Grants:PEG/WM CZ/Acquiring scientific and specialized pictures

This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2009-10. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Česká republika
Grant contact name
Petr Novák
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Jan Lochman Matěj Baťha
Project lead user-name or e-mail
User:Jedudedek |
Project lead title (position), if any
Full project name
Acquiring scientific and specialized pictures
Amount requested (in USD)
Provisional target start date
July 1, 2009
Provisional completion date
June 1, 2010

Project scope edit

Members of this project will contact holders of scientific and research-related pictures and try to persuade them to release their works under free licenses (such as CC-BY-SA 3.0). They will also negotiate visits of factories or other facilities that are inaccessible to general public in order to acquire quality images for Foundation projects. Also rich information layer will be added to file descriptions in Czech and English language. We will also try to obtain non-photographic media (such as videos and audio recordings) when possible/appropriate.

Project's budget will cover administrative costs (such as postage), translation of specialized image descriptions and transportation costs for facility visits.

Project goal edit

The goal of this project is to supply Wikimedia Commons with scientific, research and industry-related media that it's currently missing. This media content will increase quality of all free knowledge projects that benefit from Commons.

Non-financial requirements edit

There are no non-finalcial requirement associated with this project.

Fit to strategy edit

The project will provide missing quality images and/or other files from area which aren't currently very well covered by volunteer work. This will increase the quality of all language editions of Wikipedia, Wikiversity and other WMF projects.

Other benefits edit

As a side effect, this project will also help copyright holders (scientists, labs etc.), to find a way to release their pictures under free licences and spread knowledge about these licences in the scientific community.

Measures of success edit

We will consider this project successful if 30 scientific/research pictures (with rich information layer) will be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and 4 plants (i.e. thematic categories) pictures will be documented (by approximately 200 high quality pictures in total).