On Jul 25, 2014 10:18 AM, "Hans Muller" <j.m.muller@hccnet.nl> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Uploads without input URL?
> --------------------------
> As a fond user of the efficient GWToolSet i still have one wish: uploads
> without an input URL, straight from hard disk, a major software change? A
> URL is after all also internally a hard disk location.
> Why?
> ----
> As a wikipedian in special residence (6 x 2 months/GLAM) in The
> Netherlands I found that it takes the local IT-management of a GLAM at
> least 1 month to provide a URL for uploadables to Wikimedia Commons. Web
> editors don't understand what you mean, IT-system managers have never done
> it and are afraid of hackers, finally copying to the eventual upload url
> has sometimes to be done by other trusted personnel etc. By then my 2
> month stint at the GLAM can be nearly over.
> Gaining project time
> --------------------
> So if the requirement of an upload URL might be relaxed, that would mean
> gaining at least 1 month of project time for media donations.
> (For smaller uploads to Commons there is, e.g., the Commonist Javatool,
> which does not require an upload URL,
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commonist, so it might be done for
> GlamWikiToolset as well?)
> * What do you think? Do you have the same experience and need with GLAMs?
> * Could this be done?
> Kind regards, hans muller
> Wikipedian in special residence 2013-2014
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hansmuller
> j.m.muller@hccnet.nl
> hans@wikimedia.nl
> Project in English:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians_in_Special_Residence_in_the_Netherlands_2013-2014
> Project in Dutch (more extensive):
> https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/Wikipedians_in_Special_Residence
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In the past, wmf has allowed people to mail in hard disks with images. Typically the requirements were that there had to be a significant amount of images (doing this requires a bit of effort on wmf staff time, so they want to make sure there time is worthwhile. I believe previous times there was > 300000 images). All images had to be accompinied by a
.txt file on the hard disk containing the initial wikitext for the file description.

If you dont have huge amounts of images ready to go all at once, than you are probably better with a bot.