Greetings, As you may have seen in Tech News, on the Wikimedia blog or at the latest Metrics meeting, I'm currently leading a File metadata cleanup drive, whose goal is to to fix file pages and tweak templates across Wikimedia wikis, to ensure that multimedia files consistently contain machine-readable metadata [1,2].
This initiative is a critical step in improving reuse and following best practices for attribution in PDF prints, offline content like Kiwix and third party tools like WikiWand, among others. Some of you have already started adding the markers to information and licensing templates (Thank you!) and I'm going around wikis to do the same. We're making progress , but there's still a lot of work to do because we have so many wikis. I'd like to ask for your help in adding markers to the templates on your wiki, since you probably speak many languages that I have trouble deciphering. You're also more familiar with your wiki's templates, and a distributed effort will be more efficient than just a handful of us going around wikis :) There's a detailed guide in many languages if you're not sure how to proceed: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/File_metadata_cleanup_drive/How_to_fix_metadata I also recommend that you reach out to other editors on your wiki, template authors, gadget maintainers, etc. since they may be able to help, but may not know about this effort. I'm also happy to help if you have questions. You can ask me off-list, on the tech ambassadors list, on IRC (I'm guillom in #wikimedia on freenode) or on my talk page on Meta. (Carrier pigeons are discouraged.) If you're helping, please consider adding yourself to the list of participants, so others can see which wikis are actively fixing files and templates: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File_metadata_cleanup_drive/Participants And if you're having difficulties, please do let others know on the talk page so we can try and find a solution, both for your benefit and for the benefit of others who might have the same problem: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:File_metadata_cleanup_drive . I hope that you'll be able to help fix files and templates on your wiki and give a hand in this distributed effort.  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File_metadata_cleanup_drive  https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/11/07/cleaning-up-file-metadata-for-humans-and-robots/  https://tools.wmflabs.org/mrmetadata/historical_tallies.svg -- Guillaume Paumier https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Guillaume_(WMF) _______________________________________________ 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>