Metadata on Wikisource

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Metadata on Wikisource

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

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