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Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Fall 2018 edition[edit]

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
Things to do / input and feedback requests


Since the last newsletter:

Presentations / Press / Events
Partners and allies
  • The info portal on Structured Commons now includes a section on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).
  • We are currently planning the first GLAM pilot projects that will use structured data on Wikimedia Commons. One project has already started: the Swedish Heritage Board researches and develops a prototype tool to provide improved metadata (translations, data additions...) from Wikimedia Commons back to the source institution. Read the project brief.
  • The documentation for batch uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons will be improved in 2019, as part of preparing for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. To prepare, the GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation wants to understand better which types of documentation you already use, and how you like to learn new GLAM-Wiki skills and knowledge. Fill in a short survey to provide input!
Stay up to date!

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk)

Message sent by MediaWiki message delivery - 17:58, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Captions in January[edit]

The previous message from today says captions will be released in November in the text. January is the correct month. My apologies for the potential confusion. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)[edit]

My apologies if this is a duplicate message for you, it is being sent to multiple lists which you may be signed up for.

Hi all, following up on last month's announcement...

Multilingual file captions will be released this week, on either Wednesday, 9 January or Thursday, 10 January 2019. Captions are a feature to add short, translatable descriptions to files. Here's some links you might want to look follow before the release, if you haven't already:

  1. Read over the help page for using captions - I wrote the page on because captions are available for any MediaWiki user, feel free to host/modify a copy of the page here on Commons.
  2. Test out using captions on Beta Commons.
  3. Leave feedback about the test on the captions test talk page, if you have anything you'd like to say prior to release.

Additionally, there will be an IRC office hour on Thursday, 10 January with the Structured Data team to talk about file captions, as well as anything else the community may be interested in. Date/time conversion, as well as a link to join, are on Meta.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to seeing those who can make it to the IRC office hour on Thursday. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Vietnam. Three Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) F-4D Phantom II fighter aircraft from the attack aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41) and three Corsair II attack aircraft from the attack aircraft carrier USS America ((...) - NARA - 558517.gif[edit]

Hi, I don't know what your aim with this bot is, but most NARA files have been uploaded already in TIF-quality. I see no reason to upload the same files in low GIF-quality. I would be glad if you could either upload high-res files or at least exclude low quality duplicates of existing files. Thank you. Cobatfor (talk) 17:43, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

US National Archives bot down? and request[edit]

I notice the US National Archives bot hasn't uploaded anything since October, 2018. Has it been deactivated? Also, are there any plans to upload .jpg versions of the many .tiff master files? I know .tiff files are preferred for file fidelity, but .jpg are more convenient for displaying on Wikimedia sites. Also, may I request a bot-assisted upload of the NARA series Gerald R. Ford White House Photographs, compiled 08/09/1974 - 01/20/1977? The corresponding Commons category only has a about 80 images, while the NARA collection appears to have over 1,000. Note that some previously uploaded files uploaded without complete bot-generated meta data, e.g. this one, are more difficult to categorize. Thanks! (Update, I just read your user page, and understand if you can't contribute or respond right now due to the ongoing Federal shutdown. All the best! Take care.)--Animalparty (talk) 00:07, 15 January 2019 (UTC)