Submissions/The pictures are on Commons. Now what ?
After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- The pictures are on Commons. Now what ?
- Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
- Author of the submission
- Caroline Becker
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
The Wikimedia movement has a lot of awesome projects whose goal is to upload amazing pictures and files to Wikimedia Commons: providing contributors with high quality photographic equipment; organizing huge photographic contests such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, or Wiki Loves Africa; organizing photographic hunts in museums or streets; lobbying cultural institutions (GLAM) to help them put their collections online; and even crowdfunding a project for documenting cheeses, Wikicheese.
As diverse as these projects may be, they all share something: all too often, the story told around them stops with the number of pictures uploaded. This submission is about everything else, from translating metadata to creating categories through disseminating pictures on Wikimedia projects, and much more. What actually takes place after the upload? By whom? Are all pictures receiving the same kind of attention after their upload? What makes a difference? Should we focus on having perfect metadata, templates and categories as soon as the pictures are uploaded, or is this work better done once they are online ? Should we encourage the photographer to find and create the best categories themselves, or are team of categorizers more efficient ? What kind of tools would we need to process collections effectively? And ultimately, on which scale should we measure the impact of all these files?
This presentation will discuss how we can best “convert the try” of a media upload, and what, beyond the counts, makes it a truly great contribution to Wikimedia Commons and to free knowledge.
- WikiCulture & Community
- Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
- 30 minutes
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Special requests
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- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 00:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
- --Jcornelius (talk) 21:08, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
- Jheald (talk) 23:01, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
- --Claudia.Garad (talk) 23:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
- Curation is next! Let's do it! Blue Rasberry (talk) 01:02, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
- Jean-Frédéric (talk) 13:43, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
- As an issue I've had to contend with. CT Cooper · talk 22:37, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
- Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 05:08, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
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