[Metadatalibrarians] What happens when your attendees Google an artist in your collection?

Samantha Weald samantha at wikiedu.org
Mon Mar 2 11:32:40 PST 2020

April 14 - May 20, 2020 | Wikidata online training | data.wikiedu.org

Hi everyone, did you know that when a museum attendee Googles an artist in
your collection, or a library patron looks up an author from your stacks,
the panel that comes up on the right-hand side of those search results
usually pulls information from Wikidata, the open data repository behind
Wikipedia? Let our online Wikidata training courses teach you how to get
your institutions data online and into the hands of millions. Join a course
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Where “Wikipedia attracts people interested in writing prose, Wikidata
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Samantha Weald
Customer Success Manager
Wiki Education

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