Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge

Edited by Merrilee Proffitt

Presentations

Wikipedia and OCLC
By Merrilee Proffitt
This presentation describes the ways that OCLC and Wikipedia have worked together to connect communities of knowledge as part of the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project.
Presented at the NFAIS Virtual Workshop, 27 June 2018.

Leveraging Wikibase for Library Linked Data Workflows 
By John Chapman (OCLC) and Xiaoli Li (University of California, Davis)
In this presentation, Chapman and Li describe how one can use a Wikibase to develop an entity ecosystem, build a community of users, and provide services to reconcile and explore data.
Presented at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, 24 June 2018.

Semantic Web Identity for Academic Organizations: My User is a Machine 
By Kenning Arlitsch (Montana State University)
This presentation describes semantic web identity (SWI), a demonstration of SW at Montana State University, the challenges SW presents institutions, as well as opportunities for SWI services at institutions.
Presented at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, 24 June 2018.

Wikipedia List of African American Writers and Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT)
By Eric Willey, Sandy Roe, and Angela Yon (Illinois State University)
This presentation describes the challenge that current catalog records don't describe the characteristics of the creator and thus make it difficult to identify African-American authors, and how Wikipedia sources might be used to identify author characteristics.
Presented at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, 24 June 2018.

Wikipedia and OCLC
By Merrilee Proffitt
This presentation describes the ways that OCLC and Wikipedia have worked together to connect communities of knowledge as part of the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project. You can also watch the video of this presentation on YouTube.
Presented at the exhibition booth, 2018 ALA Annual Conference, 21-24 June 2018.