion to prioritize the resolution of reported bugs) and user documentation. There is a Steering Group composed of experienced Wikimedia Commons batch uploaders, Wikimedia Chapter funding representatives and the project team (current partners are Europeana), which has oversight of project development, acting as sprint reviews during active development, and discusses future proposals related to the toolset.

The Steering Group has a closed email list, meetings are held by video-conferencing several times a year, and etherpad minutes are published of past meetings, see the Project pages.

Users and projects[edit]

As of September 2017 there have been 243 user accounts to upload files with the GLAMwikiToolset.

Users with GWToolset rights
User Projects and proposals using the GWToolset Edit table
2014: NYPL maps 12,000 scanned maps from the New York Public Library ✓ Done
2014: Art of Japan in the Rijksmuseum an initial set of 2,496 images from the Rijksmuseum ✓ Done
2014: Paintings in the Rijksmuseum an update of 3,600 as part of a Wikidata project ✓ Done
2014: Photochrom prints collection: 21R from the Library of Congress ✓ Done
2014: Panoramic photographs collection: 0R from the Library of Congress ✓ Done
2014: Historic American Buildings Survey (Cat) (303,801 uploaded, estimated total >200,000)
2014: Wellcome 100,000 images from the Wellcome Digital Library (upload being arranged)
If you want to try GWT on the beta cluster before asking for access on Commons, I can arrange it - drop me a note with a rationale and a link to your beta account.
Jheald 2014: British Library 430 scanned highlight images uploaded via Flickr from BL Images Online. ✓[OK] Done.
85jesse 2014: Media from Open Beelden over 1500 videos, including Dutch newsreels and footage of nature, especially birds
Swiss National Library 2014: SNL wants to upload further collections of pictures to Commons.

2015: 2358 pictures of "Schweizer Kleinmeister" from the mid-18th to mid-19th Category:Collection Gugelmann ✓ Done
2016: ~1300 photographs taken by Max van Berchem, showing buildings and monuments from Switzerland Category:CH-NB-Max van Berchem ✓ Done

Hansmuller 2013-2015: Dutch Wikipedian in special residence at eleven Dutch academic libraries, see Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians in Special Residence in the Netherlands 2013-2014✓ Done

2014: Images from the Peace Palace Library, 1980 high resolution photographs of old prints from the same library✓ Done
2014: Images from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, 190 photographs of slums in the Third World, from the same institute✓ Done
(also, with UploadWizard and Commonist:
2014: Images from the African Studies Centre (Leiden), 161 old photographs/maps of Africa from the same institute✓ Done
2014: Media from Atria, kennisinstituut voor emancipatie en vrouwengeschiedenis, 116 photographs of the women's movement from the same institute ✓ Done)
2015: GWToolset again: Media contributed by KITLV, 2400-odd 19th century photographs of Indonesia and India from Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and Leiden University Library✓ Done
2015 - 2016: Media donated by Naturalis Biodiversity Center, scans, videos, artwork and photographs from Naturalis in a Wikipedian in residence project in 2015, see Wikipedia:GLAM/Naturalis, in total 276.000+ files✓ Done
2016: 3000 more colonial photographs of Indonesia (Dutch Indies) donated by Leiden University Library from the KITLV collection.✓ Done
2017: for smaller projects i used Pattypan.

Multichill I'm on the steering group of the project. Not sure yet what I'm going to upload.
DivadH 2014: Uploaded the Category:Images_of_Samis_and_of_West_Bothnia photography collection from the Swedish National Heritage Board as a pilot full-scale test of the tool. ✓ Done
Benoit Rochon w:en:Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Ayaita 2014:La Mochila, Almanaque Azul
Jean-Frédéric Serve on the steering group
Oversees “Champlitte“
Upload “MH_Ile-de-France” ~ 3000 files ✓ Done
“Fonds Raoul Berthelé ~ 2000 files ✓ Done
Ally Crockford 2014: 1100 images uploaded from the National Library of Scotland. NLS wants to release further images, currently aiming to upload up to 10,000 files over the next six months to a year.
Slowking4 2015: LOC FSA images
2016: Florida Memory Project
Basvb 2014: KNBLO images of the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse. 1.185 images. Upload description.

2015: Evert van der Grinten collection 808 images. Upload description.

Pdproject Cooperation with Wikimedia Deutschland:

2011 (Oct-Dec): 34 audio files of 78 rpm gramophone records (will be replaced in 2015 with high quality flac files)
2012: 163 audio files of 78 rpm gramophone records (will be replaced in 2015 with high quality flac files)

Cooperation with Wikimedia CH:
2013: 97 audio files of 78 rpm gramophone records (will be replaced in 2015 with high quality flac files)
2014: 29 audio files of 78 rpm gramophone records (will be replaced in 2015 with high quality flac files)
2015 (Jan-Mar): 47 audio files of 78 rpm gramophone records (will be replaced in 2015 with high quality flac files)
2015 (Apr-Dec): from 242 audio files digitized in 2014, we have investigated the copyrights of 90 files which are currently being cataloged and then uploaded
Future: >50'000 78 rpm gramophone records, thousands of vinyl discs and hundreds of phonograph cylinders waiting for their cleaning, digitization and copyright investigation
See also: All uploaded files

Ambrosiani / Nordiska museet 2015: 19th century fashion illustrations from Swedish fashion magazines (1,051 images) and mid 20th century fashion photos (28 images). ✓ Done
Chandres (aka:Neuchâtel Herbarium upload of Herbarium sheets pictures and microscope preparation of amoeba Neuchâtel_Herbarium_Project & Pénard project
  • 16-7-2015: 133 images in Atlas Beudeker - National library of the Netherlands on behalf of the British Library ✓ Done
  • 17-7-2015: 2579 images in Atlas Schoemaker - National library of the Netherlands ✓ Done
  • 17-7-2015: 446 images in Atlas van der Hagen - National library of the Netherlands ✓ Done
  • 15-9-2015: 2827 images in Category:Birds in art - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam for Edith-a-thon "Vogelen in het Rijksmuseum" (4-10-2015)

Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

  • 1041 images from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera
  • More to come in 2016

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