First let me introduce myself: I’m David Haskiya (or http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:DivadH ) and the manager of the GLAMwiki toolset project. I thought I’d send some brief information about the status of the project and where we are at this point. From now on we plan to send out these little updates once every sprint.


Our project started on September 1 and we are now in the middle of our 5th sprint of development. The first three sprints of the project were very focused on setting up environments for development, testing and beginning a discussion with the Wikimedia Foundation about the production environment.


Some hypothesis on system architecture were tested and discarded and we’ve now settled on running the project on Wikimedia Labs and are busy developing the GLAMtoolset as a Mediawiki extension (a local installation on Labs).


We’re currently working with developing the workflow and initial simple UI  for doing batch uploads of GLAM datasets (in XML-format), mapping the in-data to Commons templates (starting with Artwork) and then uploading the metadata records and the media files they link to our Mediawiki instance on Wikimedia Labs. You can check out a screencast made by our Teach Lead Dan here:



Another component of the project is to collate and collect requirements from GLAMs on what kind of statistics and metrics they’d like to be able to get about their datasets once uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. A lot of information about that has already been gathered by others and we’re working that into the project. But we’ve also just sent out a survey to GLAMs about their metrics needs that should give us more information and to make sure we’re not missing anything essential, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGNMQ2hMMXFBQ0RIYnJtcmhRQm5oN3c6MQ#gid=0


Please help spread the word about and link to the survey!


There’s more information about the project and our progress on our project website: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:GLAMToolset_project/Sprint_Demos#Sprint_4


If you have any questions or input don’t hesitate to send them- to this list!





David Haskiya

Product Developer

Phone: +31 (0)70 3140 696

Mobile: +31 (0)64 217 2542
Email: david.haskiya@kb.nl
Skype: davidhaskiya