Over the past two years, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives has embarked on a linked data journey along with many other libraries in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Wikidata pilot project. From October 2020 to August 2021, the Libraries Wikidata team experimented with creating and maintaining name authority in a completely new way, including plans to install a decentralized Wikidata instance (Wikibase) that would meet the Smithsonian policies and best practices. This is the second part in the Wikidata blog post series, be sure to read our previous post for additional information.
Projects Discussed (and Linked to) in the Complete Post:
- African Ethnic Groups Artist Files
- Chinese Ancestors
- Portraits Dibner Scientists Portraits
- Smithsonian Researchers and Their Publications From the Smithsonian Research Online (SRO)