Dear colleagues,

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

When: Mon. 13 February 2023, 1PM Eastern (time zone converter<>)

Registration: Please follow this link to register:<>

The February Working Hour will feature a presentation by Steve Baskauf on using VanderBot with Wikibase:

The Wikibase API provides a mechanism for programmatic control of uploads, and its behavior is consistent across instances (Wikidata, Structured Data in Commons, and those that are established privately). In this session, I will discuss basic interactions with the API and demonstrate using the VanderBot Python application to rapidly upload tabular data to a instance. After performing a mass deletion, I’ll conclude by describing how I’ve used the Wikibase API to facilitate addition of structured data to Commons.
Steve Baskauf is a Data Science and Data Curation Specialist at the Vanderbilt University Heard Libraries. He has had a long-term interest in Linked Data and for the past several years has been experimenting with ways to streamline uploads to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.

About the LD4 Wikibase Working Hour:

The LD4 Wikibase Working Hour<> is part of the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group<> and 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.

We hope to see you there!

On behalf of the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group co-facilitators,

Susan Radovsky
Metadata Management Project Coordinator
Metadata Management & Project Strategy
Harvard Library