[Metadatalibrarians] LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group: Summer/Fall Wikidata Working Hour Series Third Session September 15th!

Hilary K Thorsen thorsenh at stanford.edu
Mon Sep 11 16:41:22 PDT 2023

Greetings, everyone –

Over the summer and into the fall the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group> will be offering a series of Wikidata Working Hours<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group/Wikidata_Working_Hours/Wikidata_Working_Hour_Summer-Fall_Project_2023> to give folks an opportunity to try out various Wikidata-related skills and tools by assembling a data set of diverse library and information science (LIS) materials (articles, conference proceedings, books) and adding it to Wikidata. Wikidata Working Hours provide hands-on Wikidata experience in a supportive space. We hope you will join us if you are interested in learning more about Wikidata, exploring LIS literature, and have been looking for a fun Wikidata project to contribute to.

The third Wikidata Working Hour in the series will cover adding the books from our bibliography of diverse LIS resources <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YZjaD5l9hZPLiGRx6oqS7-dwy_d3M3-FDtJyy3plcWo/edit#gid=0> that we created in our 1st session to Wikidata as both works and editions. We will learn how to use Zotero, the reference management software, and its browser plugin<https://www.zotero.org/download/connectors> to automatically extract metadata for articles and convert them to a Wikidata format that can be batch uploaded using QuickStatements.

To get a sneak preview of what we will be doing, you can learn more about the Wikidata & Zotero link here: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Zotero.

Date and time: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:00am PT / 11:00pm ET / 15:00 UTC / 4:00pm WAT / 5:00pm CEST / 8:30pm IST (Time zone converter<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1694790009>)

Zoom link to join: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/97525952891?pwd=cVl1ZUNwVjlqM2NwdlA5aWhuQ2UwQT09
Password: 215071

Event page: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group/Wikidata_Working_Hours/2023-September-15_Wikidata_Working_Hour

Subsequent Working Hours will cover webscraping for data in the PAWS environment, adding authors and publishers manually into Wikidata, batch editing using OpenRefine, batch editing using the LINCS tool, using the Author Disambiguator tool, and analyzing and visualizing data with SPARQL and Scholia.

This session will be recorded and the recording shared on the event page.

To be sure to receive announcements about future Wikidata Working hours, subscribe to the ld4-wikidata Google Group<https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ld4-wikidata>.

Other ways to follow what’s going on with the Affinity Group:

Ld4-wikidata Google group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ld4-wikidata<https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ld4-wikidata>

#wikidata channel on LD4 Slack: http://bit.ly/ld4slack<http://bit.ly/ld4slack>

Notes in public LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JwTulCABs0TkGQDVSnYbIYEb7bC-j4-n<https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JwTulCABs0TkGQDVSnYbIYEb7bC-j4-n>

WikiProject page: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group>

Hilary Thorsen
Resource Sharing Librarian
Stanford Libraries
thorsenh at stanford.edu

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