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Monday, November 18 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wikidata for GLAMs: An introduction

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This is a fast, thorough introduction to Wikidata, a free open (CC0) database, able to be read by both people and computers, collaboratively edited by anyone at all. Wikidata provides the information to Wikipedia, WikiCommons, and other Wikimedia projects, but being free and open is being used by many other groups needing authority lists, name disambiguation, subject headings, and a hub that links widely-separated databases. Wikidata is growing fast, with 67 million items at last count, and is being watched with great interest by the GLAM sector. Get in on the ground floor.
We will cover the following:
  • What is Wikidata? 
  • Structure of Wikidata 
  • Introduction to editing
  • Editing Activities 
  • More teaching of Wikidata (your questions answered)
  • Applying Wikidata 
  • Query activities
  • Wrap up and evaluation
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Mike Dickison

Wikipedian at Large, Wikimedia Foundation
Former Curator of Natural History at Whanganui Regional Museum, I did my PhD on giant flightless birds but most work on NZ beetles these days. Recently on a one-year contract to work with institutions all over NZ and help them engage with Wikipedia.
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Siobhan Leachman

Volunteer, None
I am a digital GLAM enthusiast, wikimedian and citizen scientist. I contribute to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. I use these Wiki projects to collate, curate and link GLAM content and data. I work with linked open data and advocate for open access, the use of Creative... Read More →

Monday November 18, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm NZDT
Rangimarie 2 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand