About this board

Sklavensau (talkcontribs)
Evolution and evolvability (talkcontribs)

No problem. I've gone back in to add in as much information as I can veryify from available sources, or infer with reasonable confidence.

Reply to "Please don't be lazy .."

Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors

Kholoudsaa (talkcontribs)

Dear Thomas,

I hope you are doing good,

I am Kholoud, a researcher at the King’s College London, and I work on a project as part of my PhD research that develops a personalized recommendation system to suggest Wikidata items for the editors based on their interests and preferences. I am collaborating on this project with Elena Simperl and Miaojing Shi.

I would love to talk with you to know about your current ways to choose the items you work on in Wikidata and understand the factors that might influence such a decision. Your cooperation will give us valuable insights into building a recommender system that can help improve your editing experience.  

Participation is completely voluntary. You have the option to withdraw at any time. Your data will be processed under the terms of UK data protection law (including the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018). The information and data that you provide will remain confidential; it will only be stored on the password-protected computer of the researchers. We will use the results anonymized (?) to provide insights into the practices of the editors in item selection processes for editing and publish the results of the study to a research venue. If you decide to take part, we will ask you to sign a consent form, and you will be given a copy of this consent form to keep.

If you’re interested in participating and have 15-20 minutes to chat (I promise to keep the time!), please either contact me on kholoudsaa@gmail.com or use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmmFHaiB20nK14wrQJgfrA18PtmdagyeRib3xGtvzkdn3Lgw/viewform?usp=sf_link  with your choice of the times that work for you.

I’ll follow up with you to figure out what method is the best way for us to connect.

Please contact me using the email mentioned above if you have any questions or require more information about this project.

Thank you for considering taking part in this research.



Reply to "Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors"

Erratum Article discussion at WikiProject_Source_MetaData?

Trilotat (talkcontribs)

How about a discussion on errata? I think there's a need for organized tie-in between errata and the amended article? I am not entirely sure there's a good source for the DOIs.

Evolution and evolvability (talkcontribs)

Totally agree. In some ways it'll be a bit more complex (does the post-erratum article need a new item, or just deprecate the old doi and add a new doi with the reason; example). I was thinking of doing it after the retraction and predatory projects, but there's no harm in flagging it as an additional section on the talkpage!

Trilotat (talkcontribs)

To be honest, I'm completely confused by that example. I've never seen an original article with it's erratum as a second DOI. To me, your example looks a lot like a preprint and the final version rather than an original and erratum. Consider this more traditional example.

Evolution and evolvability (talkcontribs)

Ah yes really good point! There's a couple of ways I've seen errata handled (Crossmark has a nice summary page).

  1. The journal leaves the original paper the same and links to a separate correction notice (would have separate WD items and link back and forth as in Q96748127)
  2. The journal in-situ replaces the original version with a corrected version with some clear version number (probably better as a single item, but could be modelled as multiple versions, as in Q71419342)

The common factor to both structures is probably the significant event property (e.g. Q96748130#P793 and Q71419342#P793). I've seen some papers with multiple in0-situ updates from errata (though I can't remember the example).

There was a nice paper a couple of years back on possible future ways of handling corrections (link). So we'll also need to think about maximally future-proofing the way wikidata handles the data.

Reply to "Erratum Article discussion at WikiProject_Source_MetaData?"

Invitation for the WikiProject COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, 15 of June)

TiagoLubiana (talkcontribs)

Hello Thomas,

How are you? I hope things are all right.

I would like to invite you to the tomorrow (Monday, 15 of June) call of the Wikiproject COVID-19 at 15:00 UTC .

This is the link for the call: https://meet.google.com/vtp-ighz-npx

This is the link for the etherpad: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/wikidata_covid_notes

The WikiProject seems to be losing momentum. Perception of the size of COVID-19 as an enormous problem is fading (at least in Brazil). That might be a sign of things getting better, but it is also very dangerous (as they might not be that better yet).

In tomorrow's call, I would like to discuss with you two important and related questions:

- How can this WikiProject best serve the anti-COVID-19 effort?

- What can this project offer for the post-COVID-19 Wikidata world?

As usual, if you have any topics to add, you can do so either before at the Project Meeting Page or at the meeting. or at the meeting.

I hope you can make it!

All the best,



Reply to "Invitation for the WikiProject COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, 15 of June)"

Call Wikiproject COVID-19 tomorrow (Monday, May 4th)

TiagoLubiana (talkcontribs)


How are you doing?

I am here to invite you for the Wikiproject  COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, May 4th).

If you are able to meet, the call (in this link: https://meet.google.com/vtp-ighz-npx) will happen tomorrow at 15:00 UT.

As a note, 15:00 UTC is:

  • 11:00 AM in New York, USA
  • 12:00 AM in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 4:00 PM in Tunisia
  • 6:00 PM Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

If you want, also feel free to add topics at the meeting page!



Reply to "Call Wikiproject COVID-19 tomorrow (Monday, May 4th)"
TiagoLubiana (talkcontribs)


How are you doing? Tomorrow (on Monday 20th ) we will have an open group in Google Meet to discuss the directions of the WikiProject COVID-19 and decide priorities to better organize the next steps.

You are more than invited to join us if you would like (and have the time) !

The call is scheduled for tomorrow 15 UTC, in this link: https://meet.google.com/tar-ufru-syb You can find more about it, and perhaps add your name to the list, here: Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/Project_meeting

Thank you very much!

All the best,


Reply to "Wikiproject COVID-19 meeting"
There are no older topics