based on situations you’ve described, i agree, it looks like none of these tools would be
able to help you at the moment: GWToolset, Communist or UploadWizard. from what i can
tell, you’d have to write a custom script to take care of each scenario and that script
would have to be granted permission to upload to commons -
below i’ve added some comments regarding how GWToolset might help if you can get the
mediafiles online and an XML output of the metadata.
On Sep 2, 2014, at 10:53 , David Gómez <dvdgmz(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I was in some GWToolset talks in last Wikimania.
Congratulations for the tool and the project.
Following I'll explain 2 cases in which it is necessary to upload files to Commons
but I'm afraid that, by now, GWToolset it is not still the solution.
Then this is a call for alternative options to do it.
 Case 1: Illustraciència
Illustraciència is a Scientific Illustration Award promoted by ACCC (Catalan Science
By an agreement with them when the participants submit the images they can choose the
option to "liberate with CC-by-sa to upload to Commons".
In the last edition 200 participants chose this option.
Now they need to upload it, but they don't have a database online, only high
resolution files in a computer folder and posts in a WP blog with low resolution images.
Commonist it is not the option neither the UploadWizard, because every image have a
There is any solution for them now? And for the future Award editions?
if there’s anyway to get an XML file generated that could be used by GWToolset; something
like the following. it might also be interesting to write a script for wordpress that
would be able to auto-generate the XML:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<description lang="es">TÉCNICA: tinta acrílica sobre papel AÑO: 2014
DESCRIPCIÓN: Ilustracion Botánica de la "Ocimum basilicum", comunmente conocida
como, albahaca (español), basil (inglés), basilico (italiano), basilic (francés), tulsi
(indio), basilienkraut (alemán).</description>
 Case 2: local archives
I'm in contact with two local communities archives in two
neighbourhoods in Barcelona area. They have lots of photos of the neighbourhoods
evolution, social events and historical struggles for political and civil rights.
The idea is to upload several collections of 100 or 200 photos with similar subjects but
from different authors (they will do a task of contacting copyright holders to liberate
it). Again Commonist and UploadWizard are not the adequate tools and uploading one by one
could be hard and would make them desist.
for GWToolset, you’d have to sort out a way to get the mediafiles online and then generate
the XML file that refers to the metadata you have available.
What we can do in this cases?
There is an option to do that?
Thanks in advance;
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