RECOMMENDED: Bringing Linked Data into Libraries via Wikidata

Mary Aycock, Nicole Critchley, and Amanda Scott (all Texas State University) presented “Bringing Linked Data into Libraries via Wikidata,” at the CNI Fall 2021 Showcase. From the abstract, “As part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging Wikidata pilot, Texas State University Libraries has embarked on new linked data projects: authority work for faculty, an oral history project, and linked data for special collections archives. This presentation will outline methodologies and discuss new opportunities and obstacles presented by these projects, as well as how Wikidata can promote identity management, digital scholarship, and historical research on wider global online levels.” This 18-minute recording offers pragmatic examples for linked open data collaboration in digital humanities projects.

dh+lib Review

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