Wikidata talk:WikiProject Performing arts
Structured Data on Commons - community consultation on basic properties for media files
participants of WikiProject Performing arts. Hello everyone! This month (July 2018), we are hosting a quite crucial community consultation on Wikimedia Commons: we are listing the Wikidata properties that media files on Commons will need (including ones that might not exist yet, and might need to be created for this purpose). The consultation runs at least till the end of July, maybe longer.Notified
Please consider to take a look and give input. It would be very nice to have some ideas on how to properly describe media files (audio, images, video) that document performing arts events. Thanks! SandraF (WMF) (talk) 11:53, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Import data about greek stage productions
in the limits of my double master studies -in information science and theater history- I have decided to explore all these capabilities that your work here offers. I would like to ask if I can use your ontology / schema to create a dataset for greek stage productions from 1950 until today in Wikidata? I have already make some imports and I ask for your feedback. Furthermore, I would like to ask if I can somehow to help in your effort?
Thank you for your time Katikei
- @Katikei: Welcome to our project! Yes, you are of course more than welcome to join our efforts. I have had a look at some of your edits so far. Below some questions/comments:
- If you create new items, it would be great if you could add an English label and/or description if possible (in addition to the ones in the local language). Furthermore, it would be helpful if you would indicate a reference to the source of your data whenever possible.
- I was wondering whether it was necessary to create a separate sub-class "Greek Theater Season" Greek Theater Season (Q59613404). Probably this is useful, but it would be good if you could indicate the difference/peculiarity with regard to European Theater Season (beginning / end) in the description.
- Greek Theater Season 2017/2018 (Q60704278): start time / end time do not look right.
- If you have any concrete questions or want me to look at a particular item, let me know.
- Are you planning any ingests from existing data sources? If yes, which ones? - It might be helpful if you could share your plans. In this way we could guide you through the ingestion process. There is also work to be done regarding the ingest of character roles for various types of plays (operas, musicals, theatre plays). - This would be a job for someone with software programming skills and involves data scraping from Wikipedia. Let me know about your plans, your timeline and your availability, so we can see how best to cooperate. You can contact me here on-wiki or by email: beat.estermann(at)bfh.ch
Thank you for your response.
You are right, I have to add English label and/or description. My reference sources of my data are theatrical playbills, newspaper articles and for the moment I don't know how to make a citation to them in Wikidata. When I use a website from a theater company I'm trying to citation the URL.
I need more time to think about "sub-class "Greek Theater Season" Ελληνική Θεατρική Περίοδος (Q59613404)" issue, .....but I think you are right too.
My basic goal is to to create a dataset about greek stage productions, using semantic web tools. I have already create a personal database based on theatrical playbills, newspapers and websites. For the ingestion process I make some experiments with OpenRefine tool. All the proccess is more complicate than I was thinking about before I start. The data about greek actors, directors, plays, theaters are too poor, and if I want to be honest I was expect to find in Wikidata, more things about global theatrical characters and their conection with the plays.
I have a deadline until Feb. 20 to write an assignment about the process to create a theater wiki based on semantic web tools -special on Wikidata. After this I will be available (and happy) to help more specific with WikiProject Performing Arts.
- Dear Katikei, I know what you are talking about! ;-) So yes, please email me after the 20 February, so that we can discuss what would be the most reasonable next steps. In the meanwhile, I'm trying to see whether we can get a hold of the production database of the Greek National Theatre (a database was created a few years ago in the course of a research project). -- Cheers, Beat Estermann (talk) 08:59, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
International Knowledge Base for the Performing Arts
Over the past years, I have had the chance to work with various segments of the performing arts value network, involving production and presenting companies, archival institutions, educational and research institutions, and the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. As a result, a concept for an International Knowledge Base for the Performing Arts based on linked data technology has been developed that integrates the perspectives of both the stakeholders of the primary value network and the stakeholders in the fields of heritage, research, and education.
Wikimedia Foundation Project Grant: Modelling and Populating Performing Arts Data in Wikidata
Further to the work that we undertook with Beat_Estermann as part of the Linked Digital Future initiative, the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) is now proposing to undertake modelling and population activities in Wikidata. To this effect, we submitted a project grant application to the Wikimedia Foundation. All members of this performing arts community (and anyone else interest in performing arts industry data) are invited to read and comment the project. We look forward to reading your input.
In order to broaden the outreach about this project grant, I also want to ask this community for the authorization (and possibly for help) to post a banner on the WikiProject home page.