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Wikipedia Shaming

Wikipedia Shaming: Authority dilemmas across educational stages

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Christopher Cyr, Rachel Elrod, Joyce Kasman Valenza

ALA Annual 2021
Virtual

As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.

Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Bringing IIIF Manifests to Life in Wikidata with Mirador 3 - 2021 IIIF Annual Conference

Bringing IIIF Manifests to Life in Wikidata with Mirador 3 - 2021 IIIF Annual Conference

By Jeff Mixter, Gina Solares

IIIF Annual Conference
virtual

This presentation discusses and demonstrates a Wikidata user script that, for items that include a IIIF Presentation Manifest URL, will embed the ProjectMirador viewer and load the Manifest JSON so that the images referenced in the Manifest can be viewed in the context of other Wikidata statements about the work.

Topics: Wikimedia, IIIF

What are the entities that matter, and  how much should we say about them?

What are the entities that matter, and how much should we say about them?

By Jean Godby

NISO Webinar: Implementing Library Linked Data
Virtual

This presentation discusses the work of catalogers who participated in OCLC's Project Passage in 2018. It develops the theme of identification of "the entities that matter" and concludes with a brief update on OCLC's post-Passage activities involving resource description in Wikibase.

 

Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support

Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support (video)

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Xiaoli Li

This webinar highlights some key lessons from our experiences in the OCLC Research’s Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingual support. It focuses on two case studies from the upcoming report on the pilot: Chinese descriptions and representing works and their associated translations.

Topics: Linked Data, Research Library Partnership, Wikimedia, Works in Progress

Taking Advantage of Multilingualism Support in Wikidata

Taking Advantage of Multilingualism Support in Wikidata

By Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Xiaioli Li

LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries
Boston, MA (USA)

View highlights of some key lessons from the OCLC Research Linked Data Wikibase Prototype (“Project Passage”) regarding Wikidata’s multilingualism support.

Topics: Wikimedia, Linked Data

Lessons Learned from a Linked Data Prototype for Managing Bibliographic Data (video)

Lessons Learned from a Linked Data Prototype for Managing Bibliographic Data (video)

By Bruce Washburn, Stephen Hearn, Marc McGeem, John Chapman

Several research libraries have joined with OCLC in a joint research project prototyping a new suite of linked data services. In this webinar, learn about this unique project uses the out-of-the-box services from Wikibase and a high-quality set of name entities available from FAST, VIAF, and Wikidata.

Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia, Research Library Partnership, Works in Progress

Linked Data Prototype - Final Partner Meeting

Linked Data Prototype - Final Partner Meeting (video)

By Sara Newell, Taylor Surface, Jeff Mixter, John Chapman 

OCLC Research Webinar: Linked Data Prototype - Final Partner Meeting
Virtual

Presented online to partner libraries to wrap-up the Linked Data Platform for Production Cataloging Workflows project

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Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia

Wikipedia and OCLC

Wikipedia and OCLC

By Merrilee Proffitt

NFAIS Virtual Workshop
Virtual

Learn all about OCLC's work with Wikpedia and the Wikipedia + Libraries project, which helps library staff leverage Wikipedia in their communities.

Topics: Wikimedia, WorldCat

Wikipedia and OCLC

Wikipedia and OCLC

By Merrilee Proffitt

2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

Learn how OCLC and the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library are partnering to link citations in Wikipedia to millions of library materials represented in WorldCat, and the Wikipedia + Libraries project helping libraries leverage Wikipedia with their communities.

Topics: Wikimedia, WorldCat