GLAM/Newsletter/August 2017/Contents/Wikidata report
Meeting Europeana; Conference News
WikidataCon is coming
- With 200 attendees, WikidataCon the Wikidata Conference, on 28 & 29 October, is now fully booked. The WikidataCon programme is also published. If you registered on the waitlist or submitted a talk, check your mailbox for more information.
- Videos and notes from Wikimania are now collated, see the Wikimania 2017 summary blog post. Those relevant to Wikidata include:
- You can try the demo system for lexicographical data
- Talk: Structured Commons: what changes are coming? by Sandra Fauconnier
- Talk: New Frontier: Using Wikidata on Commons by Jarekt
- List of wishes during the "Wikidata pink pony session"
- Talk: the (Wiki)data (R)evolution, by Lydia Pintscher
- Talk: Wikidata and performing arts by Beat Estermann during Wikimania
- Talk: How to use Wikidata in infoboxes (panel)
- New template: A fully automated template system was presented: Oh!WTFs
- Talk: Citations needed for the sum of all human knowledge/5306122/1 WikiCite: Citations needed for the sum of all human knowledge
- Notes about the Wikispecies & Wikidata session
- Documents to organize a Wikidata translathon: level 1, level 2, level 3 (by Kvardek_du) and the translathon tool (by Envel)
Europeana R&D and Wikidata meeting
Liam Wyatt (GLAMwiki Community Manager, Europeana), and Sandra Fauconnier (WMF's community liaison) met with Europeana R&D staff to explore collaboration possibilities around the forthcoming Structured Data on Commons project. Europeana has worked closely with many Wikimedia affiliates and projects over the years, including development of the GLAMwiki Toolset mass upload tool, organising the Art History Challenge - the largest ever GLAM-Wiki competition (and also the largest to be hosted on Wikidata), and the recently concluded Europeana 1914-1918 challenge (winners to be announced shortly).
Europeana is currently developing its own knowledge graph, the Entity Collection. A selection of more than 300,000 shared resources (people, locations and general subjects) that interlink the GLAM collections available through their services. Europeana is interested in connecting this entity collection to (and getting more data from) Wikidata, for mutual benefit, and has also recently published a case study that encourages its data partners to link their own vocabularies to Wikidata.
Valentine Charles (Europeana's Data R&D coordinator) and Liam Wyatt will be present at WikidataCon (see above), leading a round-table discussion on GLAM data and Wikidata.
- New documentation page: How to use Wikidata data on Wikimedia projects (feel free to help improving it)
- New external tool: official map for Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 displays cultural heritage monuments worldwide, using Wikidata
- More than eighty thousand locations in Belgium have been added to Mix'n'Match
Further reading and viewing
- Exploring the world with Wikidata and OpenStreetMap (by Mapbox)
- Enriching catalogue pages in Evergreen with Wikidata
- What do Wikidata and Wikipedia have in common? An analysis of their use of external references
- A Glimpse into Babel: An Analysis of Multilinguality in Wikidata, (Wikidata has item Q37859976 representing this paper)
- Doctoral Advisor or Medical Condition: Towards Entity-specific Rankings of Knowledge Base Properties
- ctj rdf: Part One, linking text-mined data to Wikidata with SPARQL.
- Creating parliament charts with Wikidata
- The great Wikipedia bot-pocalypse
- When Westminster Was Wikified
- Data Partnerships in Wikidata: Project Durchblick with Humboldt University by Jens Ohlig (in German)
- New user scripts
- Overpass - adds a map showing features tagged, in OpenStreetMap, with the ID of the current Wikidata item, if any
- moveClaim.js - allows claims to be moved across items.
- Language codes
zunare now available for monolingual text values
- New external tools
- WD edits stats counting edits made on a certain dataset between two dates
- d3-sparql allows you to query a SPARQL endpoint and get the data in a d3js-useful format
- Language fallback indicators hidden on variant fallback languages
- Citation.js: Endpoint on RunKit shows a demo REST API to convert Wikidata entries into BibTeX, Bib.TXT, citations, and CSL-JSON.
- version 2.0.0 of the DataValues base component.
- DataValues Interfaces component in version 0.2.3.
- ValueView component in version 0.20.0
- WIGOS station ID
- muzzle velocity
- Treasury of Lives ID
- National Assembly of Nigeria ID
- energy storage capacity
- Gatehouse Gazetteer place ID
- RIWAQ Registry of Historic Buildings in Palestine ID
- Finnish List of Lights ID
- Atheneum artwork ID
- Atheneum person ID
- Atheneum museum ID
- weather history
- National Forest Foundation ID, offset
- Czech Registration ID
- MEG ID
- autores.ar id
- WeRelate person ID
- Michelin Restaurants ID
- Michelin Voyages ID
- National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ID
- CODECS ID
- Georgian National Register of Monuments ID
- Dagens Næringsliv topic ID
- eParks unit ID
- World Heritage Tentative List ID
- America's Byways road ID
- Instagram location ID
- Wikimedia username
- Patreon person ID
- effective firing range
- Finnish National Gallery person ID
- Beazley Archive Pottery Database ID
- tabular population
- GujLit Person ID
- GujLit Book ID
- National Natural Landmarks site ID
- iconographic symbol
- Australian Women's Register ID
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