At Europeana we’re working with the development of tools that would make it simple for a GLAM collection manager to upload content to Wikimedia Commons with good metadata quality. We’ve come some way but there are two aspects of development where we think we could make good progress in a day with some Wikipedia developers. And of course, if you’d like to work with something else we’d be happy to introduce the tool and its code to you.
Adapting the Wikidata content handler to Wikimedia Commons
The added value would be to store metadata for uploaded media as semantically meaningful structured data rather than as wikitext.
Adding a OAI-PMH client and repository extension to MediaWiki
Some thought and work (see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/OAI-PMH and http://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:ProofreadPage/Improve_index_pages#API) on this seems to have already taken place in the Wikipedia community and we would like to take it further. The added value within the GLAM-sector is that it would make MediaWiki capable of harvesting metadata using the most frequently used data exchange protocol in the GLAM-sector.
Cheers and welcome!
Product Developer at Europeana
david.haskiya at kb.nl