GLAM/Newsletter/September 2015/Contents/Wikidata report
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Wikidata this month
- As mentioned last month, a major step forward with the introduction of measurements for properties (for example for the height and width of paintings). Here's an example.
- RDF: Wikidata and its dumps are now described according to the DCAT-AP standard. You can add your language by translating the general and the Wikidata specific messages
- Wikidata now has an official SPARQL endpoint (announcement) so you can query the data. There's a community page, including a subpage for interesting or illustrative queries, and a board for suggestions and discussions.
- Want to work with the data in Wikidata? There is a new release of the Wikidata Toolkit for you.
- Wikibooks now has access to the data on Wikidata
- Meta, MediaWiki, Wikispecies and Wikibooks will get (more) access to Wikidata soon
- English Wikipedia and a few more got arbitrary access
- Magnus wrote a user script to let you edit Listeria-powered lists on Wikipedia directly
- New tool by Magnus to create a Commons creator page from a Wikidata item
- You can now find the Wikibase ontology at http://wikiba.se/ontology
- A new noticeboard has been created to help with classification issues: d:Wikidata:Classification noticeboard
- A collaboration between a group of Flemish museums and art collections and Wikidata
- Wikidata timeline is another tool that makes timelines using Wikidata's data (examples: American Sitcoms, Wars, Meryl Streep)
- Mix n Match is now available for mobile, has an improved automatic matching algorithm, speed improvements and new catalogs were added, including: Fellows of the Royal Society, the National Gallery of Victoria, World Heritage Sites, CulturaItalia, Open Library authors and AcademiaNet's excellent female authors
- The Wikidata Game has got a new mode: Books without author.
- Cool new tool by Magnus for dynamic list generation
- The Museum of Modern Art website now includes Wikidata IDs (example)
- Musicpedia has been released in beta and is using data from Wikidata
- New tool by Magnus to update or create Wikidata items based on DOI, PubMed ID or PubMed Central ID
- CITES Species+ ID
- National Gallery of Victoria artist identifier
- Artsy artist
- aspect ratio
- Fellow of the Royal Society id
- Mémoire des hommes
- BLDAM object ID
- Library of Congress JukeBox ID
- Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur ID
- short author name
- image legend
- BC Geographical Names ID
- Banque de noms de lieux du Québec id
- Kunstindex Danmark artwork
- power output (got a steam engine in your museum?)
For full Wikidata news, see the weekly status updates.
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