I’m assisting our local Museums and Galleries on a project to open up around 4,000 images as CC-0) via Commons. We picked a bad time to do it (Pattypan being borked).
I’m a PyWikiBot noob - although I have some long-term familiarity with Python. I’m trying to work out if using PWB might be a route to get these images onto Commons.
I have both downloaded image files and URLs which I can point a script at - as well as good metadata for them.
I’ve been looking at pre-canned PWB scripts and see that data_ingestion *might* do the trick.
I see that it is in /scripts/archive/
Is this still a viable script - or is it deprecated in some way?
Does anyone have a guide for using it beyond the comments at the top of the script?
I had a look at /tests/data/csv_ingestion.csv and it looks kind of bare - as I’d expect more fields etc. I’d rather construct something more like the metadata fields that I’d use with Patypan if using that - rather than be faced with 4,000 files uploaded and have to add metadata to them in a separate process or *shudder* manually.
Any suggestions (including ‘don’t do this’) with explanations would be welcome please.