Category: Wikidata professional development

Category: Wikidata professional development

Recent news from Wiki Education

How to share an oral history collection more widely

Jake Kubrin is Metadata Librarian at the Stanford Law School Robert Crown Library who recently completed our intermediate-level Wikidata training course. Here he shares what linked open data makes possible for his work. The American Bar Association (ABA) began conducting a series of oral history interviews of leading women lawyers, judges, and legal professionals in … Continued

A linked data platform with the potential that metadata professionals long for

Jackie Shieh, a Descriptive Data Management Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries, recently completed our Wikidata how-to course for beginners. Here, Jackie provides a detailed account of what that experience was like. Learning the way of triple statements is something very new to librarians, especially metadata professionals who are no strangers to rules and the interpretation for … Continued

Support free and universal access to information this #GivingTuesday

Now that we’re in December looking back, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the amazing work that our program participants have accomplished this year. The support of our community is vital in making their success possible. If you’re able to support a cause this Giving Tuesday, consider supporting free and universal access … Continued

Learning and sharing at WikiConference North America

This post was collaboratively written by Wiki Education staff members Helaine Blumenthal, LiAnna Davis, Will Kent, Ryan McGrady, Ian Ramjohn, Sage Ross, Shalor Toncray, and Elysia Webb. Last weekend, Wiki Education staff attended WikiConference North America, an annual gathering of Wikimedians from around North America. This year’s event was hosted at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, … Continued

Widening Wikidata’s impact

In the summer of 2019, Wiki Education started a new course under the umbrella of the Scholars & Scientists Program all about Wikidata. Similar to our Wikipedia offerings in that program, our Wikidata course trains subject matter experts on Wikidata fundamentals and encourages them to contribute to Wikidata in a structured online synchronous six-week course. We ran two … Continued

Introducing our newest Wikidata enthusiasts

Our next round of Wikidata courses is underway! After the successes of our first two Wikidata courses from this past summer, we were eager to dive back in and start working with a new set of linked data enthusiasts. As a reminder, our six-week courses explore Wikidata policy, editing best practices, and offer participants an opportunity to connect with and join … Continued

Calling all librarians, archivists, and museum specialists

It’s the last week to take advantage of the early bird pricing for our open linked data courses! Whether you’re a librarian, an archivist, museum stuff, civic data specialist, or just a curious practitioner – we can help you meet your linked data goals and think up new projects aligned with your interests. Our beginner … Continued