Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.



  • Upcoming:
    • The Data Reuse Days will bring together Wikidata editors and data reusers on March 14-24 - we're currently building the schedule. Join us and discover many cool projects!
    • Next Linked Data for Libraries LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group call: Andy Mabbett on the "Cite Q" template that uses data from Wikidata in Wikipedia citations and Crystal Clements on setting the framework for a future discussion on addressing ethical concerns surrounding representation of gender for living persons in Wikidata, February 8th. Agenda
    • Wikidata Query Service scaling: You can join 2 calls and provide feedback at the 2 WDQS scaling community meetings on Thursday, 17 Feb 2022 18:00 UTC, and Monday 21 Feb 2022 18:00 UTC. Full details here.
    • Live on Twitch and in French about Academic bibliographical data and Scholia by Vigneron and Jsamwrites, February 8 at 19:00 CET (UTC+1)
    • LIVE Wikidata editing #70 - YouTube, Facebook, February 12 at 19:00 UTC
    • Online Wikidata meetup in Swedish #95, February 13 at 13.00 UTC
  • Ongoing:
  • Past:

Press, articles, blog posts, videos

Tool of the week

Other Noteworthy Stuff

  • January 1st as date
  • Wikidata has 2,540,891 items for people with both date of birth and date of death. There are 9 redirects for every 100 such items. (source). 2000 people share dates of birth and death with another person.

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  • Mismatch Finder: Tracking down one last issue with the upload of mismatch files. Once that is fixed we are ready to release the tool.
  • Lexicographical data: Started coding on the rewrite of Special:NewLexeme to make it easier to understand and use.

You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here. If you want to help, you can also have a look at the tasks needing a volunteer.

Monthly Tasks

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