FindingGLAMs/Minor grants/Wikidata, Librarians and Linked Open Data

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This project will introduce Wikidata to Librarians in Accra in an all-day hands-on workshop at the University of Ghana Balm Library. Librarians will:

  • Learn how Wikidata triple statements are organized
    • and use that knowledge to create/contribute bibliographic data to Wikidata
  • Learn to write basic SPARQL queries (examples will concern Library properties)
  • Learn how to use Scholia as a tool for visualizing WikiCite data

Item Details Unit Ghc Quantity Total Ghc
Venue space Department of physics auditorium - University of Ghana 500 1 500
Projector Rental of projector and screen 150 1 150
Internet routers Surline internet router 499 1 499
Refreshment (Light Breakfast + Lunch) For 25 expected total participants, 5 volunteers from Global Open Initiative, and 5 as contingent 60 35 2100
Water 500ml bottled water 35 people N/A N/A 75
T-Shirts 5 total customized printed T-Shirts for facilitators 40 5 200
Stickers Wikidata', 'Linked Data' and 'GLAM' stickers to go round for all 2 50 100
Printing Event posters (color), program outline, tutorial, etc N/A N/A 100
Transportation for items To-and-fro transportation for purchase of items 60 2 120
Transportation for event facilitators To-and-fro transportation (or fuel allowance) for event facilitators 60 5 300
Certificates For participating 10 30 300
Miscellaneous 300 1 300
1 EUR = 6.26405 Ghc Ghc 4744
Oanda Historical rates (7 December 2019) EUR 757.338

  • 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, 19 February 2019.

Expected results, with SMART goals
  • Start a conversation about opportunities around Wikidata for librarians
  • Establish a relationship between the Wikimedia community in Ghana and library institutions that the attendees are affiliated to
  • Number of participants: 25, excluding 5 volunteers
  • Number of new editors: 25
  • Number of items created or improved: 25

About me

I'm a longtime Wikimedian for more than 8 years since 2011, and have been a grantee to a number of projects where I facilitated events at a variety of cultural and educational institutions. For example, in 2017, I was the resource person on Wikidata at the second Africa Open data conference held at the Kofi Annan ICT Center in Accra, Ghana. I am a recent grantee to the Parliament of Ghana working group that added position held (P39) properties to items of all 275 members of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana at a series of editahtons held at the Madina Institute of Science and Technology. I am currently co-editor of the Wikimedia Research Newsletter and one of the co-leads of Art+Femiminsm. I live and work in Accra as an educator. —M@sssly 00:30, 7 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Supporting organization

Global Open Initiative


@Masssly: Thank you for the application! We'll handle it shortly and let you know the outcome. --Alicia Fagerving (WMSE) (talk) 07:52, 9 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]


We are very happy to grant funding for this project up to the requested amount of €758.

@Masssly: please reach out to us at alicia.fagerving(_AT_) so that we can keep in touch about the practicalities and your needs as February nears. Thank you for the work you do! --Alicia Fagerving (WMSE) (talk) 12:28, 10 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]