January 21, 2022

Presentation/Webinar Recording: “Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management”

On December 7, 2018 the National Network Of Libraries Of Medicine (NNLM) Research Data Management Webinar Series hosted a presentation by Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika from the University of Colorado Boulder. The presentation was titled, Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management.

A video recording of the presentation is now available (and embedded below).

From the NNLM Description

This webinar introduces the WikiCite initiative to build a database of open citations to support free and computational access to bibliographic metadata and will identify simple, high impact ways for to get involved. As experts in the intersection of bibliographic metadata, information discovery, and interdisciplinary research, librarians are a tremendous resource for this community.

Currently the WikiCite citation database is being developed in Wikidata, which has also become a viable linked data hub for library collections and authority data. Citations are vital to Wikipedia’s foundation of “verifiability, not truth,” and academic libraries are uniquely positioned to connect researchers and their outputs with the wider information ecosystem. As the backbone of scholarly knowledge, citations are also vital components of Open Science RDM strategies. Open, structured, separable citations encourage data reuse and remixing to reproduce, verify, and build on results reported in scholarly literature. In addition to access, Wikidata adds these citations to the linked data knowledge graph, supporting applications like Scholia that generate scholarly profiles and Wikidata info cards that can be added to library systems.

Hat Tip/Thanks: NNLM Newsbits

See Also: Conference Presentation: “Exploring the Potential of Wikidata & Scholia to Generate Scholarly Profiles at IUPUI” (November 29, 2018)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.