Submissions:2023/What's the use (case) of starting your biography creation in Wikidata?

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2023.


What's the use (case) of starting your biography creation in Wikidata?


Open Data, Credibility / Mis and Disinformation (WikiCred)

Type of session:



Most people start creating biographies in Wikipedia, but there is a case for creating or expanding the Wikidata item first. Reasons include less stringent notability standards, the ability to collect citations without the threat of deletion, the advantage of having properties that one inputs displayed in multiple-language Wikipedias, and that it is sometimes good enough to have a Wikidata item itself, or as supporting data. A preliminary slide deck developed for an edit-a-thon, but not yet used, can be seen at

Author name:

Ray Leonard

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Cascadia Wikimedians

Estimated time:

15–20 minutes

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)