Hi everyone,

Over the summer and into the early fall the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group will be offering a series of Wikidata Working Hours to give folks an opportunity to try out various Wikidata-related skills and tools by adding data about diverse children’s books from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Wikidata. Wikidata Working Hours provide  hands-on Wikidata experience in a supportive space. We hope you will join us if you are interested in learning more about Wikidata, love children’s books, or have been looking for a fun Wikidata project to contribute to. 

The second Wikidata Working Hour in the series will cover reconciliation in OpenRefine, so we can identify which authors from our spreadsheet of children's book metadata already exist and/or need to be created in Wikidata.

You do not have to have attended the first Wikidata Working Hour in the series to attend this one. However, for this Working Hour, we will assume that you already have OpenRefine installed and can import data into it, so it may be helpful to review the recording of the previous Working Hour.

Date and time: Monday, July 18, 2022 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET / 18:00 UTC / 8:00pm CEST (Time zone converter)

Zoom link to join: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/98942484954?pwd=TXJoeW9oNys3NFd6blBBZDg2UDdpdz09
Password: 908110

Event page: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group/Wikidata_Working_Hours/Wikidata_Working_Hour_Summer-Fall_Project_2022/2022-July-18_Wikidata_Working_Hour

To get the most out of this Working Hour, please install the most recent version of OpenRefine in advance. Detailed installation instructions here: https://docs.openrefine.org/manual/installing 

Subsequent Working Hours will cover creating and editing items manually in Wikidata for authors, publishers, and bibliographic works and editions, uploading batch metadata to Wikidata using OpenRefine and Quickstatments, and using SPARQL to query and visualize the data we’ve added to Wikidata. You don’t have to attend every session to benefit from the series, but attending whenever possible will offer the best experience in terms of applying skills and tools to a single data set. We’ll also record the demo portions of each Working Hour, so you can always catch up on anything you miss.

To be sure to receive announcements about future Wikidata Working hours, subscribe to the ld4-wikidata Google Group.

Other ways to follow what’s going on with the Affinity Group:

Ld4-wikidata Google group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ld4-wikidata

#wikidata channel on LD4 Slack: http://bit.ly/ld4slack

Notes in public LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JwTulCABs0TkGQDVSnYbIYEb7bC-j4-n

Website: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group

Hilary Thorsen
Resource Sharing Librarian
Stanford Libraries