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Fwd: [cultural-partners] A million images released

rupert THURNER-2
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Von: "Andrew Gray" <[hidden email]>
Datum: 13.12.2013 11:31
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An: "Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination" <[hidden email]>

Hi all,

An interesting challenge for us: the British Library has just released
a million (really - 1,019,993) high-quality scans of public domain
images onto Flickr Commons:

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2013/12/a-million-first-steps.html
http://lukemckernan.com/2013/12/13/mechanical-curation/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/ (images)
https://github.com/BL-Labs/imagedirectory (metadata)

The challenge is that they don't know what any of the pictures
actually are. They've been programatically extracted from a corpus of
digitised books, with no metadata beyond the details of the book
itself - which of course tells us very little about what any given
picture is.

As a result, they aren't much use for Commons - at least, not as a
bulk upload. (I looked into this a few months back). They're all PD,
though, so can be individually migrated across without any rights
issues.

The plan is to use Flickr to feed these into a crowdsourcing
application of some form, and hopefully that will give us enough
metadata to be able to start pulling them across into Commons.
However, if you have any smart ideas for how we could bring them into
Commons now, using the metadata we have...

Andrew.

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Re: [cultural-partners] A million images released

Charles Andrès-2
Good, the GLAM work is done, we can go back writing an encyclopedia  ;-)


charles




Le 13 déc. 2013 à 19:20, rupert THURNER <[hidden email]> a écrit :

---------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht ----------
Von: "Andrew Gray" <[hidden email]>
Datum: 13.12.2013 11:31
Betreff: [cultural-partners] A million images released
An: "Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination" <[hidden email]>

Hi all,

An interesting challenge for us: the British Library has just released
a million (really - 1,019,993) high-quality scans of public domain
images onto Flickr Commons:

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digital-scholarship/2013/12/a-million-first-steps.html
http://lukemckernan.com/2013/12/13/mechanical-curation/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/ (images)
https://github.com/BL-Labs/imagedirectory (metadata)

The challenge is that they don't know what any of the pictures
actually are. They've been programatically extracted from a corpus of
digitised books, with no metadata beyond the details of the book
itself - which of course tells us very little about what any given
picture is.

As a result, they aren't much use for Commons - at least, not as a
bulk upload. (I looked into this a few months back). They're all PD,
though, so can be individually migrated across without any rights
issues.

The plan is to use Flickr to feed these into a crowdsourcing
application of some form, and hopefully that will give us enough
metadata to be able to start pulling them across into Commons.
However, if you have any smart ideas for how we could bring them into
Commons now, using the metadata we have...

Andrew.

--
- Andrew Gray
  [hidden email]
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