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LD4 ("Linked Data For [...]") is a group of related projects "for linked data practitioners to foster broad adoption and sustained support of linked data efforts in libraries".[1]

Rationale[edit]

Community discussion of Wikidata related topics with the goal of understanding how the library can contribute to and leverage Wikidata as a platform for publishing, linking, and enriching library linked data.

The group will meet biweekly to discuss various aspects of Wikidata. At each meeting, the co-facilitators or a guest will present some relevant material related to the topic and we’ll discuss any issues members have encountered as well as helpful resources.

Anyone is welcome to join the group!

Approach[edit]

The group hosts biweekly calls and working hours for Wikidata and monthly calls for Wikibase/WBStack. Calls are recorded.

You can find public agendas with recordings and notes in Google Drive.

Coordination[edit]

As of September 2021, all call/working hour participants are welcome to participate in group activity coordination.

Join us on #wikidata-coord on Slack to get involved! We volunteer for roles on a monthly basis. You do not need prior experience in a role to join in, and it is a very collaborative group.

Communication[edit]

Join the dedicated, open Slack channel in LD4 – #wikidata http://bit.ly/ld4slack

Join the dedicated, open Google group – ld4-wikidata

LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group Calls[edit]

The group meets biweekly to discuss various aspects of Wikidata. At each meeting, the co-facilitators or a guest will present some relevant material related to the topic and we’ll discuss any issues members have encountered as well as helpful resources.

Calls are biweekly on Tuesdays, 9am PT / 12pm ET / 17:00 UTC / 6pm CET

For the Zoom link to join the call, see the agenda.

LD4 Wikidata Working Hours[edit]

A collaborative hour of editing and Wikidata practice. We provide a project for the hour, and you’re always welcome to bring your own projects to work on. Subscribe to the Google Group for an announcement of the next working hour.

Goals and Outcomes[edit]

  • Provide a welcoming, collaborative, and supportive space to discuss Wikidata related topics
  • Gain a basic understanding of Wikidata in the context of the Wiki community and its norms
  • Help other institutions begin to work in Wikidata by developing a Wiki* inventory of competencies and technologies necessary for those working with library and archival metadata to build a skill set that can be used in Wikidata and other linked data work
  • Discuss and document what types of communication channels are available and what community support and open source tools are needed to implement integration of library and archival metadata with Wikidata at scale across a broad spectrum of libraries and archives
  • Invite and encourage a variety of institutions and projects, including, public libraries, archives, and community projects, to participate in the group to ensure different perspectives are shared and needs identified
  • Document and share work with the Wikidata community where it will be open to reuse and feedback
  • Gain an understanding of processes to get data out of Wikidata via data dumps and APIs to reuse in library applications as well as the processes to donate data to contribute library and archival data back to Wikidata

Outreach[edit]

Advertised monthly on the following mailing lists. If you have ideas for additional lists to send an invitation to, email ld4-wikidata-coord@googlegroups.com.

Wikimedia lists

  • Wikidata
  • Wikicite
  • Libraries
  • GLAM

Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC)
Metadata librarians
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Central
PubLib
Code4Lib
IFLA
Facebook

  • Wikidata Community Facebook Group
  • Wikidata & GLAM Facebook Group
  • Midwest Archives Conference Facebook

Conferences[edit]

  • LD4 Holds annual conferences that overlap with the Wikidata Affinity group calls. Follow the above link for information about past, present, and future conferences.


Participants[edit]

[+] Add yourself to the list

The participants listed below can be notified using the following template in discussions:

{{Ping project|LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group}}