JUN 12

Works in Progress Webinar: Introduction to Wikidata for Librarians

Learn more about Wikidata during this Works in Progress Webinar

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Andrew Lih, Author of The Wikipedia Revolution and Wikimedia DC Chapter

Robert Fernandez, Resources Development/eLearning Librarian, Prince George's Community College and Wikimedia DC Chapter

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Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia. Beyond Wikimedia projects, Wikidata also provides support to many other sites and services, including the Google Knowledge Graph. It is also relevant to many developing and emerging projects in the library descriptive landscape. In our linked data future, Wikidata may play an important role as a place to find and store metadata and identifiers.

This webinar will be of interest to metadata libraries, digital library developers, those interested in linked data and identifiers, and those tracking emerging trends in librarianship.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

What are we working on? What are you working on? OCLC Research Library Partners are invited to participate in Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!


12 June 2018


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]