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Define saving an image in Wikidocumentaries
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Description

The Images component on the topic page displays public domain and openly licensed images from connected repositories.

The images are not saved until the user wishes to use them. Actions available for external images:

  • View the image with the main metadata in the image grid preview.
  • View the image and the main metadata in the image viewer
  • View the comprehensive image metadata in the metadata part of the image viewer, where it is possible to use the data for navigating to further items.

Images are saved in Wikimedia Commons. User interaction to upload image to Wikimedia Commons:

  • For each image, an actions menu lists available actions. For external images, uploading the image is the only action. Instead of the actions menu, this action is displayed as a single icon (plus).
  • Each image has the actions menu in the image viewer. It can also be turned into a plus for external images.
  • The image grid has a batch action to select several images and to upload them all.

The upload process:

  • A hash check for existing similar image is done.
    • It is possible to add the source file address and other information to SDC to be able to use the image metadata down the line.
  • Information template is added with information about the creator, work and institution.
  • The data from the originating institution that has been mapped to Wikidocumentaries metadata schema will be used to populate the information template and SDC statements in Wikimedia Commons. These need to be mapped carefully. Textual data can be added, linked data needs to be reconciled before adding. That needs a separate process.
    • Image url
    • Title
    • Author
    • Depicted
    • Location...
    • The copyright license is read from the source and is mandatory for the upload.
  • The Commons category of the Wikidata item of the Wikidocumentaries page topic will be added. Wikidocumentaries category "Media uploaded from Wikidocumentaries" will also be added. Further categories can be identified.
  • Structured data statements will be added. The page topic QID will be added as P 180 (depicts) statement. Further statements can be added once we learn how this works.

Reading Commons images:

  • Ordinary Wikimedia Commons images are treated as if they were external images (to explore)
  • SDC images get extra powers
    • Metadata is still read from the source institution based on the data saved in SDC

Open questions

  • Can the image grid be immediately refreshed when individual images are added to Commons?
  • Now it is possible to start stitching the metadata into SDC statements. Associating textual values from the originating institution to the item values in Wikidata will require manual work, but it can also be facilitated by AI/ML processes. The image viewer metadata section can now be used for matching data.

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