Submissions:2018/WikiData, Mix'n'Match, and Libraries

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WikiData, Mix'n'Match, and Libraries
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Tech & Tools
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Type of submission
Rachel Helps
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Rachel Helps (BYU)
Affiliation(s) (optional)
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Academic libraries often have databases of information. It is possible to automatically match a database to corresponding Wikidata items with the Mix'n'Match tool. I'll walk through the process of how to import a database into Mix'n'Match from start to finish. I'll start with evaluating a database to see if it should have its own property, and how to propose a new property on Wikidata. I'll explain how the Mix'n'Match upload tools work, and when it is better to try to manually upload your database. I'll show how to approve automatic matches, and recommend it as an introductory editing task for librarians. For unmatched entries, I'll briefly go over Wikidata's notability criteria and when to make a new Wikidata item for an unmatched item. If there's time, I'll demonstrate a few SPARQL queries surrounding a Mix'n'Match database. For this instruction, I'll draw on my own experience manually uploading one database and getting a property approved for another.

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Length of presentation
20 minutes
Special requests
I am open to collaborating with another person on a longer presentation. I'm definitely not an expert, but I'm happy to share what I've learned.
Preferred room size
10 people
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