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MCLS Linked Data for Libraries Users Group Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Schools!

  • 1.  MCLS Linked Data for Libraries Users Group Wikidata Edit-a-thon: Schools!

    Posted Apr 01, 2024 07:29 AM

    Hi all,

    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 22-26. An opening event on the 22nd will include an introduction to editing Wikidata. A closing event on the 26th 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 schools and educational organizations. Participants may create Wikidata entries for their 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:

    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 Zoom registration links above
    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 

    For more information and to sign up, visit the Linked Data Users Group page.


    Michael Bradford
    on behalf of the LDUG Steering Committee

    Michael Bradford, MLS, he/him/his
    Library System Cataloging Librarian
    229 Purdy/Kresge Library | Wayne State University
    5265 Cass Ave. | Detroit, Mich. 48202 | Ph. (313) 577-9231

    I generally read and respond to emails M-F, between 8am and 4pm, Eastern Time.

    Michael Bradford
    Library System Cataloging Librarian
    Wayne State University