Thanks Erik, This is certainly something we are keen to work on. I was talking to Magnus just last night and of course our experience with Europeana has taught us a lot )I hope we have fully learnt the messages!). We are undertaking a scoping review of our Development plans at the moment and this will be part of the consideration.
Jon On 26 June 2014 04:54, Erik Moeller <e...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi folks, > > At the Zurich Hackathon, I met with a couple of folks from WM-CH who > were interested in talking about ways that chapters can get involved > in engineering/product development, similar to WM-DE's work on > Wikidata. > > My recommendation to them was to consider working on GLAM-related > tooling. This includes helping improve some of the reporting tools > currently running in Labs (primarily developed by the illustrious and > wonderful Magnus Manske in his spare time), but also meeting other > requirements identified by the GLAM community  and potentially > helping with the development of more complex MediaWiki-integrated > tools like the GLAMWiki-Toolset. > > There's work that only WMF is well positioned to do (like feeding all > media view data into Hadoop and providing generalized reports and > APIs), but a lot of work in the aforementioned categories could be > done by any chapter and could easily be scaled up from 1 to 2 to 3 > FTEs and beyond as warranted. That's because a lot of the tools are > separate from MediaWiki, so code review and integration requirements > are lower, and it's easier for technically proficient folks to help. > > In short, I think this could provide a nice on-ramp for a chapter or > chapters to support the work of volunteers in the cultural sector with > appropriate technology. This availability of appropriate technology is > clearly increasingly a distinguishing factor for Wikimedia relative to > more commercial offerings in its appeal to the cultural sector. > > At the same time, WMF itself doesn't currently prioritize work with > the cultural sector very highly, which I think is appropriate given > all the other problems we have to solve. So if this kind of work has > to compete for attention with much more basic improvements to say the > uploading pipeline or the editing tools, it's going to lose. Therefore > I think having a "cultural tooling" team or teams in the larger > movement would be appropriate. > > I've not heard back from WM-CH yet on this, but I also don't think > it's an exclusive suggestion, so wanted to put the idea in people's > heads in case other organizations in the movement want to help with > it. I do want WMF to solve the larger infrastructure problems, but the > more specialized tooling is likely _not_ going to be high on our > agenda anytime soon. > > Thanks, > Erik > >  > https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Report_on_requirements_for_usage_and_reuse_statistics_for_GLAM_content.pdf > > -- > Erik Möller > VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- *Jon Davies - Chief Executive Wikimedia UK*. Mobile (0044) 7803 505 169 tweet @jonatreesdavies Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). Telephone (0044) 207 065 0990. Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>