Jake Orlowitz | 2 Sep 19:34 2014
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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grant Proposals

Greetings! The Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG>

Your idea can improve Wikimedia projects by building a new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, conducting research on an important issue, or providing other support for community-building. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to funding for a team to help you. The program has a flexible schedule and reporting structure, and Grantmaking staff are there to support you through all stages of the process.

Do you have have a good idea, but you are worried that it isn’t developed enough for a grant?  Put it into the IdeaLab, where volunteers and staff can give you advice and guidance on how to bring it to life. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab>  Also, IEG will be hosting three Hangout Sessions for real-time discussions to help you make your proposal better - the first will happen on September 16th. <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Events#Upcoming_events>

For inspiration, you can read more about past projects that received funding<https://blog.wikimedia.org/tag/individual-engagement-grants/>  or review open proposals <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-reviewing>. We are excited to see some of the new ways your grant ideas can support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects.  

Submit your proposal in September! 
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG#ieg-apply>

Warm regards,
Ocaasi and the IEG Committee
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Andre Klapper | 2 Sep 01:36 2014
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UploadWizard bug triage on Sep 09, 17:00UTC

Heja everybody,

you are invited to join us on the next Bugday:

 Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 17:00 to 19:00UTC [1]
    in #wikimedia-multimedia on Freenode IRC [2]

We will take a look at open Bugzilla tickets for UploadWizard.

Everyone is welcome to join. No technical knowledge needed! 
It's an easy way to get involved. See you there?

More information can be found here:
  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Triage/20140909

For more information on triaging in general, check out 
  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Triage

Cheers,
andre

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[2] See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC for more info on IRC

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Re: Images from the National Museum of Denmark

Some days ago the project of extracting million images from Internet Archive books. Some months ago the British Library published 1 million images. Now the National Museum of Denmark.

Probably this will be the routine for the next few years or decades. I'm thinking how we can manage properly this amount of data.


2014-09-01 18:55 GMT+02:00 Ole Palnatoke Andersen <palnatoke-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>:
I guess someone will begin shortly.

On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 6:52 PM, Maarten Dammers <maarten-leMnF5ybZtWEVqv0pETR8A@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Nice! When do you start uploading them to Commons? ;-)
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> Maarten
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> Op 30 aug. 2014 om 13:03 heeft Ole Palnatoke Andersen <palnatoke-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> het volgende geschreven:
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>> The National Museum of Denmark are releasing approximately 750,000
>> images under free licences. About 50,000 have been tagged already.
>>
>> Press release: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/dk/nationalmuseet/pressreleases/nationalmuseet-frigiver-tusindvis-af-historiske-fotos-1044953
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>> If your translation skills or autotranslator of choice leave doubts, just ask.
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>> Regards, Ole
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Ole Palnatoke Andersen | 30 Aug 13:03 2014
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Images from the National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark are releasing approximately 750,000
images under free licences. About 50,000 have been tagged already.

Press release: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/dk/nationalmuseet/pressreleases/nationalmuseet-frigiver-tusindvis-af-historiske-fotos-1044953

If your translation skills or autotranslator of choice leave doubts, just ask.

Regards, Ole

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Michael Maggs | 30 Aug 12:19 2014

UK Photographers - The Wiki Loves Monuments contest starts on Monday!

Ever thought of seeing your own photos on Wikipedia ?

This is your chance to take part in our annual photography competition to improve Wikipedia. The encyclopaedia is visited by 500 million people every month, and needs you to help improve its photos.

Wiki Loves Monuments UK is aimed at the UK's listed buildings and ancient monuments, and starts on Monday 1st September. The contest is supported by the Royal Photographic Society, English Heritage, and Wikimedia UK.

We've got lots of pictures of Tower Bridge and Stonehenge, but there's so much more of the country's heritage to celebrate. There are tens of thousands of eligible sites, so check out the UK competition website (http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org.uk) and see what's nearby. As well as prizes for the best image, we have a special prize this year for the best image of a listed building on one of the 'At Risk' registers.

It doesn't matter when your photos are taken so long as they're uploaded by the end of September.   If you took some stunning pictures back in April, or five years ago, you can still upload them.  

