Content Partnerships Hub
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This page outlines the steps from when the Helpdesk receives a content upload request, to when the upload can actually be made. All requests are of course unique, and this is a standard template.
The process towards a content upload starts when a request is sent to the Helpdesk, on helpdeskwikimedia.se. The projects for which help is requested will likely be in very different stages of the journey towards a completed upload, and support can start anywhere from initial advocacy for free licenses to perfecting the metadata.
Don't hesitate to send a request or ask questions, even if you are not sure about all the details yet. The Helpdesk is here to help!
Making a public request
If you have some technical knowledge and experience from batch uploading, you can make a public request via the Commons Batch Uploading page. This makes the Helpdesk team's work a bit easier, but is not a must. Follow the instructions here, and then send the public request to the Helpdesk email.
Wikimedia Sverige staff and helpdesk volunteers will gather the information needed for the Expert Committee to be able to make an early assessment of the help required. You can see some of the initial questions in the "Justification" heading here.
When this information is gathered, the Expert Committee will give its initial feedback and recommendations on how to handle the request.
After the initial feedback is gathered, Working Groups will help the volunteers or affiliates requesting help to develop the project, according to the feedback of the Expert Committee and checklists here. This work will be open and transparent and invite anyone interested to help out.
When all boxes are ticked off in the checklist, the Expert Committee will give its final prioritization. Is the project ready to go? Is the project sustainable?
If the Expert Committee gives a "yes", it is time for the project to be implemented, that is, the content – if that is the goal – uploaded.