Here's an interesting project from the British Library - interesting
both because people may wish to enter (there's £25000 available), and
because it touches on a lot of the same questions we have about the
value and impact of content donations
The British Library has a large and growing collection of material in
the public domain, available through online platforms, such as Flickr
(www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary) and Wikimedia Commons, for
anyone to use, remix and repurpose. However, once released online, the
British Library has little way of following that content as it is
re-used, which makes it difficult to measure any creative and economic
The successful solution will allow public institutions to better
quantify and optimise the economic impact of releasing content into
the public domain (...)
- Andrew Gray
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De: "Gryllida" <gryllida(a)fastmail.fm>
Data: 29/03/2014 21:22
Assunto: [Wikitech-l] Going full-screen on image click
I apologize for cross-posting; I'm trying to reach all projects here, and
encourage you to translate and spread this message to relevant village
pumps. (I explain a tool here, some points, and provide you with a link
where you can participate in the discussion I opened.)
The WMF Engineering Team is kindly working on Media Viewer, which would
show a pop-up of some sort when you click an image. This tool is available
for testing to those people who created an account, in Beta tab, on all
projects. Like you may see the tool has a relatively high impact on average
It came to my mind that the tool goes full-screen, which doesn't meet the
"I stay on the article" expectation. I feel it may be important to an
average reader to gain orientation.
I opened a discussion, with some people calling my idea a "metadata pop-up"
rather than a "media viewer". I feel that may be good thing: the existing
default opens a lot of image info and tells people what Commons is. I feel
the media viewer should do something close to the same, with the advantage
of not leaving the page, and some interactive means of viewing the image if
the user clicks some buttons.
As opposed to that, a "Media Viewer" would show a bigger image and make use
of space. But the mock I have is slightly bigger already, like the existing
"File:*" page. I am not assuming that the reader wants a bigger image; I'm
assuming he may also be interested (and it would be more transparent to) in
reading some metadata, description, date, author.
Please see the discussion here and weigh in, basing on your preferences and
Wikimedia projects experience. Your voice powers the future of the tool,
and Wikimedia projects.
Wikitech-l mailing list
I am Umang Sharma from IIITH (International Institute of Information
Technology - Hyderabad), India and am interested in working for one the
projects proposed by the community i.e. "New media types supported in
Commons" as a GSOC candidate. I have drafted a proposal for the same.
This project has been a long standing community request and it would be
great if I were given the opportunity to work on this and make some
progress. I have planned a basic outline on how to approach the problem. I
have decided to provide a solution for either x3d or collada file
formats(required for representing computer graphics). I will work on the
other if time is there during my project. However, I would like feedback on
which file format is more in demand currently. Also, if anyone has any
recommendations for efficient raster image generations do tell. Please go
through my proposal and tell me how can I improve it and make it up to the
expectations of the community.
Link : https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Umang13/Gsoc14
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Oggetto: [Multimedia] Link to Media Viewer on Commons
Data: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:39:05 -0500
Mittente: Keegan Peterzell
As the Multimedia team finishes up this cycle of Media Viewer development,
we'd appreciate your feedback on some of its final features, such as the
proposed link to Media Viewer from Commons file description pages.
Currently, viewing media on Commons either shows an image standardized on
the file description page, or you can click on the image to view it in full
resolution. Offering a link to open the file using Media Viewer will allow
for a richer media experience, as the viewing size is increased, while
still providing useful information, as well as prominent tools for file
sharing and reuse.
We propose a "View expanded" link below the image on Commons pages (see
mockup thumbnail to the right). This will enable users to open the image in
Media Viewer, without making it the standard viewer for file pages.
Additionally, if the user clicks "share this file" and it opens in Media
Viewer and then the user exits out, they cannot return to Media Viewer
without such a link.
You can find more information and comments from the designers on the Mingle
card #199 and you can view this mockup of what the button will look
like below the file.
Thank you for your time and your feedback, please leave it on the "About
Media Viewer" talk page.
Community Liaison, Product