To enter, you'll need to agree to release your entries under a free licence allowing them to be freely used by anyone for any purpose, including Wikipedia. You retain copyright, and can require anyone using your images to attribute them to you as photographer.

Help us show off your local history!

Michael

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Gerard Meijssen | 29 Aug 11:34 2014
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images

Hoi,
This article is of both interest to Commons and Wikipedia.. It is awesome.
Thanks,
    GerardM

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28976849
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Mark Holmquist | 29 Aug 01:50 2014
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Description adder script

I recently hacked together a thing [0] which allows you to add and edit
descriptions on file pages in an Ajaxy way. Nobody has told me that I
broke everything yet, so I'm making sliiiightly more calls for testing
for it. Bug reports and feature requests can go to the talk page [1] and
I will try to get to them as quickly as possible.

Things I already want:
* Delete descriptions
* Default to user's interface language if it's not present
* Parse and display the new descriptions without page reload
* Slightly less clunky interface (but not too much less clunky!)

Thanks in advance for the input, I look forward to making this nicer.

[0] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MarkTraceur/editDescriptions.js
[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:MarkTraceur/editDescriptions.js

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Esteban Zarate | 29 Aug 01:34 2014
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Re: BUENAS NOCHES. QUIERO VER EL MODO DE COLABORAR

Hola Adriana, el propósito de Commons es almacenar contenidos multimediales con fines educativos y con licencias libres, puede mas aca :
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Project_scope
El miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014, ADRIANA GROSSI <aginvestigavida-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> escribió:

Buenas noches. Quiero ver el modo de colaborar en vuestra página.
Les comparto mis cinco blogs:

http://wwwtodomili.blogspot.com

 

http://crear-con-ciencia.blogspot.com

http://destapeygane.blogspot.com

 

http://icebergsantarticos.blogspot.com

http://fiesta-de-sabores.blogspot.com.ar/

Llegado el caso que sea de vuestro interés, les solicito me instruyan el modo de hacerlo.

Agradeciendo desde ya vuestra atención les saludo atentamente.

Adriana Grossi

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Fabrice Florin | 29 Aug 00:24 2014
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Join the Media Viewer Consultation

Hello friends of Commons,

We would like to invite you to join a global community consultation about Media Viewer.

Please take a moment to join the discussion and add your suggestions for improvement here:


The goal of this consultation is to review the status of this project and identify any critical issues that still need to be addressed -- so we can plan our next steps based on your feedback. 

The consultation will be open until September 7th. If agreed upon critical issues cannot be resolved in the near term, the Wikimedia Foundation will temporarily move the feature back into opt-in beta globally.

Here’s our latest Media Viewer Improvements plan, where our team will post regular updates on planned development tasks:


Note that the proposed tasks on that page are still preliminary, and may be adjusted based on community feedback and ongoing user studies.

We look forward to hearing from you soon on the consultation page.

Regards as ever,


Fabrice

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ADRIANA GROSSI | 28 Aug 01:54 2014
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BUENAS NOCHES. QUIERO VER EL MODO DE COLABORAR

Buenas noches. Quiero ver el modo de colaborar en vuestra página.
Les comparto mis cinco blogs:

http://wwwtodomili.blogspot.com

 

http://crear-con-ciencia.blogspot.com

http://destapeygane.blogspot.com

 

http://icebergsantarticos.blogspot.com

http://fiesta-de-sabores.blogspot.com.ar/

Llegado el caso que sea de vuestro interés, les solicito me instruyan el modo de hacerlo.

Agradeciendo desde ya vuestra atención les saludo atentamente.

Adriana Grossi

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Erik Moeller | 23 Aug 19:46 2014
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Inspect CommonsMetadata easily

FYI - User:TheDJ has made a very handy tool that will let you see the machine-readable data (per COM:MRD) for a given file on the File: page. This helps ensure that any automated re-use can be done in a manner that's license compliant and consistent with authors' wishes. To give it a spin, import this guy into your common.js:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:TheDJ/datacheck.js

This should definitely help leading into the systematic structured data efforts. Still early days and would make a nice gadget down the line :)

Erik
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