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Monday, July 11 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tracking Alternate Labels for Subject Headings with Wikibase

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From October-December 2021, the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour used a WBStack instance to represent alternate subject heading labels used by different institutions. Over three sessions, participants helped develop a data model for the instance, suggested properties to use in the model, created the properties, and created items for alternate labels.

For the LD4 conference, the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour would like to explore how the data we have added to the sandbox WBStack instance could be used and programmatically updated. This will include working with the Wikibase query service, QuickStatements, and possibly other features to demonstrate how Wikibase (and its relatives WBStack and Wikibase Cloud) could be a powerful tool for modeling, tracking and demonstrating the use of alternate labels for terms in established controlled vocabularies.  Sample data will be provided, but participants will be encouraged to work with and contribute data from their home institutions.  

What will attendees learn?
  • Differences between Wikidata, Wikibase and Wikibase Cloud (and legacy WBStack)
  • How to create items and properties in Wikibase
  • How local Wikibases can be used with Wikidata
  • How to use the Query service in a Wikibase instance
  • How to use Quick statements with a Wikibase instance
  • How to integrate OpenRefine into Wikibase workflows (a walkthrough/demo of an existing reconciliation service, not a hands-on exercise)

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Timothy Mendenhall

Metadata Librarian, Columbia University

Monday July 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT