Hey folks :)
We're starting to pick up speed with structured data support for
Commons now. It'd be great to have you all on board for this. Planning
documents are linked below. I hope to see many of you interested in
multimedia at the office hour on September 3rd.
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From: Fabrice Florin <fflorin(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Subject: Structured Data on Commons
To: Multimedia Mailing List <multimedia(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
We invite you to join a discussion about Structured Data on Commons,
to help us plan our next steps for this project.
The Structured Data initiative proposes to store and retrieve
information for media files in machine-readable data on Wikimedia
Commons, using Wikidata tools and practices, as described on our new
project page (1).
The purpose of this project is to make it easier for users to read and
write file information, and to enable developers to build better tools
to view, search, edit, curate and use media files. To that end, we
propose to investigate this opportunity together through community
discussions and small experiments. If these initial tests are
successful, we would develop new tools and practices for structured
data, then work with our communities to gradually migrate unstructured
data into a machine-readable format over time.
The Multimedia team and the Wikidata team are starting to plan this
project together, in collaboration with many community volunteers
active on Wikimedia Commons and other wikis. We had a truly inspiring
roundtable discussion about Structured Data at Wikimania a few weeks
ago, to define a first proposal together (2).
We would now like to extend this discussion to include more community
members that might benefit from this initiative. Please take a moment
to read the project overview on Commons, then let us know what you
think, by answering some of the questions on its talk page (3).
We also invite you to join a Structured Data Q&A on Wednesday
September 3 at 19:00 UTC, so we can discuss some of the details live
in this IRC office hours chat. Please RSVP if you plan to attend (4).
Lastly, we propose to form small workgroups to investigate workflows,
data structure, research, platform, features, migration and other open
issues. If you are interested in contributing to one of these
workgroups, we invite you to sign up on directly on our hub page (5)
-- and help start a sub-page for your workgroup.
We look forward to some productive discussions with you in coming
weeks. In previous roundtables, many of you told us this is the most
important contribution that our team can make to support multimedia in
coming years. We heard you loud and clear and are happy to devote more
resources to bring it to life, with your help.
We are honored to be working with the Wikidata team and talented
community members like you to take on this challenge, improve our
infrastructure and provide a better experience for all our users.
Fabrice — for the Structured Data team
(1) Structured Data Hub on Commons:
(2) Structured Data Slides:
(3) Structured Data Talk Page:
(4) Structured Data Q&A (IRC chat on Sep. 3):
(5) Structured Data Workgroups:
Product Manager, Multimedia
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
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.