Libraries have begun integrating data from external sources like Wikidata with data in the library catalog, which is where library patrons search for and discover library resources. This external data can provide additional contextual information about people, places, and subjects that are not typically present in library data. When acknowledging Wikidata as the source of this additional information, libraries have the opportunity to invite patrons to contribute their own knowledge or research about a topic back into Wikidata. This will be a participatory session to brainstorm ideas for encouraging contributions to Wikidata via the library catalog.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This session aligns with SDG#4, Quality Education, by finding wa
ys to make it easier for library catalog users, often students, scholars, and people with local knowledge to contribute their work and knowledge back to Wikidata where it is freely available and can be used by all.
It also falls under SDG#17, Partnerships for the Goals, as collaboration between the library and Wikidata communities is mutually beneficial. Wikidata provides additional contextual information and links to other sources of data that library catalogs traditionally do not contain. Library catalog users may be able to provide specialized information or knowledge about local communities not already covered in great depth in Wikidata.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
Ideas from the ideation session
- Understanding potential barriers to contributing to Wikidata with an entry point through the library catalog.
- Identifying education strategies and outreach ideas to encourage library patrons to contribute to Wikidata.
- Ideas for using existing tools or creating new tools to facilitate contributions via the library catalog.
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Wikimedian in Residence, Linked Data for Production Project (ld4p.org)
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:
The session will work best with these conditions:
- Room: The classroom with whiteboard and projector/screen configured for an interactive session
- Audience: Around 20 people
- Recording: The initial short presentation would be appropriate for recording, but the rest of the brainstorming session would not be appropriate for fixed-camera recording
- Time requested: 45 minutes
(Transcribed from post-its in images from left to right and top to bottom)
Education/Outreach ideas from the ideation session
- Include in eportfolio work
- Part of assignment (after review) to enhance articles
- Literacy lessons—bad article examples to shape perception/ ability to make informed decisions—leading up to enhancement
- Local informal user group meeting/editing weekly e.g.—convene
- Participation in global events like Wiki loves monuments, photos, map based
- Buy in from faculty—start with humanities
- Fun events for undergrads/grads—games
- Workshop about wikimedia—specifically about archives and archival information
- Contributing to Wikidata from archival descriptions/authority records
Interface/wording ideas from the ideation session
- Encourage through advanced cross-source navigation
- Auto-sync + suggestions for matches/ same as (e.g. based on other links such as incoming author, subject, et al)
- Contributing data through the GUI or through APIs
- Something missing? Free text field (like ISNI) and link to Wikidata
- GUI looks ok (at first sight!)
- Crowdsourcing genealogy
- Is catalog the right word?
- Knowledge cards, e.g. Harrison Ford—films, books about; undergrads need resources, not/less so information
- Editing interface in catalog (do not leave system/interface)
- Devise a “what goes to/comes from where map of properties and objects
- Add “go to Wikidata” link and edit there (requires a live (and match some links) knowledge panel on the library landing page)
- Federated search using Wikidata information (or cached pieces there of)
- Improve automated sync with (to) Wikidata
- Improved feedback (I’m missing birthplace here”); perhaps directly to Wikidata (if it’s not the library’s domain of expertise)
Tool ideas from the ideation session
- Uploading data or continuously synchronizing data
- Access through images/audio/video through IIIF
- Provenance governed caching of vocabulary-aligned metadata
- LOD linking or data harvesting
- Federated gravitational hubs, authoritative—whose? Indicate in Wikidata—signed statements