With apologies for duplication.

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

When: Tues. 25 October 2022, 2pm Eastern (time zone converter)

Registration: Please fill in this ZOOM Registration Link to register

The October Working Hour will feature one presentation: 

Amy Ruskin of Northeastern University Library, will speak on the topic of Wikidata vs. custom Wikibases: Community history case studies.

The Boston Research Center (BRC) is a digital community history and archives lab based in the Northeastern University Library. One of our current projects involves taking an inventory of historical materials related to Boston’s Chinatown, and we have been using Wikibase to store multilingual data about the linked collections, organizations, and people. In this presentation, we will discuss our experience of getting started with a custom Wikibase and give an overview of our progress so far on the Chinatown Collections project.

Amy Ruskin is the Data Engineer in the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She has a Master's degree in Information Studies from McGill University and a background in computer science and statistics.

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.  Sign up via this link for LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group, Wikidata Working Hour, and Wikibase Working Hour announcements.


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Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian
Columbia University Libraries

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