Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons

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21:28, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Duration:  2017-October — 2018-January

This page documents a planned research project.
Information may be incomplete and change before the project starts.

The Structured Data for Commons project will fundamentally change how media metadata are entered, stored, and discovered on Wikimedia Commons. This project seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects) in order to identify opportunities to support these workflows better with new software or new metadata, and to avoid disruption of critical workflows during the transition to storing most/all existing metadata in WikiBase.


Interviews with curators and tool developers.



Policy, Ethics and Human Subjects Research[edit]

Interviews will be conducted and data stored in accordance with Wikimedia's guidelines for research consent, data access, and data retention.


Once your study completes, describe the results an their implications here. Don't forget to make status=complete above when you are done.