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Community discussion of Wikidata related topics with the goal of understanding how the library can contribute to and leverage Wikidata as a platform for publishing, linking, and enriching library linked data. In LD4P2, work with Wikidata pertains to WP3: Linkage to External Authorities and Web Context Data.

The group will meet biweekly to discuss various aspects of Wikidata in support of the partner and cohort institution projects involving Wikidata. At each meeting, Hilary (Wikimedian in Residence) or a guest will present some relevant material related to the topic and we’ll discuss any issues members have encountered as well as helpful resources.

Anyone, even those not participating in LD4P2, is welcome to join the group.


Chair: Hilary Thorsen
Biweekly calls
Dedicated, open Slack channel in LD4 – #wikidata
Dedicated, open Google group – ld4-wikidata
Public notes in Google Drive:


Calls biweekly, Tuesdays,  9am PT / 12noon ET, 5pm UK, 6pm starting April 23, 2019

Potential Call Topics

  • Project documentation
  • Notability
  • Conflict of interest
  • Modes of communication, i.e. discussion lists, discussion pages, IRC chats
  • Best practices for references
  • Best practices for sources
  • Tools
  • Property proposals
  • Accuracy of Wikidata
  • Scope of Wikidata–which areas have the best coverage
  • How to take advantage of Wikidata tools
  • Provenance of data
  • Data donation
  • Batch loading
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