Summer of data
Data on all 4147 hillforts in the British Isles have been imported into Wikidata from the newly-launched Atlas of Hillforts. This is a great leap forward as only about 400 of these sites had Wikipedia or Wikidata entries up to now. This allows us to identify hillforts that lack an article in Wikipedia, tag hillfort photographs in Commons, create customised maps with Wikidata queries, and create draft list articles with ListeriaBot. w:en:Wikipedia:GLAM/Oxford/hillforts is the project page co-ordinating the activities improving and using this dataset.
Martin Poulter, the Wikimedian In Residence at Oxford, gave a one-hour masterclass at the university's Digital Humanities Summer School. This mainly covered Wikidata as a tool for combining databases and visualising data, with Wikisource as a platform for turning books into structured data. The presentation was also about how Wikimedia projects work together as a structured environment. Slides and Twitter reactions are at wmuk:Oxford Digital Humanities Masterclass 2017. The Bodleian Digital Library blog hosted a guest post about Wikidata's role as a knowledge base and global authority hub.
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