Submissions:2019/Wikidata Tutorial: Intro to the Basics

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.


Wikidata Tutorial: Intro to the Basics


Tech & Tools

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The Wikidata Tutorial will provide a hands-on introduction to the basics of Wikidata and the Wikidata Query Tool. Participants will learn the basic functions of both and how to make simple manual edits to Wikidata items and create simple database queries. The workshop will also discuss how institutions can use Wikidata effectively and employ automated tools like the Distributed Game and OpenRefine.

A laptop or mobile device will be necessary to fully participate in the workshop.

It is recommended that participants have or create an account on any Wikimedia project (such as Wikipedia) before participating.

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Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia District of Columbia

Estimated time:

90 minutes

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

Yes. 2019 LD4 Conference on Linked Data in Libraries

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)