Hello. We have released a comprehensive tutorial video -- as one medium-length video and as several shorter clips -- aimed at helping non-Wikimedians submit media to Wikimedia Commons via OTRS.
This video is the result of a pilot project within the framework of the Community Capacity Development <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CCD> program at the Wikimedia Foundation. It was led by Asaf Bartov <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Asaf_(WMF)>, from the Community Development team, with the active involvement of an advisory committee made up of experienced OTRS and Commons volunteers. The script development and video production were done by contractor Victor Grigas <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:VGrigas_(WMF)>, and reviewed by the advisory committee. The video is intended to be useful to OTRS agents, Commons volunteers, and Wikipedia volunteers in various languages, for helping *non-Wikimedians* submit media via OTRS. It is hoped that being able to refer people to the video, in whole or in part (to the introduction plus a specific scenario, perhaps), would save at least some of the *very common* back-and-forth correspondence many OTRS agents have to conduct with non-Wikimedian contributors struggling to understand copyright and Commons norms. The video is designed to be easy to translate and localize, with no speech, and a lot of interstitials, which should facilitate preparing localized versions of the video(s). The page describing the video, including links to the various versions, the script, and even B-roll material, is here: *https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Video_tutorial_on_how_to_submit_media_to_Wikimedia_Commons_using_OTRS <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Video_tutorial_on_how_to_submit_media_to_Wikimedia_Commons_using_OTRS>* I request your help in three ways: 1. Spread the news in your communities, and ensure your fellow volunteers are aware of the availability of this resource. 2. Translate the video (the page itself is much less important) into your language, if not English. 3. Provide feedback on the video, or on your use of it, ideally on-wiki, in the talk page of the page linked above. Thanks, A.  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Capacity_Development  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Asaf_(WMF)  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:VGrigas_(WMF) -- Asaf Bartov Community Development Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! https://donate.wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>