A commonly highlighted problem limiting capacity building has been the lack of findability of existing resources such as training material, reports, and case studies. The hope is that Metabase will be able to help to alleviate this issue by improving searchability and findability of the knowledge and experience of the Wikimedia Movement. The first stage of its development, which is currently ongoing as of 2023, is to focus on the content produced by Wikimedia Sverige, such as data about its reports, events, projects etc. with a special focus on initiatives connected to Content Partnerships. This data is currently stored on the chapter's wiki in text form. By making the data structured, we hope to be able to get a better overview of what the chapter has done over the years.In the next stage we aim to scale the efforts to add a broader set of data around content partnerships from the international Movement this includes adding data on informational resources requested through the Content Partnership Hub Helpdesk and identified by the connected Working Groups. The hope is that we can build further on this foundation to then invite other Wikimedia affiliates and interest groups to join in and contribute with their data.
- Get started by learning about what sort of data is included and how it is modeled.
- Learn about the personas we imagine could use Metabase to get an insight into our vision for the project.
- If you come from Wikidata, learn about the practical differences of Metabase.
Use the queries to find all items of a particular type.
- [QUERY] document (Q21)
- [QUERY] event (Q40)
- [QUERY] project (Q2)
More queries to explore:
- MSIG Grant used to fund some of the work on Metabase: Capacity building in the Content Partnerships Hub
- Wikimania 2023 presentation: It's on Meta, but discoverable – organizational knowledge in a structured form