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The GLAMwiki toolset project

  1. 1. The GLAMwiki toolset Valentine Charles 31st May 2012, ELAG2013, Ghent
  2. 2. Two stories
  3. 3. A (digital) library tale  This is not new: libraries are digitising their content !  And they are trying to re-distribute these resources via different channels: national initiatives, aggregations services such as Europeana.  BUT: • These tasks require resources • copyright is often a limit
  4. 4. A story of open data  Wikimedia Commons • A media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone in their own language. • A common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation • The presence of libraries in Wikimedia Commons is very limited.
  5. 5. If the two stories comes together…
  6. 6. If the two stories comes together…
  7. 7. If the two stories comes together…  Wikimedia Foundation and Wikipedia community seek collaboration with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs)  BUT collaborating with Wikimedia Commons is not so easy: • lack of user friendly tools for (mass) uploads of content to Wikimedia Commons • lack of support for typical GLAM-metadata standards in Wikimedia Commons templates • lack of user friendly tools to export metadata and data back to GLAMs when it has been improved by the Wikipedia Community • lack of easily accessible and fit for purpose usage statistics for GLAM- content once uploaded to Wikimedia Commons
  8. 8. The GLAMwiki toolset project
  9. 9. Collaboration of communities  A partnership between Europeana and four Wikimedia Chapters (UK, Netherlands, France and Switzerland)  Project started in September 2012  Development done by Europeana  With the objectives: • To build a scalable curator-friendly system for mapping metadata and mass-uploading content from GLAMs to Wikimedia Commons • And provide clear requirements to the Wikimedia Foundation Data Analytics team to build usage statistics solutions that are fit for GLAM-purpose
  10. 10. APIs Import/ Export data Plug-ins Mapping registry Previewer Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Projects Logs GLAM repositories Wikipedian GLAM Curator Analyst = project deliverable GLAM System sketch “The GLAM wizard”“The GLAM wizard” Authorisation Mapping Transformation “Wikimedia Analytics” “Wikimedia Analytics”
  11. 11. The GLAMwiki toolset  Repositories • Gerrit extension • Github extension  Servers • Wikimedia Labs instance
  12. 12. Step 1 • Allow GLAMs uploading content to Wikimedia Commons to preview it prior to final upload and publication • Have a plug-in architecture allowing third-party developers to create provider API and format specific plug-ins or plug- ins for specific processes e.g. public domain checking or file transformation • Be able to monitor updates and changes in the uploaded content and metadata and download the changes for re- integration at source • Allow Europeana data providers to cross-publish their (Open) content to both Europeana and Wikimedia Commons
  13. 13. Step 1: uploading content
  14. 14. Step 2  Support the major metadata standards and their mappings to Wikimedia Commons templates  Allow user friendly creation of mappings between GLAM metadata templates to Wikimedia Commons templates
  15. 15. Step 2: metadata mapping
  16. 16. Step 2: metadata mapping
  17. 17. Step 3  The project aims at conforming to the best practices and standards for development of MediaWiki as defined by the Wikimedia community  Allow user friendly creation of partnership templates for proper attribution
  18. 18. Step 4: Publication
  19. 19. Conclusion  The project is running until the end of the year • tool will be ready for integration to Wikimedia Commons. • The statistics requirements report will be published by end of May.  Follow the progress at AMToolset_project
  20. 20. Conclusion  The community is invited to contribute to the development of the tool with the Wikimedia community  Ideas for future development: • Allow for batch export and download of specific GLAM- collections from Wikimedia Commons with metadata output in standard GLAM metadata formats • Implementation of an OAI-PMH module • MARC support
  21. 21. Thank you Acknowledgments to Dan Entous