The Images component on the topic page displays public domain and openly licensed images from connected repositories.
The images are not saved until some kind of user interaction. The user interaction that would cause the image to be saved could be:
- Favouriting the image > saving to a user-defined collection
- Editing image metadata
- Geolocating the image
- Choosing as a header image
- Removing a falsely associated image from the Images section of a topic, an act that in reality adds more data to image data object, such as the correct related topic. This data could be further user to disambiguate topics.
Foreseeable future interactions:
- Identifying people, places, and date
What is saved of the image with this first click?
- Only the necessary pointers to the original image
- Image url
- It may be wise to save also the image hash to be able to compare with other images on the web.
- or all metadata that the project can map?
When the user enriches data by associating textual data with Wikidata/Wikidocumentaries entities, how is additional data saved?
- Raw and refined values are saved in the same property, one as a qualifier. If the textual comes first, then it must be that as the value, and the linked value as a qualifier.
- Only when the user links a value, values are recorded. This would allow the same structure to be vice-versa, the linked value as the main value, and the original textual value as a qualifier.
- Raw and enriched values are saved in different properties (I cannot imagine why)
Scenarios of uploading to Wikimedia Commons
The minimum file info is saved immediately into Wikidocumentaries and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons when the data becomes complete enough
- The file can be automatically saved to Wikimedia Commons, if it meets a certain minimum criteria, for example existing title, description, copyright notice, attribution, year or the lack of it.
The file is immediately saved into Wikimedia Commons at any user interaction
- Commons can accept partially structured data
- It will however have notability policies that are more strict than what Wikidocumentaries allows
- The original image will remain at the original source if the image is removed from Wikimedia Commons.
- The original image can be backed up in Internet Archive to prevent it from disappearing if removed from Commons or the source.
- How to deal with varying data of the same image, evolving metadata on any of the platforms, and serving the enhanced data further.