Wikidata Workshops

Was ist Wikidata?

Wikidata ist eine freie Wissensdatenbank, die von Menschen wie auch Maschinen gelesen und bearbeitet werden kann. Mehr als 38 Millionen Datensätze, die jede*r bearbeiten kann, liegen auf Wikidata bereit. Die Datenbank dient als zentraler Speicher für strukturierte Daten ihrer Wikimedia-Schwesterprojekte wie Wikipedia, hier finden sich z.B. die Bevölkerungszahlen aller Hauptstädte oder die Erscheinungsdaten aller Filme mit Wikipedia-Artikel.

Mit Hilfe von Wikidata kann man Fragen beantworten, welche ansonsten akkribische Recherche benötigen: In welchen Städten wurden Schriftsteller namens Antoine beerdigt? Welche Länder mit Apfel-Export-Handel haben eine demokratisch gewählte Regierung? Solche Fragen können mit Wikidata innerhalb von Sekunden beantwortet werden.

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata currently hosts 38 million datasets, which everyone can edit, add to and use. It’s the central storage for the structured data of Wikipedia and its sister projects, data such as the population of all capital cities and the release dates of all movies with a Wikipedia entry.

Wikidata can answer questions that without it would need long hours of research:  would have taken long hours of research: In which cities can you find burials of famous writers named Antoine? Which apple-exporting countries have a democratically elected government? Wikidata gives you these answers in seconds.

Wikidata Workshops & Meetings

Überblick bei / Overview at: www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Events/Vienna

Find our english version below!

Wikidata Wednesday

  • Nächste Termine:
    Mittwoch, 28. August 2019, 18–20.30 (bei Bedarf auch etwas länger)
    Mittwoch, 18. September 2019, 18–20.30 (bei Bedarf auch etwas länger)
  • Location: Wikimedia Österreich, Stolzenthalergasse 7/1, 1200 Wien
  • Event pagewikidata.org/…/WikidataWednesday
    (Bitte beim Termin eintragen, wenn ihr kommt, damit wir ein bisschen Planen können, danke!)

18. Okt: Wikidata Workshop – Wikidata goes Library!

The GLAMorous side of Wikidata

Programm

Dieses mal haben wir ein ganz besonderes Programm vorbereitet. Zu Beginn des Workshops dürfen wir uns gleich bei mehreren internationalen Gästen bedanken, die extra angereist kommen, um uns mit 15 minütigen Expert*innen-Impuls-Referaten in die Welt von Wikidata rund um Bibliotheken einzuweihen!

Bereits bestätigte Vortragende:

  • Tracy Hoffmann, University Library Leipzig (Update folgt)
  • Nicolas Vigneron on cooperation: Wikidata, Wikibase and French National Library
  • Christian Erlinger: Wikidata based extended search queries – How to build a new type of extended search forms to explore your local GLAM-catalogues in a semantic way.

Dementsprechend haben wir auch unser Workshop Programm angepasst, zur Auswahl stehen diesmal vier verschiedene Workshops – bitte die genaue Beschreibung der englischen Version unterhalb entnehmen!

  • SPARQL workshop – Using SPARQL to ask questions to Wikidata (Almost) no coding skills required!
    Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a web browser.
  • OpenRefine workshop – OpenRefine as tool to enrich bibliographic metadata (No coding skills required!)
    Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a web browser, Java JRE and if possible with already installed OpenRefine. (Follow the installation instructions)
  • Mix’n’match workshop Linking vocabularies and aligning datasets with Wikidata using the Mix’n’match tool (No coding skills required!)
    Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a web browser and your favourite text/CSV editor.
  • Wikibase workshop How to deploy your very own Wikibase on your local machine? This is a more technical workshop! (involves running commands over terminal)
    Requirements: Please bring a laptop with git, Docker and docker-compose installed.

 

Die Sprache des Workshops ist in der Regel Englisch, die Teilnahme ist kostenlos 🙂

Anfänger*innen sind herzlich willkommen!

Wir freuen und schon auf euch!
Euer Wikidata Austria Team: Claudia, Clara, Jean-Fréd und Christian

PS.: Für mehr Wikidata Austria Community Action, folgt @WikidataAT auf Twitter und kommt in unsere Wikidata Austria Facebook Gruppe!

