Wikidata:Dataset Imports/A Bibliography for Aegean Glyptic in the Bronze Age (1991), compiled by John G. Younger
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A Bibliography for Aegean Glyptic in the Bronze Age (1991), compiled by John G. Younger
The original bibliography list was published in the CMS series by the Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel (http://cmsheidelberg.uni-hd.de/) in 1991 as the supplementary volume 4 (Beiheft 4). In 2009 the author published this same annotated bibliography in HTML format on http://people.ku.edu/~jyounger/Sphragis/sealbib1.html
The HTML version of the bibliography is available under: http://people.ku.edu/~jyounger/Sphragis/sealbib1.html
A digitised version of the printed bibliography is available under http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.367.518 in PDF format.
A biblatex version of the bibliography is being prepared and enriched and available under https://github.com/bellerophons-pegasus/lobib/tree/master/source-bibtex
The dataset consists of about 1200 bibliographic references to scholarly publications about Aegean seals and sealings from the Bronze Age published before 1991. Each reference is annotated with related topics, including places and discussed objects.
The list is first organised by author and then followed by a thematic index, where after each keyword a list of author year references follows. Import of the dataset was initiated during a fellowship in the programme "Open Science Fellows Program" funded by Wikimedia Deutschland, the Stifterverband, and the Volkswagen Foundation. A detailed project description is available on Wikiversity. Additionally a dedicated web application is under construction in order to fetch the references from wikidata and display them in a custom way with a search function and filters. Further functionalities like sorting and also exporting are planned. The repository is available on GitHub.
Progress of importEdit
The table below is used to track the progress of importing this dataset. The suggested column headings are most applicable to data being imported from a spreadsheet - you can change some column headings or add new columns as required to best describe the progress of this import.
|Wikidata item for the dataset||Transform data from HTML into bibtex||Clean and enrich data||Format data into spreadsheet to import the data||Structure of data within Wikidata||Match the dataset to Wikidata||Importing data into Wikidata||Visualisations||Maintainance queries and expected results|
|A Bibliography for Aegean Glyptic in the Bronze Age (Q61761384)||In progress, Authors a to f ready. Final bibtex files are stored on GitHub.||In progress. Correcting typos and in rare cases wrong references. Adding links to full texts when available, as well as DOIs and the like.||Not done yet; depends on structure of data within Wikidata||In progress, first manual entries already present.||In progress. Information to be matched: Keywords, Authors, Editors, Publisers, and Journals.||Not done yet||In progress; see repository on GitHub.||Not done yet|
Use the table below to list batches of edits that have been completed for this dataset. Ideally each entry should have all applicable columns filled out, but at a minimum please make to add a date and description to give an idea of what was added to Wikidata and when.
|Date||Description||Method||Properties||Qualifiers||References||Statements added||Statements removed||Link to import sheet|
|Nov. 18 - Feb. 19||Exploring how references can be modelled in Wikidata||Manual and for two or three test with Quickstatemens||-||-||-||10 new items; 12 items expanded||0|
|30. May 19||Updating persons and importing new person information related to references a-b||Reconciliation with OpenRefine, exporting from there via Quickstatements in multiple iterations; manual editing for corrections and individual additions||family name; given name; occupation; sex or gender; Viaf ID;||series ordinals||-||26 new family names; 35 updated items; 36 new persons||0|
|Date 3||Description 3||Method 3||Properties 3||Qualifiers 3||References 3||Added Count 3||Removed Count 3||Link 3|
Discussion of importEdit
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Wikidata item for datasetEdit
The bibliographic information of the printed bibliography was entered into Wikidata and also marked as a dataset: A Bibliography for Aegean Glyptic in the Bronze Age (Q61761384)
Transform data from HTML into bibtexEdit
Transforming of data was done in seven batches by author last names: a-b, c-f, g-j, k-m, n-q, r-t, and v-z. First the references where manually copied from the website and pasted into a txt file. This was processed with a Python script in order to get a text file where each line contains a reference with the author name at the beginning of the line. The resulting file could then be parsed with AnyStyle. The GUI of AnyStyle offers a comfortable way of viewing the parsed results and correcting the assigned labels. The first two batches were also used to train the model, which resulted in better parsing results in the remaining batches. The corrected references could then be exported from AnyStyle into the BibTeX format, which was then further edited with JabRef.
Screenshots of the individual transformation steps:
Clean and enrich dataEdit
After transformation into the BibTeX format the references where edited using JabRef. In order to improve the quality of the dataset each reference was manually looked up online in order to check and enrich (e. g. add links to full texts) it.
In the course of this process typos were detected and errors corrected. Whenever a digital version of the reference was found, the respective link was added. If DOIs were assigned, they were also added. Links to full texts include links to JSTOR, journal web pages, and in some cases to Academia.edu or Researchgate.net
The final BibTeX files are available on GitHub. Authors a-f are ready, the remaining still in progress. All references to reviews are going to be processed later, because they all refer to publications mentioned in the list.
Format data into spreadsheet to import the dataEdit
Structure of data within WikidataEdit
First manual entries are already present. They were created in order to explore how they can be modelled in Wikidata and if any new properties have to be created. For formatting reference information work done in the WikiCite project is considered. An overview on how the individual reference types are going to be represented will follow here.
|Field name||Wikidata property||Notes|
Match the dataset to WikidataEdit
Information to be matched: Keywords, Authors, Editors, Publisers, and Journals. More information will follow.
Importing data into WikidataEdit
Import completion notesEdit
Still a bespoke web application is being developed, in order to provide more information and more reference management related functionality. The development repository is available on GitHub. The current version of the application is published with GitHub pages
Queries and expected resultsEdit
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