In my role as Wikipedia Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University Library's Digital Scholarship Group, I focus on writing Wikipedia biographies about pre-20th-century women writers and articles about their works, broadly construed. This is supported by scholars in the Women Writers Project as well as reference librarians. As a remote community member of the team, I have access to library resources to support my efforts. A secondary focus area is championing the Cultures of Reception of pre-20th-century works by women writers associated with the university's "Women Writers in Review" initiative, which supports research into the transatlantic reception and readership of early texts by women. Reception history rubrics exist, and using structured data to understand Cultures of Reception allows for analysis, identification, and depiction of gender bias. But Wikidata lacks a model for it, and it's unclear how easy it would be to transform the API into Wikidata. The session will discuss approaches to this Case Study, and the value of creating a model in Wikidata so that other academics can contribute their unique data sets, and researchers can study the findings.
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a: