The German National Library (DNB) maintains the Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND), the Integrated Authority File for the German-speaking world of libraries. Working within the Wikiverse isn’t new for the German National Library: Since 2008 volunteer Wikipedia editors have been working with the DNB to fix errors in the Authority File. But now the German National Library takes the GND one step further into the wikified Linked Open Data Web: By exploring Wikibase, the software behind Wikidata, as a platform for the GND.
Follow us on our journey through libraryland and the world of Linked Data. We’ll tell you about the project that brings a Federal agency and Wikimedia software (and culture!) together. Join us to learn about where we are now, how we have come there, and what we have learned about national libraries and Wikibase along the way!
ion will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
Authority files and national libraries are a cornerstone of affordable and quality education for everyone. This is related to SDG Goal 4.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
The audience will have an insight into our project to use Wikibase for authority files and how a collaboration between a national library and a Wikimedia chapter can work.
Jens Ohlig, Wikimedia Deutschland
Barbara Fischer, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
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:
20-40 people. Knowledge and interest in libraries are useful, but not a must.
Recording would be appreciated.