On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Antoine Isaac <aisaac(a)few.vu.nl> wrote:
Hi Lydia (and congrats!!)
I don't remember the specifics of the Commons
issue, I was not really in it
(I cc my colleague David Haskiya to correct me if I'm writing too much
crap). But basically I think it was because the templates were not much open
for additions of data fields.
Which might be related to the issue Daniel mentioned also in : that data
about artworks, creators etc fit well on Wikidata but data about digital
files fit better on Commons. In the GLAMWiki project now, somehow everything
has to be packed together in the existing Commons template.
Ok I fear this needs someone to help you then who has more knowledge
about Commons. There are a few people on this list who can probably
Now, if there are alternatives that allow us (or more
decides to upload an object mediated by Europeana into Commons) to send more
complete descriptive data in Wikidata that somehow ends up being connected
to the media data in Commons, that would be good.
I'm not really into this--I assume that you guys are much closer to the
Meanwhile, David and I have seen that you have work in progress in task
forces on art works [2,3].
If we find the time Europeana could try to contribute to this. It can ensure
we can feed more data into Commons, when the time has come.
I would indeed start on the discussion page there. The people there
are interested in the topic and knowledgeable about Wikidata. Go for
But: we are really tight on resources this day, and
it's quite unclear, what
the timing is, for the discussion in this task force!
Activity really varies between the task forces. I don't know how it is
with this one unfortunately.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.