Hi Toby,
No, I've heard nothing more about this. I'll try to contact them today and
see if they're interested in using the GLAMwiki Toolset directly, rather
than you/someone trying to scrape their site.

-Liam


wittylama.com
Peace, love & metadata


On 25 August 2014 02:48, Toby Hudson <tob...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Peter / Liam,
> Did anyone make progress on this?  I've finally had a look at some of the
> images, and we *definitely* want them on Commons.  If nobody finds anything
> easier, I suppose I can start putting together a scraping script (but this
> may take me months at the rate I accumulate spare time).
> Toby
>
>
> On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Peter, that would be great if you would use your inside-contacts.
>> Much quicker and also probably more effective than a cold-call!
>> Ideally they could pro-actively give us a bulk dump with the metadata
>> that they specifically wish - it gives them a greater sense of having
>> contributed to Wikimedia rather than just 'allowing' us to scrape the
>> website. The other thing is that the videos would all need mp4 -> ogv
>> conversion. This is not technically hard, but it is annoying.
>> Perhaps you could see if there's someone you know inside the organisation
>> who was responsible for that website who could help?
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> -Liam
>>
>> wittylama.com
>> Peace, love & metadata
>>
>>
>> On 7 May 2014 09:39, Peter Ansell <ansell.pe...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Liam,
>>>
>>> I am currently working at CSIRO if that helps. Probably quickest to
>>> try getting in contact using the details at:
>>>
>>> http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/pages/contact/
>>>
>>> If that doesn't work I will contact my local PR person to see what we
>>> can do to get a bulk dump somehow.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Peter
>>>
>>> On 6 May 2014 10:24, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Hello Australian and GLAMtools lists,
>>> > I read today on the Creative Commons Australia blog that CSIRIO's
>>> > ScienceImage library has been re-licensed to CC-BY:
>>> >
>>> http://creativecommons.org.au/blog/2014/04/csiro-releases-scienceimage-archive-4000-cc-by-photos-free-for-reuse/
>>> > [for non-Australians CSIRO is our national science/research institute].
>>> >
>>> > This is a fabulous series of images, nearly all of which are useful in
>>> WP
>>> > articles as they are taken for 'scientific' purposes which means they
>>> are
>>> > easily usable as educational images. Take a look:
>>> >
>>> > http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/
>>> >
>>> > There's also over 500 documentary video files
>>> >
>>> http://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/search/?tags=&keyword=&library=&assettype=video&rgb=&deviation=30&page=1
>>> >
>>> > Here are the subject areas they've divided things up into:
>>> >
>>> > Animals birds fish marine life sheep
>>> > Buildings laboratories radio telescopes
>>> > Food fruits vegetables seafood
>>> > Insects arachnids moths termites
>>> > Landscapes deserts farms mountains
>>> > People In the lab in the field
>>> > Plants crops flowers trees
>>> > Soil Science erosion mining soils
>>> > Technology computers & computer equipment
>>> > Textile wool and woollen products
>>> > Transportation boats
>>> > Equipment industrial equipment laboratories
>>> > Fire bushfire fire management
>>> > Water irrigation lakes rivers
>>> >
>>> > Could someone on the GLAMWikiToolset users see if you can neatly
>>> extract
>>> > these files to mass upload them to Commons? Equally, we could try to
>>> contact
>>> > CSIRO directly?
>>> >
>>> > -Liam
>>> >
>>> > wittylama.com
>>> > Peace, love & metadata
>>> >
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