Interoperability between different information environments and the free software Tainacan
Publication, dissemination and network collaboration in the documentation of digital collections of memory institutions: interoperability between the information environments Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia and the free software Tainacan
Dalton Lopes Martins, University of Brasília, Brazil
The presentation proposes the development of a service that facilitates the publication and monitoring of editions and collaborations carried out by users of digital collections from memory institutions in the Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia environments. The project is in the initial phase of modeling and information architecture development. Therefore, it proposes the technical modeling of a feedback service, called roundtripping, between the information networks of the wiki ecosystem and the free software Tainacan. Tainacan has become an important free software for the management and dissemination of digital collections in a network of memory institutions in Brazil. There are important technical and operational challenges for the implementation of a service that not only allows the publication of collections from a digital repository of a memory institution, but also monitors the reuse, editions and collaborations of users in other information networks. By allowing the connection between the Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia information networks for the publication and encouragement of the reuse of the digital collections of institutions already published in Tainacan, the project aims to expand the circulation of heritage collections, make the knowledge generated about them relevant and, thus, value Brazilian material culture on the network society. All functionalities imagined for the project will be implemented integrated to the Tainacan plugin. The research project involves a cooperation between the Wikimedia Brasil Association and the São Paulo Museum of the University of São Paulo.