[OpenGLAM] Elog.io now up w/ Commons data
mz at kl.nl
Thu Dec 11 10:16:23 UTC 2014
I had the same problem, updating my browser worked.
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> On 11 Dec 2014, at 10:54 , Jonas Öberg <jonas at shuttleworthfoundation.org> wrote:
> Hi James,
> I believe this problem will now have been fixed. Could you try
> installing again from
> On 11 December 2014 at 09:58, James Morley <James.Morley at europeana.eu> wrote:
>> Hi Jonas
>> I saw you present this at Wikimania London and it looks interesting.
>> I just tried installing the Chrome extension on my Mac and it repeatedly tells me 'There was a problem adding the item to Chrome. Please refresh the page and try again'. Any ideas what this might be?
>> Thanks, James
>> From: open-glam [open-glam-bounces at lists.okfn.org] on behalf of Jonas Öberg [jonas at shuttleworthfoundation.org]
>> Sent: 11 December 2014 09:35
>> To: open-glam at lists.okfn.org
>> Subject: [OpenGLAM] Elog.io now up w/ Commons data
>> Dear all,
>> this may be of interest to some of you who have collections available
>> through Wikimedia Commons (and to everyone else too, for that matter,
>> but in different ways).
>> Yesterday, we released the public beta of Elog.io, a catalog of
>> creative works initially seeded with 22,452,638 images from Wikimedia
>> Commons. Elog.io provides a way to search that collection by a
>> perceptual hash, which matches an image even if it's been moved away
>> from Commons, resized, and had its format changed.
>> You can get more information and download our browser extensions from
>> Why is this relevant, you ask? Let's say you really like ferrets, and
>> you're reading about ferrets on the Examiner web site:
>> And you see the image of a ferret on a bed and think "this looks
>> familiar!" With Elog.io, you can match that image of a ferret on a bed
>> to Wikimedia Commons:
>> You'll learn where it's from and what license it's under, despite this
>> not being included in the Examiner web site. The same would be true
>> for any collection which is part of the Elog.io catalog. As of right
>> now, we've only included Wikimedia Commons, but we're actively looking
>> to include other collections too.
>> What the browser extensions allow you to do in addition to matching an
>> image you find
>> "in the wild" against Wikimedia Commons is that it provides a quick and
>> handy "Copy as HTML" to copy the image and attribution as a HTML
>> snippet for pasting into Word, LibreOffice, Wordpress, etc.
>> Elog.io is also an open API, which provide lookup functions to find
>> information using a URL (the
>> Commons' page name URL) or using the perceptual hash, which can then
>> be implemented in other applications.
>> Jonas Öberg, Founder & Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow
>> Commons Machinery | jonas at commonsmachinery.se
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