Workshop leader: Jakob Voß

Audience: Anyone interested in library data, Wikidata, or both

Short description: Wikidata is increasingly used as central database of statements, references, and connections for Wikipedia and other projects. The database that anyone can edit also contains authority files, bibliographic data and other content normally managed in library databases. In the first part of the Workshop we will find out how Wikidata works and what it contains by editing and querying (bring your computer and questions). In the second part we will collect ideas and discuss what kind of data to put in or move into Wikidata, and what consequences to expect or fear.

Workshop outcome: Better understanding of possibilities, advantages, and disadvantages of putting library data into Wikidata