Hi, I'm working on indexing the Africa-related literature via Wikidata and was wondering whether you'd like to get involved with that. For an overview, see the Scholia profile for Africa, and for more specific examples, click on anything in there or check out other entries, e.g. Agnes Binagwaho or Zika virus. All of these are incomplete, but they illustrate what is possible, and your ideas and contributions to improving the associated workflows would be most welcome. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 17:18, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
- Hallo Daniel Mietchen,
- I really like your initiative of keeping track of African related literature. When I got to know Scholia and your Africa initiative I started familiarizing myself to Wikicite and entered some records for two Africanists and the African Studies Centre Leiden (Q2174585) manually, while also experimenting with different publication types. Today I entered my first small batch using Zotero and Zotkat’s export translator. I would be happy to get involgde but I also have to be honest I have not much spare time to spend on this project. But every little bit helps, right? :-)
- This is my to do list right now: (1) to add all publications written by Stephen Ellis (Q27917025), (articles, book chapters, books), (2) to add publications published by the African Studies Centre, (3) to add publications published in Africa. For task 1 and 2 I have good quality RIS records which I will convert via Zotero. The RIS records in 3 may be incomplete, I will see what I’m going to do about that. I might also be able to regularly add recently published Africa articles of Western publishers (mainly Taylor & Francis) to Wikidata using Zotero’s feed functionality. I will focus on the humanities and social sciences.
- I will keep you updated and I am also very much interested in the results of your workshop in Cape Town.
- This might be two interesting sources for your workshop:
- Kind regards, Walkuraxx