2020 WikiCite ANZ

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WikiCite ANZ 2020 Conference: Linking bibliographic data

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Date: Friday 14 February 2020

Held: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AEDT followed by Melbourne Meetup #40

Location: Queen Victoria Women's Centre, The Victoria room, Level 4, 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne View Map

Background: WikiCite is a project working to build a comprehensive knowledge base of sources, to support open, transparent and verifiable citation, fact-checking, and accuracy. Many Australian and New Zealand languages, authors, academics and subject areas are currently poorly served by Wikidata, Wikipedia and related projects. WikiCite participants were invited to work on ways to address these gaps.

WikiCite ANZ satellite event 2020

Audience: 19 participants including Wikimedians, educators, librarians, researchers and open access advocates

Format: Presentations, Plenary discussion and hands-on work

Cost: Free to attend. Supported by WikiCite grant

PROGRAMME

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9.00am Welcome and introductions: Pru Mitchell, Wikimedia Australia

9.10am WikiCite 101: Alex Lum, Wikimedia Australia (Download slides)


9.30am Keynote 1: Disambiguation, data and diversity: Siobhan Leachman, Wikimedia User Group of Aotearoa New Zealand (View slides)

Researchers, librarians and metadata folk all know the pain of disambiguation, particularly when dealing with authors of publications. This highly practical presentation uses Siobhan's work on women creators to highlight and explain data curation issues related to WikiCite workflows and how to solve them. What are the issues with ORCID IDs? How do we disambiguate dead people? How can we work with other institutions, such as VIAF and National libraries, to assist us in solving data issues in datasets? Learn about Scholia profiles and other tools that use Wikidata to enhance and link bibliographic metadata.

10.15am Workshops 1: WikiCite Hands-on

Scholia is a project to present bibliographic information and scholarly profiles of authors and institutions using Wikidata. Scholia seeks to index bibliographic metadata in Wikidata about resources that can be used to substantiate claims made on Wikidata, Wikipedia or elsewhere.

  • 1B: SPARQL: Alex Lum

An introduction to the SPARQL query language using Wikidata to answer questions and identify gaps and trends related to bibliographic data.

11.30am Keynote 2: Integrating your bibliographic data with Wikidata from naught to aught: Dr Toby Hudson, The University of Sydney (View slides)

The power of your data can be substantially magnified by linking and deeply integrating it with other data sources. Wikidata is the spine connecting data from all domains, and allowing anyone and everyone to connect their knowledge. It already operates at a giant scale that allows new types of questions to be answered and new types of tool to be built. This presentation will lay a pathway for you to contribute your data, integrate it with the existing corpus, and then reap the rewards of your efforts. We will take a high-level view of big data contributions, allowing constraint-checking and other cross-validation to locate any irregularities that need individual human inspection. Examples will be drawn from Australian bibliographic projects including: academic publication networks, grey literature, museum works and creators, and interactive multilingual educational glossaries.

12.15pm Research output metadata in Wikidata: Dr Thomas Shafee, La Trobe University (Download slides)

Wikidata has a unique position in the knowledge ecosystem. For storing metadata on publications (and other research outputs) it is standardised enough for basic data to be automatically added, and flexible enough to present custom data in a structured way. For example, information on peer reviewers, handling editors, main topics, funding, or retractions. Because it is fully open, it is fast becoming a centralised meta-database and its increasing interconnectedness enable complex SPARQL queries of that dataset when reviewing the literature.

Workshops 2: Tools and workflows for libraries

1.45pm Lightning Talks

  • Is Wikipedia the gateway to biodiversity knowledge? And, if so, how do we open the gate?: Nicole Kearney, Biodiversity Heritage Library (Slides Part 1) - (Slides Part 2)
  • Unscrambling the omelette: turning free-text citations into Wikipedia format citations: Dr Kerry Raymond, Wikimedian (Download slides)

2.45pm Plenary: Where to from here

* Prioritise and plan projects related to gaps in bibliographic data in Wikidata related to Australasian humanities, social sciences, biological data, and grey literature.

  • How do we identify the many missing creators, artists, scientists and academics from our region?
  • What training, support and partners do we need?


Followed by Meetup and Meal at Oxford Scholar, 427 Swanston St Melbourne