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Bridging Art Archive to the World Largest Linked Open Database - The Wikidata Ecosystem

University Library (October 27, 2023)

CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM : Fall Symposium on Digital Scholarship 2023

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LENGTH : 45 min.
ACCESS : Open to all
SUMMARY : Wikidata, one of the Wikipedia sister projects released in 2012, has became the fastest growing project among all of the Wikimedia projects. At this moment, Wikidata has over one hundred million items, which is double the size compare to the sum of Wikipedia articles from all languages.

As a linked open database, Wikidata can be easily accessed both by machine and human. It’s utilizing CC0 public domain license, also allowed everyone to reuse and buildup. Other strengths include data analysis from a broader scale and the visualisation of connections between data forms. Nowadays, Wikidata serves not only as the center of structural data for all Wikimedia projects, but also the index for most of the major databases across different disciplines of knowledge around the world.

Many established art museums and independent art & cultural organizations also provision and started to exercise the advantages of interactive Wikidata. However, to bridge art archives with structured data can be challenging, and the real situation differs case by case in each institution or community. The speaker aims to provide her observations and experiences about the potential of expanding the depth of art archives with the use of Wikidata.  [Go to the full record in the library's catalogue]

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