May 18, 2022

New Journal Article: “Wikidata: A Platform For Your Library’s Linked Open Data”

The following article was recently published by Code4Lib.


Wikidata: A Platform For Your Library’s Linked Open Data


Stacy Allison-Cassin
York University

Dan Scott
Laurentian University


The Code4Lib Journal
Issue 40, 2018-05-04


Seized with the desire to improve the visibility of Canadian music in the world, a ragtag band of librarians led by Stacy Allison-Cassin set out to host Wikipedia edit-a-thons in the style of Art+Feminism, but with a focus on addressing Canadian music instead. Along the way, they recognized that Wikidata offered a low-barrier, high-result method of making that data not only visible but reusable as linked open data, and consequently incorporated Wikidata into their edit-a-thons. This is their story.

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About Gary Price

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.