Expert outreach/Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales/WikiData Editathon

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Welcome to the event page for the Welsh Biography Wiki Data Edit-a-thon, which is being arranged by the Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales
The event will be held at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on Tuesday the 24th of November 2015.

Wiki Data Edit-a-thon - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Education Room, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • When?: 24th November, 10am – 1pm
  • Point of contact: Wikipedian in Residence at National Library of Wales, Jason Evans –
  • Twitter: @wiki_nlw
  • Cost: Free
  • How do I sign up?: email or sign up below
  • What to bring: Laptop (or make request to borrow one)
Wikidata event flyer.jpg

Objectives[edit | edit source]

The aim of this event was to add to the WikiData already created for every individual in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography. This helped make the collection more connected and more searchable using Wikidata and Wikipedia. This event contributed to the hugely important task of connecting important Welsh people to the growing hive of knowledge that is WikiData.

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

Many new Wiki Data fields were added to hundreds of entries and Welsh Labels were added to many entries. Library ICT accessed the Welsh Biography Metadata and worked on setting up a mass transfer of birth and death data to the Wikidata in the near future.

Participants[edit | edit source]

What is WikiData?[edit | edit source]

An introduction

Wikidata in use[edit | edit source]

How Do I Prepare?[edit | edit source]