[LOS! Workshop] Wikidata as a FAIR, open, collaborative and multilingual component of the research ecosystem
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.
The goal of this session is fourfold:
(i) to provide participants with an overview of the coverage of scientific topics in the ecosystem around Wikipedia, with a focus on Wikidata,
(ii) to outline the community processes behind the generation and curation of that content,
(iii) to explore how Wikidata workflows interact with those of the researchers, particularly in Leibniz Institutes,
(iv) and to highlight potential for further interactions
Examples will be drawn from various research fields, multiple institutions, and multiple languages. Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of the Wikimedia community will be covered with an eye on similar efforts in Leibniz contexts.
Participants will be provided with possibilities to work in pairs or small groups while
reviewing existing Wikidata content, making small contributions directly, reviewing examples of each other’s contributions, and laying the foundation for more comprehensive contributions that leverage the diverse expertise of attendees and their respective networks.
Ten quick tips for editing Wikidata: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011235
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Mietchen (IGB & FIZ)