Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/Soliciting Data Donations: A Beginners' Guide

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Submission no. 52
Title of the submission
Soliciting Data Donations: A Beginners Guide

Author(s) of the submission
Andy Mabbett, User:Pigsonthewing
E-mail address
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Type of session
Talk (or otherwise lightning talk or discussion)
Length of session
as required
Ideal number of attendees
EtherPad for documentation


After successfully securing large data donations from TED, the BBC, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Quora, Songkick, universities and more, I'd like to share my experience and offer (and solicit) suggestions for improving our approaches to donors, and our workflow for accepting and processing data. How can we conduct sensitive negotiations, with public and commercial bodies, while maintaining the open and accountable ethos of our movement? How can we grow a data donation into a more rounded GLAM collaboration?

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Ideas for soliciting data donations
  2. Ideas for processing data donations
  3. Ideas for converting data donors into partners in other areas
  4. Ideas for better collaborative working with fellow Wikidata contributors
Special requests

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