• Points of Connection: Using Wikidata for Art Information

    Contributor(s):
    Soo Bae, Stephanie Caruso, Sherman Clarke, Anne Evenhaugen, Bettina Smith, Karly Wildenhaus (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Metadata, Information visualization
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    ARLIS/NA 50th Annual Conference
    Meeting Org.:
    Art Libraries Society of North America
    Meeting Loc.:
    Chicago
    Meeting Date:
    April 8, 2022
    Tag(s):
    artist files, Wikibase, identity management, 2022 ARLIS/NA Conference, Wikidata, Art librarianship, Data visualization
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/s92f-2m34
    Abstract:
    Wikidata is a free, open, and multilingual knowledge base that serves as the structured data for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Staff at many libraries, archives, and museums have found that Wikidata provides an accessible method of making information about collections and resources available as linked open data, which in turn enables greater discoverability, new audiences, and innovative forms of research. This panel featured case studies from art institutions where Wikidata projects are underway. Many of the featured projects highlighted the use of Wikidata for identity management, such for artist names, both as an alternative to and alongside vocabularies traditionally used in art information. Panelists spoke to how their respective Wikidata projects support the interests of researchers and broader institutional efforts. Together, the presented projects demonstrated how Wikidata’s relatively low barrier to entry allows institutions to connect data that might otherwise be siloed in local repositories.
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    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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