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Announcing a Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Local Theatre Arts Organizations

  • 1.  Announcing a Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Local Theatre Arts Organizations

    Posted Mar 24, 2023 09:00 AM

    MCLS Linked Data Users Group Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Local Theatre Arts Organizations

    Opening Event: Monday, April 17, 2023 | 1-2:30pm Eastern (noon-1:30pm Central)

    Closing Event: Friday, April 21, 2023 | 1-2pm Eastern (noon-1pm Central)

    Free & virtual!


    Join the Linked Data Users Group of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) for a free, semi-synchronous, week-long virtual event that explores Wikidata. No prior experience is necessary! Project staff will provide you with everything you need to create and edit Wikidata entities.

    This edit-a-thon will take place the week of April 17-21. An opening event on the 17th will include an introduction to editing Wikidata. A closing event on the 21st will review and celebrate what we achieved together. A Slack channel will be available to communicate with fellow Wikidata editors throughout the week.

    In this Edit-a-thon, we will focus on descriptions of local community theatre and performing arts organizations. Participants may create Wikidata entries for their favorite local organizations or create and edit entries for organizations provided by the Edit-a-thon staff.

    These events are free to all and will take place via Zoom; however, you must register in advance. Join for either event and edit during the week as much as you'd like. We will provide instructions, tools, data sources, and an optional Slack channel for chat. If you have questions, please contact LDUG steering committee chair Marianne Swierenga, And if you're ready to join us, use the registration link to reserve your spot.

    Before the event

    1. If you don't already have a Wikimedia account, please create an account on Create Account
    2. Register for the Opening and/or Closing Events using the following Zoom registration links:
      1. April 17 opening event Zoom registration:
      2. April 21 closing event Zoom registration:
    3. Complete this Google form to be added to the Wikidata Event Dashboard (required) and MCLS LDUG Slack channel (optional); (Link for existing users:
    4. (recommended) Complete these three Wikidata Training Modules: Introduction to Wikidata; Databases and Linked Data; and Adding to Wikidata

    Jennifer Liss
    Head, Image Cataloging
    Indiana University