Actually, this is important - it is just that may be extended also to all
projects and not just limited to Commons. One of the main limitations,
sometimes, is that people do not know how to actually import data from
Wikidata into their templates. A bit of help or, G*d forgive me, some
documentation would be interesting.
Il 17/ago/2014 15:06 "Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> ha
I may be stupid, but for me there is no reason in there that will help us
in what we do.
For me reasons to wikidatify multi media files are:
- bring labels to Commons that are inherently multi lingual
- this will enable search in multiple languages
- it will make it easy to associate photos with the subject matter
- bringing structured data to licenses
- this will make them intelligible in many languages
- it will allow for easy categorisation of images that are
- it will allow for an easy "world wide" inclusion once a free
license becomes available
Sorry but what you write is only technical, hard to understand and does
not motivate at all because it lacks any reason why we should do this.
On 17 August 2014 10:54, James Heald <j.heald(a)ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
The aim of of the WikiProject Structured Data for Commons is:
* To develop templates that draw directly on Wikidata (and in future
also on Commons Wikibase), that will act as drop-in replacements for
templates currently in use on Commons.
* To develop new templates that can bring new functionality to Commons
filepages (eg "topics" listings)
* To support the cataloguing of particularly idiosyncratic templates
currently in use on Commons (eg institutional credit/backlink templates,
and other source templates), and try to produce more generalised,
standardised forms that can draw on Wikidata.
* To work with other WikiProjects on Wikidata to understand, document
and develop the data models on Wikidata, and make sure that they are
sufficient to accommodate the needs of GLAM organisations and others
currently or in future uploading or maintaining metadata on Commons.
* To start to port existing such data that can be represented in
structured form, and is appropriate to do so, from Commons to Wikidata
* To examine the divide between what should be stored on Wikidata and
what should be stored on the proposed Commons Wikibase.
* To support, as a user-space community, the work of the staffers
developing Commons Wikibase and other aspects of the Foundation initiative
for Structured Data for Commons in any way we can.
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