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Astrolabe papers in Wikidata[edit]

Wikidata knows (as I write) of only four documents (academic papers, books, non-Wikipedia encyclopedia articles, etc.) whose "main topic" is astrolabes. Here is a representation of them, in the Scholia tool: scholia:topic=Q164992

Perhaps Martin can encourage colleagues on this project to add more, or at least provide metadata about such papers, so that they can be added to Wikidata? If that metadata is in some sort of standard bibliographic format, or even a spreadsheet, or at worst a list of DOIs, it won't take long to add them, and I'll be happy to assist. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy 19:29, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

I like the way you're thinking, Andy. The Astrolabe Explorer that exists now is intended as a demo to create interest in a much more ambitious project, and this project would include describing some academic publications and extracting data from them to have a more complete global catalogue. The most up-to-date information is in some PDFs in a researcher's ResearchGate profile, and part of the attraction of this project is making that research more usable and sustainable. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 13:32, 18 September 2018 (UTC)