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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of issues related to Linked Library Data and the role of library metadata in the Semantic web. Goals include: raising awareness of Semantic Web technologies, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the use of URIs as identifiers within bibliographic descriptions; promoting research on linked data challenges, such as domain modeling and vocabulary selection and design; and informing the ongoing development of existing metadata standards for Libraries, Archives and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

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LD4 Wikibase Working Hour, 26 March 2021, 11AM EDT: Getting started with a local Wikibase instance

  • 1.  LD4 Wikibase Working Hour, 26 March 2021, 11AM EDT: Getting started with a local Wikibase instance

    Posted Mar 15, 2021 12:40 PM

    Apologies for cross-posting

    Please join us for the next installment of the
    LD4 Wikibase Working Hour

    When: 26 March 2021, 11AM-12PM Eastern (Time zone converter)

    Registration: Please fill in this form to register

    Wikibase, Docker, and You: Getting started with a local Wikibase instance

    Instructor: Jim Hahn, Head of Metadata Research, University of Pennsylvania 

    Abstract: This session will provide a general introduction to getting Wikibase -- the software that powers Wikidata -- up and running on your local desktop/laptop running Docker. Session leader will demo using Docker Desktop for Mac, though installation is possible on Docker Desktop for Windows and Linux Docker Engine-Community ( ). 

    The session includes a simple introduction to using Docker on your desktop, followed by a necessary (though not overly technical) delineation of the technology stack that makes up Wikibase. 

    After we have walked through the installation steps, the last half of the hour will be reserved for independent work, question and answer time, and general troubleshooting for your newly installed Wikibase instance! 

    About the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour

    The LD4 Wikibase Working Hour seeks to create a space for GLAM professionals experimenting with Wikibase/WBStack implementation, the software that Wikidata is based on, to learn collaboratively and share tips, tools, and resources.  For more details, see the project page.  To sign up for monthly announcements, please fill out this form.

    Timothy Ryan Mendenhall (he/him)
    Metadata Librarian, Columbia University
    CORE Metadata Interest Group Liaison to CC:DA