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Tuesday, July 12 • 9:45am - 10:00am
Wiki Tuesday Western: Building a Wikidata Community At the Library

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This is a talk about building a Wikidata community of practice at Western Libraries (London, ON). Wiki Tuesday Western began as a grassroots meetup in the library and has since grown into a small community of academic library workers who are now Wikidata editors. In this talk, I will review how we began by teaching the basics of Wikidata to library staff unfamiliar with concepts of Linked Data and moved into learning how to make bulk changes using QuickStatements. The work of this group has taken a participatory action approach to learning Linked Data that involves all participants in the projects we undertake from the planning stages through to production. Attendees will learn that consistency and flexibility were key to establishing a community of practice around Wikidata at our institution.

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Erin Johnson

Metadata Librarian, Western Libraries

Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:45am - 10:00am EDT