*Apologies for cross posting*


Dear Colleagues,


With only three weeks to go until Repository Fringe 2017 takes place at the John McIntyre Centre at the University of Edinburgh on 3 & 4 August, registrations are filling up fast and we have a packed programme which will hopefully pique your interest!


Registration closes on 28 July so make sure you register now at: http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-events/information-services/information-services-events/repository-fringe-2017 


We have a really exciting programme lined up this year with a range of topics including:


·         Kathleen Shearer, COAR - Raising our game - repositioning repositories as the foundation for sustainable scholarly communication

·         Paul Ayris, UCL - The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind’ [Winston Churchill]: Defining the Role of Libraries in the Open Science Landscape

·         Chris Banks, Imperial College -  Focusing upstream: supporting scholarly communication by academics

·         Ewan McAndrew, University of Edinburgh & Navino Evans, Histropedia  - Wikidata I/O Showcase


Programme Hot Pick - Wikidata Showcase


This Wikidata event at Repo Fringe is scheduled for 1pm to 3.15pm on Friday 4th August. It will be split into two main segments.


Part 1: Adding data to Wikidata: the Wikidata hackathon

The first session, from 1pm to 2.30pm, will focus on how to add data to Wikidata so this will include a short intro to what Wikidata is before looking at how individual items of data can be added to and, importantly, backed up with references as part of a data hackathon. 


Part 2: Querying and visualising Wikidata

The second session, 2.30pm to 3.15pm, will look at how the data in Wikidata can be consumed, queried and visualised; whether it’s Voltaire’s works, the collections of the National Library of Wales, an analysis of MPs’ occupations or the 3 million linked citations visualised using the new Scholia tool. 


In addition to these sessions we are also running a SPARQL workshop from 9.30am-10.30am on Friday morning.


Find out more about our programme at: http://rfringe17.blogs.edina.ac.uk/programme/


2017 marks the 10th Repo Fringe where we will be celebrating progress we have made over the last 10 years in sharing content beyond borders and debating future trends and challenges.


We look forward to seeing you in August!


Kind regards, 


Ewan McAndrew
Wikimedian in Residence

Tel: 07719 330076
Email: ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk
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Wikipedia Project Page for the residency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh

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