Title: Exploring the potential of Wikidata and Scholia to generate scholarly profiles at IUPUI
The University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is committed to participating in and contributing to projects that offer a free, community-driven solution to sharing information openly. This presentation shares details of a recent pilot project which explored the use of Wikidata to contribute and curate data related to our faculty. The goal of this project was to create a presence in the knowledge base for a selected group of faculty members, their coauthors, and some of their scholarship. Along the way, we began connecting publications by creating entries for the works cited and citing works. Having contributed the data to Wikidata enabled the use of Scholia to generate scholarly profiles. Scholia, a web-based service that feeds from the knowledge base, has proven to be invaluable for the discovery of publications and their connections to other works. The outcome of this pilot project has informed our ongoing efforts to prioritize the inclusion of IUPUI women faculty from across disciplines and their scholarship to Wikidata.
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas is the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis