[Metadatalibrarians] Webinar - Wikiproject COVID-19

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Mon Jun 15 07:58:18 PDT 2020

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DCMI is pleased to announce the first in a new series of webinars!

Tiago Lubiana will talk about the Wikiproject COVID-19. This project is working to curate and organization information about COVID-19 on Wikidata and Wikipedia. The scale and pace of a global pandemic have highlighted issues around the consistent structuring of information, such as the scope of geographically-bound statements and the time period of outbreaks, along with challenges for quickly updating information on pages across multiple languages. The Wikiproject collaboration has created data models for relevant concepts, using ShEx entity schemas that can be validated via SPARQL queries. This webinar will introduce the Wikiproject and show examples of the data models at work.

Tiago Lubiana is a PhD candidate in bioinformatics at the University of São Paulo and curator at Mee (an information startup in São Paulo).

The webinar will take place on June 25, 2020, 11:00 UTC

Full details, including a time-zone conversion and instructions on how to join the webinar:


Paul Walk, DCMI
(On behalf of the DCMI Education Committee)

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