There is a new feedback request up on Wikimedia Commons, regarding
Structured Data on Commons. The topic is a very important discussion:
between wikitext-in-Mediawiki, Wikibase on Commons, and Wikibase on
Wikidata, what file metadata gets store where?
I would like to invite everyone involved in GLAM projects on Commons to
help us think about file metadata that is especially important for, and
sometimes unique to, media files that have been provided/uploaded by
Feedback on GLAM metadata is collected here on the page:
This consultation will formally run for two weeks, closing on 1 March.
There will not be decisions made at that time; this is a part of the
information-gathering process in order to make the informed decisions.
Thank you for your time, see you on the wiki!
GLAM-Wiki Strategist, Wikimedia Foundation
How Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums work with Wikimedia communities: https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM
2 quick (but important!) updates regarding the GLAMWiki Conference in Tel
Aviv later this year:
*1) Conference dates change - *
Originally, the conference was planned to take place between October 13-15,
We have pushed the dates to *November 03-05, 2018, *in order to accommodate
Katherine's schedule, so she can attend as well.
This is the final date and will not change in the future. We apologize for
any inconvenience due to this change.
*2) Call for candidates for the program committee - *
I've been asked to serve as the chair of the program committee for the
conference and am *looking for qualified **candidates to serve with me on
the Program Committee. **The main agenda of the committee will be to ensure
that we end up with a well-balanced, well-organized, diverse and
high-quality program, which best represents the needs of our global GLAM
*The content submissions for the conference will open mid March and close
at the end of April. *
*Members of the committee will be expected to read and evaluate the
submissions during May and determine which submissions are accepted. *
*The committee will then notify presenters and will await final approval
from them (by the end of June), after which there will be a shorter,
2-weeks second round of changes to the program according presenters'
replies beginning to till Mid July. *
*More details regarding the complete timeline, including deadlines for
scholarships submissions and registrations, will be send out at the
beginning of March (including a link to the conference website on Meta,
which we are working on).*
*In the meantime, if you are a GLAM enthusiast, have experience leading
GLAM projects, involved in the global GLAM community and are excited to
take part in determining what the conference will offer to its
participants, please send an email my way to - shani.even(a)gmail.com
<shani.even(a)gmail.com> by March 14th. *
*Your mail should then describe your GLAM experience (shortly :)) and why
you believe you will be a good candidate for the conference program
* Please state "Candidate for the GLAMWiki Program Committee" in the
subject line. *
As promised by the Wikipedia Library <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/TWL>
team at the inception of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WLUG>, we are conducting an *open-election
for the steering committee* with 5 to 8 positions.
Nominations are open now and will remain open until the *9th*. If you are
interested in being a part of this committee, you can nominate yourself
This position should attract Wikipedians and librarians with dedication and
time to lead the user group in its first year.
The elections will happen following the nominations phase starting from *10
January 2018 to 23 January 2018*. Please forward your queries to
libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org, and for private correspondence, please get
in touch with one of the founding members
And finally, wishing you a prosperous and happy new year on behalf of the
user group founding members!
On behalf of the user group founding members,
Aaron (UY Scuti)