Request Status: New Request
Request Type: project support request
Related OKRs/APP Priority: 2021-2022 KaaS Commons
Request Title: GLAMs Analytics Dashboard Support
- Request Description: https://glamwikidashboard.org/ is requesting that we support the data required to run their GLAMs Analytics Dashboard as AWS costs continue to increase and it becomes challenging to maintain the software.
The current amount is mainly used for backing up Wikicommons media view count information that we download daily from Wikipedia servers, and for data processing services. Our database backup grows every day and each time an institution is added, and it requires a larger and growing storage volume than what we have available.
Already today, the storage available for us from AWS - (at a special cost for NPO's) - does not meet the needs and demand and limits our ability to add additional GLAM institutions that approach us and request to use the dashboard.
To enable the uploading of additional GLAM institutions and in order to respond to the demand we are experiencing, an expansion of the storage volume is required. This expansion cannot be included in the limited storage volume that AWS offers to NPO's, and therefore it requires a payment according to market prices, which may reach, in our estimation, about 2000 dollars per month. Needless to say that we as a chapter cannot take upon ourselves this level of costs, which represent a global usage of the tool.
We are interested in transferring the storage of the dashboard to the WMF servers. This move will allow the continued encouragement of GLAM institutions that already use it, and many other new ones, to release media files to Wikimedia Commons, as we have experienced in practice since we started operating the dashboard, which proves itself to be an efficient, friendly, accessible and easy-to-use tool, and it provides added value to the institutions that use it (such as marketing, research, management statistics and information for stakeholders, to name few).
Such a move will also make it possible to generate a variety of collaborations within the movement to continue developing the tool, improving it and expanding the uses it can offer.
- Indicate Priority Level: Medium
- Main Requestors: Wikimedia Israel
- Ideal Delivery Date: ASAP
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