The Wikipedia Library now has a part-time opening for a Partnerships
Specialist to take the lead on the library's partnerships with academic
publishers, aggregators, and other organisations with paywalled reliable
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Product Manager, The Wikipedia Library
Greetings reliable & underrepresented knowledge sources enthusiasts!
We are Diego de la Hera <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Diegodlh> and
Scann <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Scann>, longtime friends and
collaborators in several open knowledge projects. Recently, the Wikimedia
Foundation awarded us a grant to develop Web2Cit: Visual Editor for Citoid
The product that will be developed through this grant is a visual editor
that allows non-technical users to improve Citoid’s ability to add
references to Wikipedia articles. The aim of the project is to widen the
coverage of underrepresented sources in Wikipedia.
Now, as we start moving with this project, we are putting together an
advisory board that will help us build sustainability and community
involvement for this project. This is an open call for volunteers that want
to help us think through some critical aspects of the project and overall
help us steward it to its current and future success.
Here you can find more information about the current call for members:
*Deadline for applying is August 9th, 2021. *We're looking forward to
hearing from you!
Scann & Diego
Dear GLAM-Wiki professionals and enthusiasts,
The Luxembourg Competency Network on Digital Cultural Heritage is developing a Shared Authority File, to combine the knowledge from national heritage institutions and to increase the impact of the member institutions' digitised collections.
The Shared Authority File uses Wikibase as its main data store and internal user interface, and has created an extension that might be of relevance to the broader GLAM sector: A datatype for Extended Date Time Format compliant statements.
Wikibase contains a datetime representation based on ISO 8601:2004 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601>. The project extended the Wikibase software through an Extended Data Time Format extension, which includes ISO 8601:2019 <https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:8601:-1:ed-1:v1:en>, and their extensions in a new datatype which can then be utilized within a Wikibase instance.
This resulted in two open source products. A library <https://github.com/ProfessionalWiki/EDTF> for the validation and humanisation of EDTF dates in PHP, and an extension <https://github.com/ProfessionalWiki/WikibaseEdtf> to WikiBase to use this library. Both are available as open source software for all to use and improve. The humanisation is translated in various languages using Translate.wiki <https://translatewiki.net/wiki/FAQ>.
With this email I’m asking support for the inclusion of this work into the fall release of the Wikibase Docker bundle. You can voice your support through this ticket: Include the EDTF Datatype extension in the Fall 2021 Wikibase Docker release <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T280656>
This would allow other GLAM initiatives using Wikibase to easily make use of the EDTF standard within their own Wikibase deployments.
Feedback and contributions to the repositories for this extension as a stand alone product are also welcomed!
Thanks for your attention and best wishes,