tl;dr Do you work for a cultural institution and have you contributed media
files from your collections to Wikimedia Commons? And/or are you interested
in crowdsourced metadata around your collections? Then consider filling in
this short survey.
Or are you a Wikimedia volunteer working on GLAM-Wiki projects? Then please
bring this survey to the attention of the GLAMs you work with! :-)
The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
A bit more context:
Many Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMs) upload media to
Wikimedia Commons. These media files help to enrich the experience of
Wikipedia articles and increase the reach of heritage collections. The
metadata of these media files are often augmented and enriched by the
volunteers of Wikimedia projects. These enrichments often do not find their
way back to the contributing GLAMs.
The Swedish National Heritage Board (www.raa.se
), in collaboration with
museums in Sweden, are researching and prototyping a tool that makes it
easier to extract this enriched metadata. This questionnaire indexes the
use of third-party metadata in collection management systems in order to
determine the scope of the tool that is going to be developed.
The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to fill in. If you
have additional information or suggestions feel free to mail the researcher
(Maarten Zeinstra) at info(a)ip-squared.com.
The information that you contribute to this questionnaire will only be used
for research purposes for the duration of the project. We will not keep or
distribute information about you or your institute unless you have given us
prior consent to do so.
This project is closely related to Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons (
). From early
2019, files on Wikimedia Commons can be enhanced with multilingual,
structured data from Wikidata (www.wikidata.org
). The APIs of Wikimedia
Commons will become more refined as well, which makes it easier to feed
back improved metadata in a systematic way.
See project info from the Swedish Heritage Board:
Many thanks in advance for your help and input! :-)
With kind regards, Sandra
Program Officer, GLAM and Structured Data, Wikimedia Foundation
How Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums work with Wikimedia