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Thursday, July 22 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
LD4 meeting: Wikidata Affinity Group

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The LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group began in April 2019 as a community discussion space with calls every two weeks open to anyone to learn more about how libraries can contribute to and benefit from Wikidata. The Group also hosts regular virtual Wikidata Working Hours every two weeks. These have been a time for participants to spend an hour working in Wikidata either on their own projects or on tasks related to a specific topic chosen for that session. Recently, a monthly Wikibase and WB Stack working hour was added dedicated to learning collaboratively and experimenting with Wikibase/WBStack implementation, the software that Wikidata is based on. This conference session is a chance for a virtual meet-up to learn more about the Affinity Group activities. After an initial introduction, attendees can decide if they’d like to stay in the main room where they can learn about Wikidata gadgets and user scripts that facilitate editing and get some hands-on experience trying them out, or they can join the Wikibase breakout room to do hands-on work in a WB Stack instance creating items for conference sessions. People with all levels of Wikidata and Wikibase experience are welcome to attend!

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Will Kent

Wikidata Program Manager, Wiki Education

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Timothy Mendenhall

Metadata Librarian, Columbia University
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Esther Jackson

Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian, Columbia University
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Eric Willey

Special Collections and Formats Cataloger, Milner Library, Illinois State University
Eric Willey is the Special Collections and Formats Cataloger at Illinois State University.

Sarah Kasten

Research & Development Analyst, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame
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Hilary Thorsen

Resource Sharing Librarian, Stanford Libraries
Former metadata librarian and Wikimedian in Residence. Happy to talk about Wikidata and the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group!

Susan Radovsky

Metadata Creation, Harvard Library, Harvard University

Alex Jung

Open Technology Specialist, University of Toronto Libraries

Thursday July 22, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT