Please join us for the first installment of the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour!

When: Thurs. 11 February 2021, 11AM-12PM Eastern

Registration: Please fill in this form to register

The February Working Hour will feature two presentations: 

Pascal Lefeuvre: Noemi at the Bibliothèque nationale de France

In 2017 the BnF has started the project of building a new software for cataloguing its documents. In 2019, the BnF has decided to build the software, called Noemi, on top of wikibase. Wikibase wil be used as an enhanced database for managing and storing bibiographical data. The presentation describes how Wikibase is used by Noemi and points out issues the BnF will deal with in 2021.

Stacy Allison-Cassin: will talk about her use of Wikibase for describing collections relating to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) collections and recent work with IFLA.

Speaker bios:

Pascal Lefeuvre has been working for the IT department of the BnF as a business analyst since 2012 mainly on digitization issues. Since 2017 has also served as the Scrum master of the IT team on Noemi's Project.  Anila Angjeli and Benjamin Bober are Co-Project Manager for the national project "Fichier national d'entités", aiming at buiding a platform to jointly create and manage entities' metadata across libraries and other cultural and research partners. It is lead by the two bibliographic agencies in Frace : BnF and Abes (Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education). The platform will use Wikibase as the basis for its technical infrastructure.

Stacy Allison-Cassin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario

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/his)
Metadata Librarian
Columbia University Libraries
Original and Special Materials Cataloging
102 Butler Library
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027

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