Hi everyone, 

During October, we are promoting the Image Description Month. 🎉

On Friday, October 27, at 6:00 PM UTC, the Biodiversity Heritage Library is teaming up with OpenRefine and the Culture and Heritage team to host a data modeling workshop + demo using OpenRefine to clean and convert BHL's Flickr data to linked open data.

In this event, participants from the OpenRefine Train-the-Trainer course and editors interested in biodiversity are invited to analyze, discuss, model, and work on preparing the metadata of some Biodiversity Heritage Library images that were available on Flickr. The goal is to make these files ready to be used during the TTT course in November, but also to learn more about Structured Data on Commons.

Event details:
Transforming Biodiversity Heritage Library Images - Data Modeling with OpenRefine
Date/Time: Friday, October 27 @ 2:00 PM EST | Find your time
Event Page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image_Description_Month
Join Zoom Meeting: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/81157161366?pwd=QklxQW5KUUczZG16NnJNb1k3V1crdz09

  1. An open discussion around image data modeling and community standards for Structured Data on Commons (SDC).
  2. Tangential Wikidata work that happens alongside image description (e.g. approaches to linking publications in Wikidata to the related images in Structured Data Commons)
  3. A review of image schemas on the web and ongoing mapping work, and
  4. Demos working with BHL Flickr data + OpenRefine 
Further reading: 

Hoping to see you there!

All the best,
Giovanna, JJ, and Sandra

Giovanna Fontenelle (she/her)

Program Officer, Culture and Heritage

Wikimedia Foundation