An introduction to Wikidata October 2022

An introduction to Wikidata October 2022
Discover how the worlds of Wikimedia link together at Darling Square Library, Sydney
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Launched in 2012, Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, Wikisource, and others.

People are meeting up across the world to help link data across different Wikimedia platforms. The City of Sydney Library has joined this movement in partnership with Wikimedia Australia to host training and edit-a-thons to increase and improve content relevant to our diverse communities.

No experience needed. Just sign up for a Wikipedia account in advance and bring along your laptop and connect to the library’s free wi-fi!

Meet your facilitators

Toby Hudson is an Associate Professor, and School of Chemistry Associate Head of School (Education) at the University of Sydney. His research interests span materials chemistry simulation, search & optimisation, and educational technology. He has been involved in Wikimedia projects since 2004, especially Commons, Wikidata, and the English Wikipedia.

Annie Reynolds has been editing Wikipedia since 2014. Although her focus is on developing entries on notable women in Wikidata, she also enjoys adding info and references about literary prizes, fellowships and Australian honours.

Region: NSW
Location: Darling Square Library Ideas Space

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Keywords: Wikidata · Libraries

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