May 28, 2022

Conference Presentation: “Exploring the Potential of Wikidata & Scholia to Generate Scholarly Profiles at IUPUI”

The slide deck linked below by Mairelys Lemus-Rojas, Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, was shared yesterday during a presentation at WikiCite 2018.


Exploring the Potential of Wikidata & Scholia to Generate Scholarly Profiles at IUPUI


IUPUI ScholarWorks


The University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is committed to participating in and contributing to projects that offer a free, community-driven solution to sharing information openly. This presentation shares details of a recent pilot project which explored the use of Wikidata to contribute and curate data related to our faculty. The goal of this project was to create a presence in the knowledge base for a selected group of faculty members, their coauthors, and some of their scholarship. Along the way, we began connecting publications by creating entries for the works cited and citing works. Having contributed the data to Wikidata enabled the use of Scholia to generate scholarly profiles. Scholia, a web-based service that feeds from the knowledge base, has proven to be invaluable for the discovery of publications and their connections to other works. The outcome of this pilot project has informed our ongoing efforts to prioritize the inclusion of IUPUI women faculty from across disciplines and their scholarship to Wikidata.


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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.