CFParticipation: ARL, Wikimedia, and Linked Open Data: Draft White Paper Open for Comments through November 30

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) invites comments on a draft white paper on the potential uses of Wikidata as a linked open data (LOD) repository for library data. In addition to Wikidata’s function as a possible repository, the white paper task force notes that “a significant use case driving the formation of the task force was a mutual interest between libraries and the Wikimedia community in creating culturally competent descriptive metadata, in collaboration with communities whose lives, collections, and relationships are being described.”

Comments will be accepted until November 30, 2018. Reviewers can comment directly on the paper or by email to Judy Ruttenberg (


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