Submissions/Batch uploading at Commons


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Batch uploading at Commons
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Tutorial (or maybe workshop)
Author of the submission
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Commons & Wikimedia Nederland
Personal homepage or blog
Userpage at Commons
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
Uploading one image to Commons can be difficult, but what about uploading a thousand images to Commons? At Commons we call this batch uploading. Files can come from different sources like public domain websites, Flickr or maybe as part of a partnership, but have a lot in common: The images are free and need to be somehow integrated into the collection of files at Commons. How do you do this? What tools do we have to assist? What kind of techniques are available? How to get the images categorized so that user can actually find them? What are common(s) difficulties and pitfalls? I'll try to guide you through the maze. I'll use past and current projects to try to answer these questions and share the lessons learned.
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Knowledge and Collaboration
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Probably will
Slides or further information (optional)

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  1. Laaknor 07:55, 16 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Waldir 08:02, 16 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Yarl 20:59, 16 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]