Wikidata is an open-source, multilingual repository for structured data, readable by both humans and machines. It acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects (like Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, etc.), and provides support to many other sites and services beyond Wikimedia, making it possible to create, collect, curate, and share data.
But what exactly does this mean?
This beginner-level, hands-on workshop will give an overview of structured data and Wikidata, including how it relates to other Wikimedia Projects (especially Wikipedia), and how participants can contribute and/or use Wikidata.
How to prepare?
- Bring your laptop! Editing Wikidata on a tablet or mobile phone is not very user friendly yet - a laptop is highly recommended
- If you don't have a Wikidata account yet (same account as on Wikipedia), please create one before the event.
More details here: http://bit.ly/CDHWikidata
Lu Wainer is a Metadata Librarian at the Princeton University Library with a specialty in Ibero-American languages and cultures, working as part of the core group exploring link data at PUL. They are interested in culturally responsible metadata as a way to foster their interest in knowledge organization and in equitable access to information, as well as their desire to support diverse user communities. They’re a strong believer in creating highly structured data as way to make connections that were otherwise invisible, providing new and richer forms of knowledge and understanding. A Wikimedia enthusiast, Lu has organized Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons to engage, empower, and bring visibility to people from marginalized communities. They identify as queer and latinx.