Wikidata:WikiProject Linked Data for Production/Wikidata for Librarians May 2019
Date: Monday, 21 May 2019
Slides: Wikidata for Librarians
UC DLFx is hosting Wikidata for Librarians, a private preconference workshop for librarians attending the University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) conference. Wikidata, a structured data repository which is freely available to anyone to edit, create, use and reuse, has emerging as a powerful tool for the library community. The ARL Wikidata Task Force White Paper (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZsOyw2sOD3a7xJQ6XCSYDGjZUPxGGl8tuvC7vvtlJRU/edit) lists several important use cases. This workshop, especially designed for librarians, will provide an introduction to Wikidata and opportunities for attendees to practice editing existing items and creating new items in Wikidata. In addition, attendees will be encouraged to participate in a brainstorm session to talk about the potential Wikidata projects that the UC libraries may be interested in working together.
1:00-1:15 - Welcome
1:15-1:45 - Introduction to Wikidata
1:45-2:30 - Modify Wikidata items (hands-on)
2:30-2:45 - Break
2:45-3:30 - Create Wikidata items (hands-on)
3:30-4:00 - Basic Wikidata query
4:00-4:30 - Discuss and brainstorm ideas of potential Wikidata projects that the UC libraries may be interested in working together
To prepare for the event, please do and consider the following:
- Create a Wikimedia account now if you do not have one. Be ready to log in at the event!
- After you have a Wikimedia account, please register for this event so that the hosts can have a list of participants and report of what people edited.
- Please bring your laptop
- Please have your laptop charged
- Advance knowledge of Wikidata is not required. These are some helpful introductory materials you may be interested in looking at before or after the event:
LD4 Conference PresentationsEdit
SourceMD is the "source metadata" tool for copying citation information to Wikidata.
A "data model" is a recommendation for what properties to apply to Wikidata items. Event participants can engage in Wikidata without consulting the below. However, if anyone wants inspiration when editing Wikipedia items for people, publications, and institutions, check the below:
Here are some projects curating data models of interest to libraries:
Other projects which may be of interest but which do not currently recommend data models are
- d:Wikidata:WikiProject Source MetaData
- d:Wikidata:WikiProject Libraries
- d:Wikidata:WikiProject Authority control
- People-related projects
Instead of looking at published data models, anyone can examine data models in practice with a Wikidata query counting the properties used for a given subject.
(change Q7075 to any other identifier for another report)
Thanks to Lane Rasberry, Wikimedian in Residence at University of Virginia, for inspiration and ideas for the format and content of this workshop.