 

Wikidata Wednesday

    • Safe the dates:
      Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, 6–8.30 PM (longer, if needed)
      Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 6–8.30 PM (longer, if needed)
    • Location: Wikimedia Österreich, Stolzenthalergasse 7/1, 1200 Wien
    • Event page: wikidata.org/…/WikidataWednesday
      (Please sign at the date if you are coming over so we can plan a little bit, thank you!)

    18th of Oct: Wikidata Workshop – Wikidata goes Library!

    The GLAMorous side of Wikidata

    Program

    We are very happy to announce our very special program this time!  At the beginning of our day together we will be able to thank a number of international guests, who make their way from far to introduce us to the world of Wikidata around libraries with 15 minute expert impulse presentations!

    Our wonderful speakers:

    • Tracy Hoffmann, University Library Leipzig (more Infos soon)
    • Nicolas Vigneron on cooperation: Wikidata, Wikibase and French National Library
    • Christian Erlinger: Wikidata based extended search queries – How to build a new type of extended search forms to explore your local GLAM-catalogues in a semantic way.

    Accordingly, we have also adapted our workshop program. This time you can choose from four different workshops:

    • SPARQL workshop – Using SPARQL to ask questions to Wikidata (Almost) no coding skills required!
      Description: Wikidata has a lot of data. Like really a lot, about anything and everything. This data can be used in endless ways, and to answer questions that would otherwise need long hours of research: What are the largest cities with a female mayor? Which ministers are themselves children of ministers? What is the gender balance of the world’s parliaments? What are the words in English with all five vowels?
      In this workshop, you’ll discover the Wikidata query service, a tool which harnesses the true power of Wikidata! You’ll learn about SPARQL, the query language used to ask Wikidata questions.
      Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a web browser.
      Attendees are welcome to bring their query ideas which can be worked on during the workshop.
    • OpenRefine workshop – OpenRefine as tool to enrich bibliographic metadata No coding skills required!
      Description: OpenRefine is a powerful open source software which allows you to edit and clean up your messy tabular data. With the so-called Reconciliation service OpenRefine shows you concordance between your local data and different linked-open data sources. You will learn how to import data to OpenRefine, which ways of editing data exists and how to make them fit for uploading to Wikidata or your local database.
      Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a web browser, Java JRE and if possible with already installed OpenRefine. (Follow the installation instructions)
      Attendees are welcome to bring a dataset to work with.
    • Mix’n’match workshop – Linking vocabularies and aligning datasets with Wikidata using the Mix’n’match tool No coding skills required!
      Description: Linking a controlled vocabulary to Wikidata is a step for bridging to the Linked Open Data world and allow for enriching it. Attendees will learn how to use the simple Mix’n’match tool to align datasets with Wikidata.
      Requirements: Please bring a laptop with a web browser and your favourite text/CSV editor.
      The workshop may involve some text wrangling (search & replace, maybe lightweight regular expressions).
      Attendees are welcome to bring a controlled vocabulary or dataset to work with.
      Resources:
      Why data partners should link their vocabulary to Wikidata: a new case study
      Linking the OLAC Video Game Vocabulary with Wikidata
    • Wikibase workshop – How to deploy your very own Wikibase on your local machine? This is a more technical workshop! (involves running commands over terminal)
      Description: Wikibase is the software running Wikidata. GLAMs, open data projects, research projects and more are showing a lot of interest in Wikibase now, using it to run their own knowledge bases.
      In this workshop, you’ll learn how to deploy and run your own instance of Wikibase on your local machine.
      Requirements: Please bring a laptop with git, Docker and docker-compose installed.

     

    The workshop will usually be held in English. Participation is for free 🙂
    Our space/number of participants is limited, so please don’t forget to register.

    Beginners are warmly welcome!

    We’re looking forward to seeing you!
    Your Wikidata Austria team: Claudia, Clara, Jean-Fréd and Christian

    PS.: For more Wikidata Austria Community activities, follow @WikidataAT on Twitter or join our Wikidata Austria Facebook group!

     

     

Organisation und Support

Die Wikidata Workshops werden von Wikimedia Österreich on Wikidata Wikimedia Österreich organisiert. Wikimedia Österreich’s Veranstaltungsrichtlinien kommen zur Anwendung.

Wir bedanken uns ganz besonders herzlich bei der Hauptbücherei Wien und Christian Erlinger für die engagierte Kooperation!

Organisation and Support

The Wikidata Workshops are organized by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikidata Wikimedia Österreich. Wikimedia Österreich’s event guidelines apply.