Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Newsletter/2020-10

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This is our eleventh newsletter, covering October 2020. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15 and 16 .

Meetings

  • Online meeting November 1 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online meeting November 15 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Prioritization event survey (SDG all) [26]

Activities

  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Upcoming: Online edit-a-thon on climate change (SDG 13) [29]
  • Upcoming: Enriching parliamentary documents metadata editathon (in Swedish) (SDG 16) [27]
  • Past: Wiki for UN writing campaign (SDG 17) [28]

News

  • Wikipedia and Sustainable Development Goals: Engaging smaller Wikipedias (SDG all) [3]
  • The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [10]
  • Improving reproductive health articles on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [11]
  • Wiki Loves SDGs: A community of Global Goals factivists (SDG all) [12]
  • Analyze Swedish politics with Wikidata (SDG 16) [17]

Resources

  • GUIDE: How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia (SDG 13) [25]

Videos

  • 2020-09-29 Houcemeddine Turki, U of Sfax: Wikidata & COVID-19, a collaborative KG from CORD-19 (SDG 3) [4]
  • WikiCite 2020: OpenVirus and Scholia interfaces (SDG 3) [13]
  • WikiCite 2020: Citations in Swedish Parliamentary documents (SDG 16) [18]
  • WikiCite 2020: Gene Wiki (SDG 3) [19]

New Wikidata properties

  • Symptom Ontology ID (SDG 3) [6]
  • SSYK 2012 The Swedish Standard Classification of Occupations (SDG 8) [7]
  • Native Plants Database ID (SDG 15) [8]
  • NBIC taxon ID (SDG 15) [14]
  • Danish educational institution number (SDG 4) [15]
  • economy of topic (SDG 8) [20]
  • American Heritage place ID (SDG 11) [21]
  • DC Historic Sites place ID (SDG 11) [22]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Map of trees whose species is categorized as threatened on the IUCN Red List (SDG 15) [5]
  • Map of outdoor warning sirens, color-coded by manufacturer (SDG 11) [9]
  • Scientific papers explaining backward contact tracing (SDG 3) [16]
  • Invasive species in EU and whether they have articles in different languages (SDG 15) [23]
  • COVID-19 deaths by month (SDG 3) [24]

Links

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