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Wednesday, March 18 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wiki-what? Wikidata for Library Staff

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Wikidata, an editable knowledgebase for structured data, is growing in importance to the library community. The 2018 OCLC International Survey of Linked Data for Implementers shows a surge of library linked data projects that consumed Wikidata from 2011 to 2018. So, how are libraries using Wikidata, and what are the benefits? How can your organization participate? Attend this session to hear more about the library projects using Wikidata to enhance user discovery. You will also learn more about the basics of editing and enhancing items in Wikidata, and presenters and attendees can discuss possible future collaborative projects.

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Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She provides training for library staff on cataloging and other related topics, including RDA, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data.
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Sara Ring

Digitization Cataloging & Metadata Training, Minitex
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex in the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education unit. She develops and presents training on linked data and metadata standards for digital collections and digital preservation. She is one of the authors and designers of 23 Linked... Read More →

Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Olin-Rice 350