Hello. I don't mind that User:Liuxinyu970226 added my phone number and e-mail address to my Wikidata entry, there was no need to remove them. :)
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Umm, aren't they published by you on m:User:Gereon Kalkuhl (WMF)?
They are, and on many other places in the Wikiworld as well.
Hello @Gereon K. - then perhaps (while we don't have a clearer policy on Wikidata yet) it's probably good if you mention that on your item's talk page? I'm not a GDPR expert, but I think I understood that explicit permission from individuals is needed to collect personal information like this. We also may want to think of a system to collect such explicit permissions unambiguously and with verified connection to the individuals' identities (OTRS?) - also pinging @ChristianKl who has been quite active on policies related to living people.
I edited the item about me after the the information was added. I regard this as consent. And it would be easy to change the statements as such in such a way that they give a warning when applied to a human, but they don't.
@Spinster: I will think about how to change our policy in a way that refers to explicit permissions. I created a proposal for a property to store information on https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/approval_of_subject
Deleting statements with contact data
I have noticed that you deleted many telephone numbers and email addresses today. What is the reasoning behind it? Is there any rule stating that these should not be added to the database?
Yes, I have done that because I believe that structurally adding these to Wikidata is risky and potentially a privacy violation, which can get the community deeply in trouble with the European GDPR legislation. I have not deleted telephone numbers and email addresses of politicians, as these are public figures who actually need to be reachable as part of their public duty.
I am aware that many of these email addresses and telephone numbers have been sourced from university websites and personal websites, but I believe that we should be very cautious with that. If someone's email address and phone number is listed on such websites, it does definitely not mean that they want that data to be replicated or aggregated elsewhere, especially not in a broadly scoped project like Wikidata whose data will be harvested for many other purposes.
I think that this should be discussed with the community instead of deciding the mass deletion of data on your own. If the discussion leads to the same conclusion as you do, there then could be constraints be added to these properties.
I think you're right. I have raised the issue on the talk page of Wikidata:Living people.
Why are you reclassifying busts (such as Johannes von Tepl (Q1698774))to sculptures?
Busts are a genre of sculpture. When we classify paintings on Wikidata, we also classify most of them as instance of (P31) painting (Q3305213). Genres like portrait painting (Q1400853) go under genre (P136).
The museum site links in the M-Museum Leuven (Q2362660) items you imported in 2016 all seem to be dead. These items are in https://www.erfgoedplus.be/. See example at The Last Supper (Q21975692). I think we should propose a new property for "Erfgoedplus.be ID" - currently there are links to the database as "stated in", "reference URL", "described at URL". etc. I have no idea how to do the regex for a number like "24062A51.priref.19255" (I am hopeless with regex). What do you think?
URL for Streetnames in Rotterdam
you added for Streetnames in Rotterdam an URL to the city archieve in Rotterdam three years ago. For example at Q13442658. As it seems these pages behind the URLs dont exist longer. Do you know since when they dont exist and if these pages are archieved. Is InternetArchieveBot active in Wikidata I think this bot could help archieving data sources that they keep available.
Got a any idea what happened to this (proposed?) property? The Mix'n'Match entry were created four years ago but it doesn't seem like anything came out of it?
To be honest, I have no idea! I apparently did most of the manual matches on this catalog, but have not been involved in its creation or the property otherwise. Sorry! Maybe the members of Wikidata:WikiProject every politician know more....
Structured Data - blogs posted in Wikimedia Space
- Working with Structured Data on Commons: A Status Report, by Lucas Werkmeister, discusses some ways that editors can work with structured data. Topics include tools that have been written or modified for structured data, in addition to future plans for tools and querying services.
- Structured Data on Commons - A Blog Series, written by me, is a five-part posting that covers the basics of the software and features that were built to make structured data happen. The series is meant to be friendly to those who may have some knowledge of Commons, but may not know much about the structured data project.
Structured Data Newsletter - Research link fix
The newsletter omitted two interwiki prefixes, breaking the links on non-meta wikis as you might see above. Here are the correct links:
- m:Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
- m:Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.
My apologies, I hope you find the corrected links helpful.
GTAA on Wikidata
You receive this message because you previously matched persons from the GTAA (the Thesaurus for Audiovisual Archives) with items on Wikidata. We would like to inform you about some improvements that we have made to that catalogue on Mix’n’Match. We have improved the automatic links and added additional information from our catalogue (what we’ve called ‘extracted terms’) to the terms. We hope that this makes matching the thesaurus with Wikidata that much more fun and easier. Read more about this project here or in Dutch WikiProject Dutch Media History nl here. Best! 85jesse (talk) 08:02, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Fall 2018 edition
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- Multilingual Captions, the first feature release for Structured Data, is coming in January of 2019
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Since the last newsletter:
- Review a prototype for searching structured Commons (October 2018)
- "Good coverage" for depicts tagging (Sept. 2018)
- Review and discuss mockups for displaying the new metadata section of the file page (18 September - 9 October 2018)
- Depicts statements draft requirements (14 August - 31 August 2018)
- Identify Wikidata properties that Commons will need (26 June - 14 August 2018)
- Presentation by Keegan on the first features to be released for Structured Data, presented at Wikiconference North America, Columbus, Ohio, October 2018.
- Sandra presented a project update at the GLAM-Wiki conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2018, as part of an update and panel discussion.
- Structured Data on Commons was the subject of a keynote presentation by Sandra (see slides) at the Baltic Audiovisual Archives Council conference in Tallinn, Estonia, November 2018.
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- The info portal on Structured Commons now includes a section on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).
- We are currently planning the first GLAM pilot projects that will use structured data on Wikimedia Commons. One project has already started: the Swedish Heritage Board researches and develops a prototype tool to provide improved metadata (translations, data additions...) from Wikimedia Commons back to the source institution. Read the project brief.
- The documentation for batch uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons will be improved in 2019, as part of preparing for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. To prepare, the GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation wants to understand better which types of documentation you already use, and how you like to learn new GLAM-Wiki skills and knowledge. Fill in a short survey to provide input!
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