Commons:Structured data/GLAM

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Inspiration and examples[edit]

Here's a list of GLAM-Wiki projects that use Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons, which can be consulted as inspiration.

Please add your own projects and examples!

Structured data for the collection of a small art museum: Jakob Smitsmuseum, Mol, Belgium[edit]

When?

  • 2019

What?

  • Official pilot project for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons
  • Structured data for the collection of the Jakob Smitsmuseum, a small municipal art museum in Mol, Belgium (1.5 full time staff, 9 volunteers)
  • Around 100 data items and files of artworks (paintings, prints, drawings) by artist Jakob Smits uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata

Who?

  • Data and media uploaded by PACKED, expertise center for digital heritage in Flanders, Belgium
  • Mentored by Sandra Fauconnier, Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data at the Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more:

Connecting three generations of decorative arts and their historical context: Project Wolfers[edit]

When?

  • 2019

What?

  • Official pilot project for Structured Data on Commons
  • Structured data for the work of a dynasty of Belgian silversmiths: Louis Wolfers, Philippe Wolfers and Marcel Wolfers, and their firms, collaborators and companies.
  • Highlights stories and connections between works in different museum collections and their broader context
  • Also focus on describing copyright statements in structured data

Who?

  • Data and media uploaded by PACKED, expertise center for digital heritage in Flanders, Belgium
  • Mentored by Sandra Fauconnier, Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data at the Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more:

Digitized publications, described with structured data, and to be transcribed on Wikisource: Punjabi Qisse[edit]

When?

  • 2019

What?

  • Official pilot project for Structured Data on Commons
  • Structured data was added to a set of old, digitized Punjabi books in the Qisse genre
  • This pilot project looked at the potential of re-use of data between various Wikimedia projects: Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikisource, improving the workflow of contribution to these projects

Who?

  • Data and media uploaded by Punjabi Wikimedia volunteers
  • Mentored by Satdeep Gill, Program Officer, GLAM and Underrepresented Heritage at the Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more:

New possibilities thanks to structured data: metadata roundtripping[edit]

When?

  • 2019

What?

  • Official pilot project for Structured Data on Commons in 2019
  • Research and experiments around a new area of potential, unlocked by structured data: 'roundtripping' data between GLAM databases and Wikimedia Commons / Wikidata

Who?

  • A project by the Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet)
  • Mentored by Sandra Fauconnier, Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data at the Wikimedia Foundation
  • The final blog post also refers to related research on the use of Wikidata by GLAM institutions, by Wikimedia Deutschland

Learn more:

A tool for enrichment and micro-contributions: the ISA Tool[edit]

When?

  • 2019 (launched August 2019 during the Wikimania conference)

What?

  • Official pilot project for Structured Data on Commons
  • A tool that allows anyone to add structured data to files on Commons in an easy and fun way

Who?

  • Development and communications by Wiki In Africa, Eugene Egbe, and Histropedia
  • Mentored by Sandra Fauconnier, Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data at the Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more:

Case Study ORDER – Organized, Reusable Data Enhanced in Relationships[edit]

When?

  • January–February 2020

What?

Who?

  • Case study by Wikimedia Sverige for the FindingGLAMs project, uploading a photo collection from the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska museet)

Learn more:

Structured data uploads of files from the Digital Public Library of America[edit]

See also[edit]

Research and resources about GLAM and (Structured Data on) Wikimedia Commons[edit]

How do cultural institutions use, and contribute to, Wikimedia Commons? What are their needs? How are their media files on Commons re-used by external platforms? The following resources provide insight:

Related to Structured Data on Commons:

IIIF: links, resources and discussion[edit]

International Image Interoperability Framework logo.png

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework (Q22682088)) integration has not been part of the development roadmap for Structured Data on Commons (2017-19), but there are several volunteer-driven IIIF tools. The improved Commons API (with structured data) also makes new IIIF applications easier to develop. This page brings together relevant resources around IIIF and Wikimedia projects.