Submissions/Open Access Media Importer
After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.
- Submission no.
- Subject no.
- Title of the submission
- Open Access Media Importer
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
- Daniel Mietchen
- Country of origin
- E-mail address
- User:Daniel Mietchen
- Personal homepage or blog
The Open Access Media Importer is a tool that transfers audio and video files from suitably licensed scholarly articles (with an initial focus on biomedicine) to Wikimedia Commons. In this session, its design and operation will be presented, along with observations on the reuse of the imported files and on the extendability of the approach to non-multimedia materials or to open-access sources beyond biomedicine.
- Detailed proposal
PubMed Central is a large database of biomedical publications, some of which are available under a license that permits reuse of the materials on Wikimedia projects. The Open Access Media Importer is an automated tool that scans PubMed Central for such openly licensed articles and checks whether there are any audio or video files associated with them. If so, it converts them to a format accepted by Wikimedia Commons and uploads them there, along with complete metadata and suggested Commons categories. The tool has contributed about half of the OGV files on Wikimedia Commons.
- Technology and Infrastructure
- Length of presentation/talk
- 25 Minutes
- Language of presentation/talk
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Special requests
- This presentation would be given on-wiki, making use of video and sound
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