May 26, 2022

New Case Study From Europeana: “Why Data Partners Should Link their Vocabulary to Wikidata: a New Case Study”

From a Europeana Professional Blog Post:

In a new case study, Get your vocabularies in Wikidata…so Europeana and others can use them, we describe the practical steps data providers can take to upload and align their vocabularies with Wikidata, so that we can access the links and integrate the data into Europeana.

This case is based on the recent experiment by Sandra Fauconnier, from the Wikimedia Foundation, on aligning the MIMO vocabulary for musical instruments with Wikidata.

So far, when deciding which sources to link to, we have selected large, rather generic and multilingual data sources and favoured ones that are well-connected, that is, those which indicate equivalent elements in other vocabularies. However besides our ’centralized’ enrichment, Europeana would also benefit from some of the more ‘local’ semantic resources used by our data partners, which are often the result of tremendous data curation efforts. And so we are encouraging our data partners to add these resources to Wikidata.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.