This is indeed a great opportunity to develop structured environment in
Commons as well as its allied projects!

Regards,
Tanweer


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 1:49 AM, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andre...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> This is great news.
> Very excited for the future :-)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Aubrey
>
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Wes Moran <wmo...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Hello Wikimedia community,
> >
> > It’s our delight to inform you that we received a US$3,015,000 grant from
> > the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
> > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan_Foundation> [1] to
> expedite
> > development of structured data on Commons. The grant will be given over
> the
> > course of three years, and will allow us to develop a team, in
> > collaboration with the Wikidata team at Wikimedia Deutschland, that can
> > focus on integrating the structured data features of Wikidata into
> > describing the media files on Commons.
> >
> > This work will allow us to expedite features both on the Wikidata
> > development roadmap, and in other products supported by the Wikimedia
> > Foundation. The grant also provides funding to ensure that movement
> > stakeholders, like Wiki Loves Monuments and GLAM-Wiki program leaders,
> and
> > external partners who contribute heavily to Commons, such as GLAMs, can
> be
> > involved in the development.
> >
> > We have drafted a high level overview of the grant and its scope,
> available
> > on Commons
> > <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/Sloan_Grant>
> > [2]. A blog post about the grant is also available on the Wikimedia blog
> > <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/09/sloan-foundation-structured-data>
> > [3].
> >
> > We are currently in the process of identifying the technical lead for the
> > project. If you have questions, Alex Stinson, the Foundation’s GLAM-Wiki
> > strategist, will be leading the community engagement and communications
> for
> > the project until we hire a community liaison as part of the grant. Stay
> > tuned for more details about the project in the coming months.
> >
> > We’re excited to be able to support this project, and look forward to
> your
> > participation in its development.
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Wes Moran and Maggie Dennis
> >
> > *Wes Moran, Vice President of Product*
> > *Maggie Dennis, Interim Chief of Community Engagement *
> > *Wikimedia Foundation*
> >
> > [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan_Foundation
> > [2] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data/
> Sloan_Grant
> > [3] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/01/09/sloan-foundation-
> structured-data
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