Tech News (2019, week 49)

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Introducing ISA – a cool tool for adding structured data on Commons

The ISA tool being announced at WikiData Conference 2019 as the coolest multimedia tool of the year by Liam Wyatt (User:Wittylama). Photo: User:Sandra Fauconnier

ISA is a new tool that makes it very easy for anyone, including absolute beginners, to add structured data descriptions in the form of captions and so-called ‘Depicts’ statements to images on Wikimedia Commons. ISA is called a ‘micro-contributions’ tool: when you use ISA, you make many very small edits to Wikimedia Commons in a playful way. We intentionally designed ISA to be multilingual and mobile-first; it has been such a hit that it received a WikidataCon 2019 Award in the Multimedia category last October. And why this name? ‘Isa’ is the chiShona language word for ‘put’ or ‘place’, but it was also chosen because it is an acronym for Information Structured Acceleration or Information Structured Additions.

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Tech News (2019, week 48)

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Tech News (2019, week 47)

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Tech News (2019, week 46)

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Tech News (2019, week 45)

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Tech News (2019, week 44)

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Tech News (2019, week 43)

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Desktop improvements – A request for feedback

The Readers Web team at the WMF will work on some improvements to the desktop interface over the next couple of years. The goal is to increase usability without removing any functionality. We have been inspired by changes made by volunteers, but that currently only exist as local gadgets and user scripts, prototypes, and volunteer-led skins. We would like to begin the process of bringing some of these changes into the default experience on all Wikimedia projects.

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