User:Discoveranjali/Ideas Layout for Wikidata Slideshow

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This page shall include a layout of ideas as part of development of Slideshow tutorials for Wikidata workshops.

The tutorials could be split into three presentations:

  1. Introduction to Wikidata
  2. Editing: Beginners Guide
  3. Editing: Advanced Guide

Introduction to Wikidata[edit]

Suggested Presentation Title: Welcome to Wikidata (The Free and Open Knowledge Base)

What is Wikidata?[edit]

  • Let's start with basics: Do you know what a Wiki is?
   As Wikipedia says (one of the most popular wikis):
      "A wiki is a web application which allows people to add, modify, or delete content in collaboration with others" 
  • And what's Wikidata?
Wikidata is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation: a free, collaborative, multilingual, secondary database,collecting 
structured data to provide support for Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, the other Wikimedia projects, and well beyond that.

Sounding too complex? let's ease it out!

  1. Open Source project of Wikimedia Foundation
  2. Free: Data in Wikidata is published under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0, allowing the reuse of the data in many different scenarios. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the data, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Isn't it cool ?
  3. Collaborative: Data entered and maintained by Wikidata editors, who decide on the rules of content creation and management. And Bots do too!
  4. Multilingual Editing, consuming, browsing, and reusing the data is fully multilingual. Data entered in any language is immediately availed in all other languages!
  5. A secondary database Wikidata can record not just statements, but also their sources, reflecting the diversity of knowledge available and supporting the notion of verifiability.
  6. Collecting structured data Unlike Wikimedia Commons, which collects media files, and the Wikipedias, which produce encyclopedic articles, Wikidata collects data, in a structured form. This will allow easy reuse of that data by Wikimedia projects and third parties, and shall enable computers to easily process and “understand” it. It's Wikimedia going the structured way!
  7. Support for Wikimedia projects Wikidata supports Wikipedia with more easily maintainable language links and infoboxes, thus reducing the workload in Wikipedia and increasing its quality. Improvements or updates in one language are available in all other languages.
  8. Support well beyond that: Not just limited to Wikimedia projects. Everyone can use Wikidata for a huge number of different services.


  • Our Vision: "A world in which the entire sum of human knowledge is freely accessible"
  • Our mission: "To create a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike"

Why do I care?[edit]

  • Let's get into some stats!

(Slides about Wikidata Stats: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Statistics)

  • Stats about ratio of Wikipedia aticles in various languages
For instance:
 4 Wikipedias  :     1 000 000+ articles
 41 Wikipedias :     100 000+ articles
 241 Wikipedias:     *sob* 
  • Discuss Female Mayor Problem
  • Illustrate Anatomy of a statement (e.g. Population)
  • Verifiability

How do I contribute?[edit]

Contributing to Wikidata is easy & fun!
Go ahead & start editing. That's it!
Editing is the best way to learn about the structure and concepts of Wikidata.

  • To gain understanding of Wikidata's concepts upfront, you may want to have a look at the Help pages.
  • Wikidata GuidedTours
  • Start with picking up an 'Item' of interest
  • What? doesn't exist? Make one!
 (Screeshots to 'Create Item')  
  • Basic Editing for an Item (Steps + screenshots)
 (Labeling each component of a Wikidata page)
 (Details in next slideshow)
  • Have questions? Feel free to drop them in the project chat or contact the development team.
 (Contact details)

Relevant Links used[edit]

(Links to relevant sources)

Editing: Beginners Guide[edit]

  • Understanding the Item page Structure
  1. Label
  2. Description
  3. Aliases
  4. Properties
  5. Statements
  6. Quantifiers
  7. Sitelinks
  8. Sources
  9. Ranking
  10. Files
  • Creating a new Item
  • Adding to an existing Item page

Editing: Advanced Guide[edit]

  • Using Project Chat
  • Using Tools
  • Proposing a new Property

Feedback[edit]

Render your valuable feedback and suggestions for improvement of the tutorial here.