Wikimedia and Libraries User Group/Resources
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Goals for this document
This document is a work in progress, developed by the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. You are invited to contribute to it.
The main purpose of this work is to provide:
- An overview of Wikimedia projects and how librarians can contribute to them
- General LIS skills required for librarians such as the use of citation styles and Google Drive
General Wikipedia training
- Wikiedu is a website for university instructors, in the US and Canada, to organize Wikipedia assignments. The webpage and their supporting documents have good design, and make a good "face" of Wikipedia to educators. Their training modules are excellent.
- Training curriculum for the OCLC WebJunction Wikipedia + LIbraries course Developed specifically for librarians (2017)
- GLAM - Beginner's Guide to Editing Wikipedia
- The Georgia Library Association documentation on how to hold an edit-a-thon.
- #1Lib1Ref website
- How to add a reference one-page guide
- Video on how to add a reference
- Video on how to use the citation hunt tool
- Visual editor citation tool
- General referencing guide for beginner editors
- General guide on citing sources
- English Wikipedia verifiability policy
- Tutorial slides for Verifiability and Notability tutorial
- Video on how to edit Wikipedia in 30 minutes
- Visual editor user guide
General resources available for Wikidata training are collected here.
- Wikidata In One Page - Brief description of Wikidata provided by Andrew Lih
- A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners - Presentation by Asaf Bartov
- Creating and editing libraries in Wikidata - useful blog post by Dan Scott
- Introduction to Wikidata for Librarians - slides and recording of an OCLC webinar by Andrew Lih and Robert Fernandez
- Wikidata for librarians curriculum - appears to be a work in progress but still a good framework for planning trainings
- Syllabus for Wikidata training - a one-sheet curriculum with learning outcomes
- Wikidata educational resources - including a collection of video tutorials
- Libraries in Wales
Wikidata training exercises and materials: NB: both are from the OCLC webinar by Andrew Lih and Robert Fernandez
- Wikidata Treasure Hunt: People, Places, and Times - a mini Wikidata exam!
- Wikidata Explore: what does your institution look like in Wikidata?
Relevant projects on Wikidata
- WikiProject Libraries
- WikiProject Books - describes a two level work / edition model for books in Wikidata
- WikiProject Periodicals - data model for periodicals
- WikiProject Authority control
- WikiProject Source MetaData - Scholarly Comms
- WikiProject Source MetaData/Indexes - data model for bibliographic databases etc.
- WikiProject Cultural heritage - this project has a good selection of reports, blogs, resources etc.
- WikiProject Linked Data for Production - linked open data cataloguing project
- WikiCite and WikiCite roadmap - a corpus of open citations and linked bibliographic data
IFLA Wikidata Working Group
Reference support for Wikidata
- Inventaire - Wikidata powered inventory of books and authors
- Wikidata Propbrowse - browse and view all properties on Wikidata
- Wikidata Class Browser
- Wikidata Dynamic lists - make a list, change the language, add columns, split it into sections
- Wikidata Tree - this tool can generate trees from Wikidata structures, such as subclasses, administrative divisions, and taxons
- QuickStatements - tool for batch uploads. Documentation
- OpenRefine - software that can be used for importing datasets to, and extracting data from, Wikidata. Documentation
Wikidata Query Service
- A gentle introduction to the Wikidata Query Service
- Query Helper documentation
- Result Views documentation
- SPARQL tutorial
- Building a query guide - step-by-step examples of how to write a query.
- Wikidata Query Service User Manual - detailed technical information about the query service.
- SPARQL Wikibook
WikiCite and Scholia
Scholia is a tool for visualizing WikiCite data in a manner that facilitates bibliometric analysis of academic publications and research. It is part of the broader Wikidata:WikiProject Source MetaData and WikiCite initiative.
- Scholia - scientometrics with Wikidata. Documentation
- Finn Arup Nielsen’s Scholia presentation at WikiDataCon 2017 - video andslides
- Documentation of workflows for the ingestion of bibliographic data into Wikidata - includes three video screencasts that describe how to import different kind of publication types to Wikidata by using Zotero, OpenRefine and MarcEdit.
- Libraries Category
- Libraries in Wales - Stage 2 Picture my Library - instructions for uploading a photograph and linking it to Wikidata
- WikiLingua Maghreb - A project to upload scans of public domain books related to Arabic Sociolinguistics to Wikimedia Commons launched by Zeineb Takouti, Houcemeddine Turki, and Imed Adel.
- An introduction to the Wikisource project
- Beginner's guide to Wikisource
- Introduction to editing Wikisource
- Basic guide to Wikisource from the University of Edinburgh
- Comprehensive document about editing Wikisource by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedia-in-Residence at the University of Edinburgh
What is Meta-Wiki
How to determine a Conflict-of-Interest
There is lots of discussion of regarding conflict of interest for cultural institutions.
- Best practices for librarians, archivists and cultural professionals
- Conflict of interest guidelines on English Wikipedia
- Paid-contribution disclosure policy on English Wikipedia
Library and Information Science skills
Citation analysis and Scientometrics
Using Google Drive and Google Docs
- Google Drive and Google Docs Tutorial
- Using Zotero with Google Docs
- Using Google Drive to add reference support to WikiProjects (Slides, Video)