Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Wikispecies and Wikidata - a match made in heaven, or hell (redux)?

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Submission no. ??
Title of the submission
Wikispecies and Wikidata - a match made in heaven, or hell (redux)?

Author(s) of the submission
Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits
E-mail address
andy  at
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
volunteer on both projects

Type of session
  • Lightning talk (10min, on non-technical topics)
Length of session
10 minutes (in time for questions included ?)
Ideal number of attendees
20 (?)


A review of the recent Wikimania round-table discussion (Wikimania Etherpad), and subsequent comments on Wikispecies. If time allows, we will also discuss the vexed question of taxon labels in Wikidata.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. An understanding of current unresolved issues
  2. Suggestions for possible approaches to resolve them
  3. Knowledge of who are the other interested parties
Slides or further information
Special requests

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