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♻️ Commons File Infoboxes based on Wikidata and SDC

18 March 2022 @ 19:00 19:50 UTC

♻️ This event is part of the Wikidata Data Reuse Days 2022.

Wikimedia Commons is using Wikidata and SDC based Infobox templates for millions of files, for example “Information” and Artwork” templates . Those infoboxes aim to look and behave like original templates created decades ago, but can also interact with Wikidata and SDC wikibase data. For example they can fill in missing values, compare stored values to wikibase data, or even create links for easy transfer of metadata from Commons to Wikidata using QuickStatements. They are written as Lua modules and in most cases use less resources than the original wikitext templates they are replacing. This presentation will explain how they work, will discuss some of the design choices and future plans.

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