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Submission no. مداخلة رقم
Title of the submission عنوان المداخلة

Structured Data on Commons introduction and workshop

Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons - how to get started - October 2019
Full video of the workshop session.

Author(s) of the submission صاحب المداخلة

Sandra Fauconnier

Username اسم المستخدم

SandraF (WMF) (work account) / Spinster (volunteer)

E-mail address البريد الإلكتروني


Country of origin بلد الأصلي


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc. .الانتماء، إن كان (مجموعة، مؤسسة الخ

Program Officer for GLAM and structured data at the Wikimedia Foundation

Type of session نوع الجلسة


Language of session لغة الجلسة


Length of session مدة الجلسة

60 minutes

Theme of presentation موضوع الجلسة

Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons

Abstract ملخص

In 2017-19, the most radical change on Wikimedia Commons has place since its inception: files on Commons can now be described with structured, machine-readable data (powered by Wikidata and by its software, Wikibase). This makes it much easier to view, search, edit, organize and re-use Commons files, and also makes Wikimedia Commons truly multilingual.

Files on Wikimedia Commons can now be described with the multilingual properties and items from Wikidata.

In this workshop, we look at the new features that are now present on Wikimedia Commons, and participants learn to edit these:

We also look at some very new tools to make editing structured data on Wikimedia Commons easier:

  • The ISA tool that make structured data 'tagging' very easy, and makes it possible to arrange small competitions around this,
  • The AC/DC gadget and the SDC tool that allow to add structured data statements to several files at once.

We will work with concrete examples of files from the Arabic world, preferably photos that participants have taken themselves and/or files that have been contributed in GLAM-Wiki projects. There will also be tips how Wikimedians who speak other languages than English can help making Wikimedia Commons more multilingual.

What will attendees take away from this session? ماذا سيستفيد الحضور من هذه الجلسة؟
  1. Attendees will understand what structured data on Commons is, and how it works
  2. Attendees will know how to edit and translate structured data on Wikimedia Commons
  3. Attendees will know about some tools to add structured data more easily
Will you attend WikiArabia if your submission is not accepted? هل ستحضر لويكي عربية إذا لم يتم قبول مداخلتك؟

Not sure yet

Special requests طلبات خاصة

I'd like to ask all attendees of WikiArabia to consider participating in the WikiArabia 2019 ISA Challenge! This is a very nice way to get to know structured data.

Is this Submission a Draft or Final? هل هذا الطلب مسودة أم نهائي؟


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  1. --Alaa :)..! 17:55, 30 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]