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Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 22, April-May 2017

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For doing an excellent job explaining the Wikimedia community at: . Astinson (WMF) (talk) 22:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
A lovely surprise- thanks very much! Glad you liked the interview, MartinPoulter (talk) 09:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your messageBrigid Haines (talk) 14:29, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for the interesting training session at WIGS 2017! Nt130887 (talk) 14:53, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

taylor[edit] Laehnemann (talk) 15:45, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

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You need chocolate. --MartinPoulter (talk) 13:56, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Testing uno duo tre...from Naomi[edit]

--Wildgarliclover (talk) 13:58, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello Martin[edit]

Thanks for th--Neathouse (talk) 13:58, 7 July 2017 (UTC)e advice

Wiki-editathon at Oxford Food Symposium[edit]

Thank you for today! Peta DD --TuesdayGardener (talk) 13:58, 7 July 2017 (UTC)


It's nice to meet you. I have enjoyed the workshop.

Milk and Hops

note: above unsigned message from Milkandhops (talk · contribs)

Thank you![edit]

Martin, this has been very worthwhile, thank you.

Actually, Judy Corser aka Judith Bowen

--Helen Cooper (talk) 13:59, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Hullo again[edit]

Test to Martin--Ann Kissane (talk) 13:59, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Chocolate is on its way!--KitchenBonAmi (talk) 14:00, 7 July 2017 (UTC)


It's nice to meet you. I have enjoyed the workshop.


Hi Martin,

Thank you!

Felizfirenze (talk) 14:01, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Trying hard to send message[edit]

Can you send me your slides ?

--Gorontalo Food Travel (talk) 14:02, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Great session!--KitchenBonAmi (talk) 14:03, 7 July 2017 (UTC)


greetings Welshgastronaut (talk) 14:04, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

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Don't panic![edit]

I'm formally required to notify you of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Martin Poulter. Nothing for you to worry about. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:07, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

I got the notification because you mentioned me, but thanks for this courtesy. No panic! :) MartinPoulter (talk) 11:22, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Hi MartinPoulter, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Anarchyte (work | talk) 13:20, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank You re British Library/OSFC Wikiedit![edit]

Dear Martin,

This is written in haste and later than hoped - I was slayed by a vile bug on Sunday and Monday and hence am only just getting to this.

Anyhow, this is to say a heartfelt thank you for what was a wonderfully delivered and received day of training on Friday. I have heard from a number of the attendees and all found your training interesting and informative.

I would love your insights or input in any group activities we organize for the growing number of Oxford Symposium of Food & Cookery Wikieditors.

I will be in touch soon but again, thank you for a really terrific day of training.

All the best,

Polly — Preceding unsigned comment added by RussellHistoryCook (talkcontribs) 16:33, 11 July 2017 (UTC)


Martin, Thanks for the note on Talk:List of hill forts and ancient settlements in Somerset which I will look at when I get more time. I did notice on User:MartinPoulter/Hillforts (claiming to be about Wiltshire) you have Kenwalch's Castle which is in Somerset.— Rod talk 14:30, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks @Rodw: The entry in the Atlas says the hillfort is "on a ridge in the hills of the Somerset/Wiltshire border" and its Historical Environment Record is allocated by the Wiltshire & Swindon authority, which makes it understandable that they've located it in Wiltshire. Is it possible that it's partly in both and so it's a toss-up which to count it in? I could tag it in Wikidata as "located in" both counties. MartinPoulter (talk) 14:48, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Yep putting it in both is probably best The pastscape entry definitely says Somerset, but NHLE entry says both (so Historic England is confused). Magic maps shows it on the border.— Rod talk 15:44, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #269[edit]

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter, July 19, 2017[edit]

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons?[edit]

The millions of files on Wikimedia Commons are described with a lot of information or (meta)data. With the project Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons, this data is structured more, and is made machine-readable. This will make it easier to view, search (also multilingually), edit, organize and re-use the files on Commons.

In early 2017, the Sloan Foundation funded this project (see documentation). Development takes place in 2017–2020. It involves staff from the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) and many volunteers. To achieve this, Wikibase support is added to Wikimedia Commons. Wikibase is the technology that is also used for Wikidata.

Recent developments: groundwork[edit]

  • A new and crucial technical step (federation) now makes it possible to reference data from one Wikibase website in another. Because of this, it will be possible to use Wikidata's items and properties to describe media files on Commons.
  • Another important piece of groundwork is under development: so-called Multi-Content Revisions. This feature allows structured data to be stored alongside wiki text, so that one wiki page can contain several types of content.

Team updates[edit]

  • Amanda Bittaker was hired as Program Manager for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. Amanda will take care of the overall management of the project.
  • Sandra Fauconnier (known as Spinster in her volunteer capacity) is the new Community Liaison. She will support the collaboration between the communities (Commons, Wikidata, GLAM) and the product development teams at the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland.
  • We have open positions for a UX designer and a Product Manager!

Talking with communities and allies[edit]

  • Long-term feedback from GLAMs. Besides the Wikimedia community, many external cultural and knowledge institutions (GLAMs - Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) are interested in Structured Data on Commons and are willing to provide feedback on the long-term plans for the project. Alex Stinson, GLAM strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, is currently in contact with Europeana, DPLA, the Smithsonian and the National Archives of the United States. Alex is also looking for other GLAM institutions who might be able to advise on the long term. If you know of an institution or partner that may be appropriate for consultation, do get in touch with Alex.
  • Jonathan Morgan, design researcher, is starting to work on two projects:

What comes next?[edit]

  • The Structured Data on Commons team meets in the week after Wikimania to lay the groundwork for the next steps. This includes new backend development and design work, for better and more clear integration of the structured data in pages on Wikimedia Commons.
  • The project's information pages on Wikimedia Commons will receive a long overdue update in the upcoming months. The team will also work on more and better communication channels. Feedback, wishes and tips are welcome at the project's general talk page.

Get involved[edit]

Many greetings from SandraF (WMF) (talk), Community Liaison for this project! 13:55, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

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