If this does come off and you have a residue of awkward to categorise ones
I might be available to sort them out if you can get them in a separate
temporary category. I helped WMIE with Wiki Loves monuments last year and
have nearly finshed the English residue of this years Wiki Loves Monuments.
On 14 October 2016 at 12:29, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Rod, I'd be happy to help with a call/video meeting, or to run the
> modest-sized batch upload when they are ready. The numbers mentioned
> may take just a day or two to upload. At this moment I'm the most
> active Commons uploader of GLAM media, the can see examples at
> As Jonathan implies, the upload itself may be a bit technically
> challenging, but is not especially intellectually challenging for the
> institution. The hard part is the early spadework; examining the
> collection and ensuring that the metadata is reliably consistent,
> working out how to do some auto-categorization without potentially
> 'spamming' Commons categories, that the best use is made of Commons
> templates by intelligently mapping metadata to fields, and that the
> various copyright scenarios are hammered out in advance.
> The last issue of copyright may be as simple as applying the
> no-copyright-known template, or it may need a bit of programmer magic
> to automatically map copyright licenses based on metadata, and weed
> out images that may be challenged under our strict Commons policies of
> there being "no significant doubt". It's better to have those
> discussions early, rather than have multiple deletion requests to
> manage downstream.
> fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae
> On 14 October 2016 at 09:15, Jonathan Cardy <werespielchequ...@gmail.com>
> > Fæ would be my first suggestion for a mass upload if he is available and
> > collection is suitable. But reading through that link I'm not sure we can
> > use that collection. Apparently it was started forty years ago by a
> > who invited people to bring in historic photos and lend them to the
> > to make a copy.
> > I'm sure that's fine for the Museum to use. But I wouldn't care to argue
> > Commons that this constitutes a CC-BY-SA 3 licence for all those images.
> > Hopefully there will be a subset which can be dated early enough to argue
> > PD. Maybe there are some where the rights owner can be traced, but I'd
> > suspect there will be a lot of photographers from an era where some will
> > have died long enough ago to make it difficult to trace the heirs, and
> > others may even still be with us. At some point in the future no doubt we
> > can import the lot, provided a digital copy is still extant.
> > Another reason why the movement needs a sealed repository from which
> > can be migrated when it is out of copyright.
> > Depending on the age range of the images and the quality of the metadata
> > there could be a useful proportion that would be safe to upload. It all
> > depends on the ratio of "my grandfather died in 1880 and left us this
> > collection" to "my grandfather died in 1980 and left us this collection".
> > WSC
> > On 14 Oct 2016, at 08:18, <r...@rodspace.co.uk> <r...@rodspace.co.uk>
> > Hi all,
> > I have just spotted an announcement of a historic photograph digitisation
> > project by the friends of the Somerset Life Museum Research Group (see
> > https://somersetrurallifemuseum.org.uk/2016/10/13/digitisation-project/
> > aiming to digitise 15,000 images.
> > I have made an initial contact asking about licencing and sharing and
> > mentioned “mass uploads” but I know very little about this. I believe
> > have been some people who have done this for/with other GLAMS and/or
> > developed tools to handle this. Who would be the best person to put them
> > touch with if they come back to me and they are willing to release under
> > suitable licence?
> > Rod
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