VRA 2015 - Describing natural history illustrations in the Art of Life project via the Wikipedia Commons platform

VRA 2015 - Describing natural history illustrations in the Art of Life project via the Wikipedia Commons platform

Presented to the Visual Resources Association annual meeting on March 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Details: https://vra33.sched.org/event/0c7ab30b3c9d8a20e0074a9d489c1973

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Gaurav Vaidya

March 13, 2015
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  1. Crowdsourcing natural history illustration annotations Wikimedia Commons as a crowdsourcing

    platform Gaurav Vaidya University of Colorado Boulder
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  6. 25 million media files since 2004

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  16. Why? - a HUGE audience

  17. Why? - an ACTIVE audience (69,000 active editors as of

    November 2014!)
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  19. Why not? - NOT a place to dump files

  20. Why not? - Public domain or CC only ❖ Published

    two centuries ago (1899!) — but not on the Commons!
  21. Why not? - Public domain or CC only ❖ Published

    two centuries ago (1899!) — but not on the Commons! ❖ F. W. Frohawk died in 1946, aged 85.
  22. Why not? - Public domain or CC only ❖ Published

    two centuries ago (1899!) — but not on the Commons! ❖ F. W. Frohawk died in 1946, aged 85. ❖ Enters the public domain in the U.K. in 2017.
  23. Overview ❖ What is the Wikimedia Commons? ❖ Getting content

    into the Commons ❖ Getting annotations out of the Commons
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  34. GLAMwiki Toolset Project

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  43. Overview ❖ What is the Commons? ❖ Getting content into

    the Commons ❖ Getting annotations out of the Commons
  44. Media, annotations and open media Thank you! Dimitris Kontokostas Trish

    Rose-Sandler William Ulate Robert Guralnick
  45. Images ❖ Screenshots of: ❖ http://www.wikipedia.org/ ❖ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olinguito ❖ http://commons.wikimedia.org/

    ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olinguito_ZooKeys_324,_solo.jpg ❖ https://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/baglama2/#gid=25 ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fungus-IMG_4310.JPG ❖ http://commons.dbpedia.org/page/File:Beardedtit46.jpg ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Featured_pictures_on_Wikimedia_Commons ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grapefruit_and_pomelo.jpg ❖ Images available under open access licenses: ❖ https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimania_2014_group_photo.jpeg ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beardedtit46.jpg ❖ http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/17195895 ❖ Images used under fair-use provisions: ❖ https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T61085
  46. API Queries used ❖ http://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/baglama.php#Files+from+the +Biodiversity+Heritage+Library ❖ https://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/baglama2/ #gid=25&month=201502&giu=enwiki&server=en.wikipedia.org ❖

    https://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/glamorous.php? doit=1&category=Files+from+the+Biodiversity+Heritage +Library&use_globalusage=1&ns0=1&show_details=1&projects[wikipedia] =1&projects[wikimedia]=1&projects[wikisource]=1&projects[wikibooks]=1 &projects[wikiquote]=1&projects[wiktionary]=1&projects[wikinews]=1&pr ojects[wikivoyage]=1&projects[wikispecies]=1&projects[mediawiki]=1&pro jects[wikidata]=1&projects[wikiversity]=1#details ❖ https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/api.php? action=query&prop=revisions&titles=File:Beardedtit46.jpg&rvprop=timest amp|user|comment|content