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Last chance to register for the Minitex webinar all about Wikidata, taking place on Monday, April 13. Presenters Lizzy Baus and Sara Ring will demonstrate how libraries are using Wikidata, an editable knowledge base for structured data. This is a reworking of a presentation originally planned for the cancelled 2020 Library Technology Conference.

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Join Minitex staff for a webinar all about Wikidata. This is a reworking of a presentation originally planned for the cancelled 2020 Library Technology Conference. 

Wiki-what? Wikidata for Library Staff
Monday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.
Register now (no registration fee)

Description

Wikidata, an editable knowledge base for structured data, is growing in importance to the library community. The 2018 OCLC International Survey of Linked Data for Implementers shows a surge of library linked data projects that consumed Wikidata from 2011 to 2018. So, how are libraries using Wikidata, and what are the benefits? How can your organization participate? Attend this session to hear more about the library projects using Wikidata to enhance user discovery. You will also learn more about the basics of editing and enhancing items in Wikidata, and presenters and attendees can discuss possible future collaborative projects.

Audience: Cataloging and metadata library staff, or any staff interested in linked data developments in libraries.
 

Written by

Lizzy Baus
Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian
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Education and support including standards, tools, and best practices, plus contract cataloging