As a point of potential interest on this topic. Dan Scott, Monica Fazekas, and I gave a
session at the Ontario Library Association conference last year about getting library
organization data into the Wikimedia projects.
Read Dan Scott's write up on adding library organizational info to Wikidata here:
and you can see our meet-up page here:
As trusted knowledge mediators, libraries have a responsibility to help improve the
presence of Canadian culture on Wikimedia platforms. In this edit-a-thon, participants
will ensure their own libraries are represented on Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, and
Wikipedia, and be better prepared to lead edit-a-thons in their own communities.
Stacy Allison-Cassin, MMus, MISt, PhD Cand.
York University Libraries
York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous
Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the
Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many
Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the
Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt
Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.
From: Libraries <libraries-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org> on behalf of Merrilee
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 8:35 AM
To: Wikimedia & Libraries
Subject: Re: [libraries] Libraries Digest, Vol 82, Issue 3
I think this is a better approach - doing the work in Wikidata.
In Wikidata I don't think we've done a great (or consistent) job of modeling
organizational data well for things like libraries. For example many public libraries are
branches that are part of a system. Both should be represented as parent / child.
Fwiw there are over 16,000 public libraries in the United States.
On Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 5:17 AM Olaf Janssen
I'm currently doing a project to register all public library organisations (pm 150 in
numbers) and their branches (pm 1450) in The Netherlands in Wikidata:
Currently still very much work in progress (hence the messy page), I've done approx.
550 out of 1600 libraries:
The plan is to also include all the tables in Dutch & English Wikipedia, so to
significantly expand https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_bibliotheken#Nederland
Dutch public libraries
I know that User:Sic19 has done similar work for the public libraries in Wales:
Wikipedia & open data @ KB | Nationale Bibliotheek
Frederick Noronha, 06/04/19 12:22:
Dear all: Please help to build list of libraries
in your part of the world.
Indian Wikipedians, this could do with some love:
This seems impressive to me (but I don't know how many are missing):
And here's a listing from Nigeria
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