I am sending this message on behalf of fellow Wikimedian Sandra Fauconnier,
who is sadly not able to join the Wikibase mailing list due to some
bottleneck issue with the manager of the list (I hope this can be solved
soon, as it affects everyone here).
In any case see message below, it's regarding a new application to
Wikimedia for grant support to OpenRefine to develop extensions for media
files and structured data. This would of course benefit Wikibase users who
plan to use media files like images, etc, and not just data, in their data
sets, so I think it's relevant to share here, too.
See full details below.
Since 2019, it is possible to add structured data to files on Wikimedia
Commons  (SDC = Structured Data on Commons). But there are no very
advanced and user-friendly tools yet to edit the structured data of very
large and very diverse batches of files on Commons. And there is no batch
upload tool yet that supports SDC.
The OpenRefine  community wants to fill this gap: in the upcoming year,
we would like to build brand new features in the open source OpenRefine
tool, allowing batch editing and batch uploading SDC :-) As these are major
new functionalities in OpenRefine, we have applied for a Project Grant .
Your feedback  and (if you support this plan) endorsements are very
Thanks in advance, and many greetings,
Sandra (User:Spinster / User:SFauconnier) as member of the OpenRefine
Antonin (User:Pintoch) as OpenRefine developer
PhD Researcher in Digital Archives Curation
London South Bank University / Rhizome
centreforthestudyof.net <http://www.centreforthestudyof.net/> / rhizome.org