SLIDES. This session will look at how Wikidata could help to revolutionize bibliographic infrastructure. Marc 21 was designed to bring bibliographic data into the 21st century, but the rapid growth of linked data and Wikidata presents an exciting opportunities to make data better. The talk will draw on the speakers experience in exploring the possibilities around sharing the complete Welsh Bibliography via Wikidata, and will focus on ideas and potential for the future.Wikidata helps to disambiguate authors and provides richer information about publishers. Using Identifiers can help standardize data across multiple institutions. Looking at exciting examples such as the work of the National Library of the Netherlands in using Wikidata entities on Newspaper OCR data, the speaker will explore possibilities and the potential of applying this combination of machine learning and Wikidata to the digit
al texts of Books. Can the IIIF image standard play a role in understanding and mapping the contents on a book in a machine readable way? and how does all of this fit in with the growing WikiCite initiative? The session will hopefully get attendees thinking about the options open to Libraries in the future, rather than simply reporting on what is happening now.
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
The session focuses on ideas for the future which would potentially improve access to knowledge and help gain access to reliable information. This would benefit education and access to free knowledge.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- attendees will be inspired to think about and discuss the possibilities around bibliographic data
- attendees will have a better understanding of how multiple technologies could be applied in order to enrich and revolutionize the way we think about bibliographic data.
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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:
Anywhere would be fine
No limit on numbers. A basic understanding or interest in Bibliographic data would be useful but not essential.