Article: “Wikidata Projects in Times of COVID-19: IUPUI Libraries’ Engagement in Open Knowledge”
The following article was recently shared by the IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis).
Wikidata Projects in Times of COVID-19: IUPUI Libraries’ Engagement in Open Knowledge
Open Knowledge Librarian, IUPUI University Library
Mirian Ramirez Rojas
Research Metrics Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
InULA Notes 33(1)
Wikidata provides a space of collaboration to create and modify open information for the public good. It can be a key tool for global public health promotion where universities and academic libraries can play an important role in advocating for the contribution and integration of data that promotes open public access to knowledge. In this paper, the authors share details of a collaboration among employees from two IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) campus libraries who joined forces to work in three Wikidata projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors provide a short history of IUPUI University Library’s (UL) engagement in open knowledge initiatives, describe the projects and their experience working on them, and finalize with a discussion and next steps.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.