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  • 1. Metadata on Wikisource Where we are Where we want to go Andrea Zanni Wikimedia Italia #GLAMWIKI Paris 2010
  • 2. Just be sincere... Librarians are obses care about metadata. As much as wikipedians are obses care about copyright.
  • 3. Why metadata? Metadata are used for cataloging, indexing, retrieving, archiving every piece of information. If we want to work with information, we need metadata .
  • 4. Wikisource Information about books:
    • in simple text
    • 5. not machine-readable
    • 6. not following metadata standard
    • 7. fr de it
  • 8. 1. Don't lose information... Metadata management system
    • Machine-readable
    • 9. Granular
    • 10. Dublin Core
  • 11. 2. Communicating OAI-PMH complaint system for exposing metadata (letting service provider to harvest our data).
  • 12. 3. Just take them! Tool to harvest metadata and bibliographic records from OPACs, (and Open Library, OCLC...), importing/exporting in many formats.
  • 13. Issues - Technicalities
      Where/how to build them?
  • 17. Issues - Humanilities
      Attitudes.
        • Teach the wiki*edians the importance of metadata
        • 18. Teach the librarians the importance of what we are doing (free licensing, collaboration, open content).
  • 19. You provide con s er v ation We provide con v er s ation Libraries and the Wikiverse
  • 20.
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    • 21. User: Aubrey
    Thank you!