Wikipedia and Libraries
This presentation and paper highlights how libraries and Wikimedia can collaborate to strengthen shared information access goals and shares success stories from libraires and OCLC working with Wikimedia to connect communities of knowledge.
Wikipedia Shaming: Authority dilemmas across educational stages
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
In this presentation, research staff discuss and demonstrate 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: IIIF, Wikimedia
Bringing IIIF Manifests to Life in Wikidata with Mirador 3 - 2021 IIIF Annual Conference
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?
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
Hot Topic: Wikipedia for Health (video)
Washington, DC (USA)
Learn to evaluate Wikipedia's health and medical topics to help your patrons answer their health-related questions.
Topics: Wikimedia, WebJunction
Case Studies from Project Passage Focusing on Wikidata’s Multilingual Support (video)
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
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)
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 (video)
Presented online to partner libraries to wrap-up the Linked Data Platform for Production Cataloging Workflows project
PowerPoint Slides (7.3MB)
Topics: Linked Data, Wikimedia