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Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook

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Presentation about the creation of a German handbook on Wikidata and authority files. Accepted at OpenSym (WikiSym) conference 2014 (August 28th). More about the book at http://hshdb.github.io/normdaten-in-wikidata/

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Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook

  1. 1. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 1 Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook Jakob Vo Verbunzentrale des GBV (VZG) Hochschule Hannover OpenSym (WikiSym), Berlin, 2014-08-28
  2. 2. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 2 Normdaten in Wikidata Authority
  3. 3. les in Wikidata ISBN 978-1-291-85658-3 68 pages Available as HTML, ePUB, PDF print on demand http://hshdb.github.io/ normdaten-in-wikidata/
  4. 4. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 3 Topic: Authority
  5. 5. les in Wikidata I Wikidata I Great wiki database that anyone can edit I See tomorrow's Wikidata talk for details! I Authority
  6. 6. les I Also known as knowledge organization systems (SKOS) I Many authority properties identi
  7. 7. ers in Wikidata, e.g.: I Dewey Decimal Classi
  8. 8. cation: P1036 I ORCID author identi
  9. 9. er: P496 I IMDb movie ID: P345 I . . .
  10. 10. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 4 Outline of the book I Introduction (Wikidata, authority
  11. 11. les) I Basic Wikidata concepts (items, properties, statements) I Authority
  12. 12. les in Wikidata I How to search, edit, con
  13. 13. gure, reuse Wikidata I Glossary, FAQ, Bibliography general Wikidata handbook
  14. 14. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 5 Project Background I Conducted by 9 students and me I 6th semester Bachelor of Information Management I Hannover University of Applied Sciences I March { June 2014 (13 meetings a 5 hours) book sprint by non-experts
  15. 15. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 6 Project management I Face-to-face meetings discussion (rarely mail) I Trello for organizing I intuitive interfaces I task lists appointments I less is more! I Blackboard and paper cards I Feedback by continuous builds
  16. 16. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 7 Collaborative Writing I Pen ip I Simple visual web editor I Markdown syntax with highlighting I Document stored as git repository ($ local, GitHub. . . )
  17. 17. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 8 Continuous builds I Pandoc for document conversion (Markdown, HTML, LaTeX, ODT, DOCX, ePUB. . . ) edit (Pen ip/git) ! build (Pandoc) ! deploy (HTML/PDF) I Not fully supported by current tools I Custom pre/post-processing required for specialized content I Layout templating requires skills in LaTeX HTM/CSS/JS
  18. 18. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 9 Revision Proofreading I GitHub issues or Trello cards (not used) I Pen ip issues (rarely used) I Annotator (great tool, but technical problems) printed copies are still important
  19. 19. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 10 Shortcomings I Non-experts need time to get familiar with the topic I better mix of experts and newbies I Great tools (Trello, Pen ip, git, Pandoc, Annotator) but dicult integration stability I report bugs feature requests I Missing connection Trello $ Document (in git) I workarounds may exist I Moving around rearranging content poorly supported (as envisioned with Hypertext by Ted Nelson) I open research topic in collaborative writing
  20. 20. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 11 Lessons learned I Creation of a handbook is possible with untrained students I Cross-media publishing (PDF, HTML, ePUB. . . ) is possible I Required tools I Project management (e.g. with Trello) I Collaborative Writing platform (e.g. Pen ip) I Document conversion (Pandoc + custom scripts) I Proofreading feedback (e.g. Annotator) I But tools are just tools, people matter most
  21. 21. Collaborative Creation of a Wikidata handbook (2014-08-28) 12 References book Vo, Jakob et al. (2014). Normdaten in Wikidata. ISBN 978-1-291-85658-3 urn:nbn:de:bsz:960-opus4-4381 paper Vo, Jakob (2014). Collaborative creation of a Wikidata handbook. sources at GitHub (book, paper slides) http://hshdb.github.io/normdaten-in-wikidata/ https://github.com/jakobib/opensym2014

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