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Wikimedia Commons is included as keyword or extra keyword in 1 datasets, 1 tools and 6 publications.

Datasets

Dataset Size Language Description
Wlm-2011-dataset 5 MB wlm-2011-dataset is a dataset for Wiki Loves Monuments 2011. It contains metadata of all the images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from September 1 to September 30, 2011, during the Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 photo contest.

Tools

Tool Operating System(s) Language(s) Programming language(s) License Description Image
Catdown GNU/Linux English PHP Catdown is a tool to download images in Wikimedia Commons categories.


Publications

Title Author(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Collective action towards enhanced knowledge management of neglected and underutilised species: Making use of internet opportunities Hermann M.
Kwek M.J.
Khoo T.K.
Amaya K.
Acta Horticulturae English 2013 The disproportionate use of crops - with a few species accounting for most of global food production - is being re-enforced by the considerable research, breeding and development efforts that make global crops so competitive vis-à-vis "neglected and underutilised species" (NUS). NUS promotional rhetoric, preaching to the converted, complaints about the discrimination of the "food of the poor" and the loss of traditional dietary habits are unlikely to revert the neglect of the vast majority of crop species. We need to lessen the supply and demand constraints that affect the production and consumption of NUS. NUS attributes relevant to consumers, nutrition and climate change need to be substantiated, demand for NUS stimulated, discriminating agricultural and trade policies amended, and donors convinced to make greater investments in NUS research and development. Much fascinating NUS research and development is underway, but much of this is dissipated amongst countries, institutions and taxa. Researchers operate in unsupportive environments and are often unaware of each other's work. Their efforts remain unrecognised as addressing global concerns. We suggest that the much-needed enhancement of NUS knowledge management should be at the centre of collective efforts of the NUS community. This will underpin future research and development advances as well as inform the formulation and advocacy of policies. This paper recommends that the NUS community make greater use of Internet knowledge repositories to deposit research results, publications and images into the public domain. As examples for such a low-cost approach, we assess the usefulness of Wikipedia, Google Books and Wikimedia Commons for the documentation and dissemination of NUS knowledge. We urge donors and administrators to promote and encourage the use of these and other public and electronically accessible repositories as sources of verification for the achievement of project and research outputs. 0 0
Wiki Loves Monuments 2011: the experience in Spain and reflections regarding the diffusion of cultural heritage Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada
Ángel González Berdasco
Jorge A. Sierra Canduela
Santiago Navarro Sanz
Tomás Saorín-Pérez
Digithum Spanish
Catalan
English
May 2012 Wikipedia came into being in cyberspace. Its early years were marked by asynchronous work by users located all over the world who hardly ever related on a personal level outside the net. With time, some of the volunteers met at what were called wikimeetups, encounters initially aimed at tightening bonds which did not bring about any direct improvement to the project content. Face-to-face initiatives later took place that involved not just volunteers but also cultural entities. The most recent event and the one with the greatest impact was Wiki Loves Monuments 2011, a competition to photograph monuments in 18 European countries, including Spain. The high level of participation led to 160,000 photographs of monuments being taken, with Spain occupying the third place in terms of number of photographs. In this paper we explore the origins, implementation, development and results of Wiki Loves Monuments. The success of the 2011 edition and requests from other countries has led to organization of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, which will be held at the global level. 3 0
Wikipedia Lover, Not a Hater: Harnessing Wikipedia to Increase the Discoverability of Library Resources Danielle Elder
R. Niccole Westbrook
Michele Reilly
Journal of Web Librarianship English 2012 During the spring of 2010, the University of Houston Libraries Digital Services Department began an initiative to promote existing and upcoming collections in the University of Houston Digital Library and drive traffic to the online repository. Spurred by an OCLC report (De Rosa et al. 2005) that only two percent of college and university students began research by consulting library resources, University of Houston Digital Services staff sought to add content from the University of Houston Digital Library to Wikipedia in order to insert primary source digital materials into the research workflow of students and faculty. As a result, referrals from Wikipedia to the University of Houston Digital Library have increased significantly and the pilot project is now the basis for an ongoing University of Houston Digital Services program. The structure and direction of the pilot project were a collaborative effort between University of Houston Digital Services staff and a University of North Texas Library and Information Science intern participating in the University of Houston Digital Services Digital Library Internship Program. Through this case study the authors cover the evolution of the University of Houston Digital Services Wikipedia pilot project and its growth into a permanent program. The authors also outline the workflows and procedures of the project and describes in detail the challenges and successes of the pilot Wikipedia project at University of Houston Digital Services. Included are lessons learned for libraries and cultural institutions interested in establishing a similar program. 0 2
Wikipedia lover, not a hater: Harnessing wikipedia to increase the discoverability of library resources Danielle Elder
Westbrook R.N.
Michele Reilly
Journal of Web Librarianship English 2012 During the spring of 2010, the University of Houston Libraries Digital Services Department began an initiative to promote existing and upcoming collections in the University of Houston Digital Library and drive traffic to the online repository. Spurred by an OCLC report (De Rosa et al. 2005) that only two percent of college and university students began research by consulting library resources, University of Houston Digital Services staff sought to add content from the University of Houston Digital Library toWikipedia in order to insert primary source digital materials into the research workflow of students and faculty. As a result, referrals from Wikipedia to the University of Houston Digital Library have increased significantly and the pilot project is now the basis for an ongoing University of Houston Digital Services program. The structure and direction of the pilot project were a collaborative effort between University of Houston Digital Services staff and a University of North Texas Library and Information Science intern participating in the University of Houston Digital Services Digital Library Internship Program. Through this case study the authors cover the evolution of the University of Houston Digital Services Wikipedia pilot project and its growth into a permanent program. The authors also outline the workflows and procedures of the project and describes in detail the challenges and successes of the pilot Wikipedia project at University of Houston Digital Services. Included are lessons learned for libraries and cultural institutions interested in establishing a similar program. 0 2
Bancos de imágenes para proyectos enciclopédicos: el caso de Wikimedia Commons Tomás Saorín-Pérez
Juan-Antonio Pastor-Sánchez
El profesional de la información Spanish 2011 This paper presents the characteristics and functionalities of the Wikimedia Commons image databank shared by all Wikipedia projects. The process of finding images and ilustrating Wikipedia articles is also explained, along with how to add images to the bank. The role of cultural institutions in promoting free and open cultural heritage content is highlighted. Se presenta la naturaleza y función del banco de imágenes Wikimedia Commons para los proyectos de enciclopedias colaborativas. Se analiza el proceso de localización de imágenes y su uso para ilustrar un artículo en Wikipedia, así como la colaboración incorporando imágenes al banco. Se hace especial referencia a las políticas de liberación de patrimonio cultural desde las instituciones culturales. 5 1
Enriching Wikimedia Commons: A Virtuous Circle Erik Möller Wikimedia blog English
Spanish
27 January 2010 0 0