2021:Submissions/Automatically maintained citations with Wikidata and Cite Q

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References are crucial in Wikipedia article, however they are also painful to manually assemble and manage, as they contain a lot of information in a structured form. Enter Cite Q: a template that turns Wikidata items into citations you can use in Wikipedia articles. In its simplest form, the template takes a single parameter – the cited work’s QID on Wikidata – and supplies metadata from Wikidata, to the Template:Citation template. It has recently been redeveloped as part of a Wikicite eScholarship, and is now fully coded in Lua, displaying more properties, and with additional testing. We describe how the template works, and how you can use in on your Wikipedia (or other Wikimedia project).

Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]

Attendees will learn:

  • What Cite Q is, and what it can do
  • How you can use it in Wikipedia articles
  • How to install it on your Wiki

Presenters will learn:

  • Which other wikis are interested in using it
  • Problems and edge cases the code doesn't currently handle

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