Wikidata:Property proposal/Bloodhound ID
- specimen tabs include data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, refreshed every few weeks, curated by a community of enthusiasts. ORCID account-holders may push versioned archives of their own specimen data to Zenodo. Future plans are to investigate doing the same for Bloodhound profiles that use wikidata identifiers, currently limited to deceased collectors and determiners of specimens. Other aspirations are to encourage use of wikidata and ORCID identifiers for people in natural history collections, integrate back into source natural history collections data where it makes sense (as is feasible) to do do.
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Wikidata identifiers for (deceased) people in Bloodhound was used by design. The overarching motivation is to better integrate and link natural history specimen data but in many cases, this requires a mechanism to engage an audience of enthusiasts to create these links who have some knowledge of who the collector or determiner is/was. While there aren't many public-facing person pages in Bloodhound that can be made to wikidata person pages today, there are some 1.7M "agents" in these 180M+ raw specimen data, many of whom can be tied to the 18k person "Q" identifiers already harvested from wikidata. As these links between person and specimen are made (it can be very fast through bulk processing) and profiles made public, we often discover that new wikidata entries are required for people. So, another motivating factor in this process is to ensure that new wikidata entries for historical collectors and determiners of natural history specimens are made when none such exist. These are then incorporated into Bloodhound to close the loop in the workflow. Dshorthouse (talk) 20:04, 6 June 2019 (UTC)