Our Hackathon project consists in producing Wikidata tutorials specifically aimed at heritage institutions. The tutorials shall cover a broad range of topics, providing simple explanations for beginners in several languages. The tutorials will be gathered on a website, where users can either look for specific instructions or go through the whole programme of tutorials. In this perspective, we have created a storyboard going from a general introduction to the usefulness of Wikidata for GLAMs to tutorials explaining how to edit specific information.
The tutorials are based on powerpoint presentations with audio tracks. We have prepared a template to facilitate the tutorial production during the hackathon. We also have scripts for some of the topics. We will be using applications such as deepl to automatically translate the scripts. With the use of “text to speech” converters, we will record the scripts in English, French, German and Italian. This will allow us to produce many tutorials in the short time span of the GLAMhack.
A second aspect of our project consists in producing a short video as an introduction to our website. This video should explain what kind of information is registered about GLAMs in Wikidata and what benefits the institutions can draw from the database.
We are looking for participants who are interested in sharing their Wikidata knowledge, people who have experience with fun and easy tutorials, polyglots who can edit the automatically generated translations or people without any Wikidata know-how who want to help us develop the user journey of our tutorial programme by trying it out. For the short introduction video, we are looking for multimedia producers.
Contact: Valérie aka GLAMoperator > email@example.com
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