Topic: Wikimedia Commons – publication of images under Creative Commons licence
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m. (EST) / 20:30-22:00 (UTC)
Facilitators: Simon Villeneuve and Miguel Tremblay
Wikimedia Commons is a media repository of free-use images, sounds, other media, and JSON files. It is a project of the Wikimedia foundation. This workshop will guide you publishing free-use images, in direct connection with Wikidata and Wikipedia.
This third workshop is intended for artists and cultural workers, beginners and experienced wikimedians alike. It has two sections: a theory introduction followed by guided practice, which allows participants to experiment with free-use images, sounds, and other media.
What is Wikidata?
It’s a free and open knowledge base linked to Wikipedia. Like Wikipedia, Wikidata is also source of information crawled and trusted by search engines. For this reason, Wikidata can be a powerful discoverability tool.
About this workshop series
The 2021-2022 Wikidata Workshop Series is co-presented by CAPACOA, the Conseil québécois du théâtre, the Regroupement Québécois de la danse, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and other partner associations, with the support of LaCogency. It is part of the Linked Digital Future Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.