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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. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Partnerships
  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 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:GL 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 valentine.charles@kb.nl Acknowledgments to Dan Entous

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