On Jul 25, 2014 10:18 AM, "Hans Muller" <j.m.muller(a)hccnet.nl> wrote:
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.
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,
, 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
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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
If you dont have huge amounts of images ready to go all at once, than you
are probably better with a bot.