Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
- Press, articles, blog posts, videos
- The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions [IFLA] have published a series of six videos "discussions with professionals in order to discuss projects, issues, progress of Wikidata, Wikibase and bibliographic data in the field of libraries." Currently available as a playlist on YouTube under CC-By (Wikimedia Commons upload soon), with subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French (Arabic and Chinese coming soon). The production was made by the IFLA Wikidata Working Group and funded by a WikiCite grant.
- Sidestepping the limitations of collection catalogues with machine learning and Wikidata
- Navigating the maze of Wikidata query logs by Angela Bonifati, Wim Martens, Thomas Timm
- Video: Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing #21 - WikiDojo on the Global Climate Strike: Facebook, YouTube
- Video: Wikidata tutorial for lecturers (in Czech) - YouTube
- Video: Creating and enriching linked data with Wikidata - YouTube
- Video: Mix'n'Match Tutorial - YouTube
- Video: Introduction to Wikidata for librarians (in Portuguese) - YouTube
- Other Noteworthy Stuff
- The Wikidata development team is seeking to evaluate and improve the process of collecting and reacting to bug reports and feature requests. You can give feedback about your experience using this anonymous form until September 30th or add feedback publically to Wikidata talk:Contact the development team/Process review 2020.
- Nominate your favorite tools for the Coolest Tool Award 2020 before October 14th.
- Wikidata Walkabout is a new site that lets you browse and drill down through different "classes" of data on Wikidata: wikidatawalkabout.org
- Como is a new Android app, that uses Wikidata lexemes and senses to create a word-guessing game. It let's players create new senses and tests them on other players to finally save them in Wikidata. The app is developed as part of a BA thesis, to determine if this concept is useful to create more lexicographical data, and testers would be very welcome.
- Did you know?
- Newest properties:
- General datatypes: construction point, turning radius, hill size, bibliography, opening time, closing time, engine displacement, expansion of, Netflix maturity rating, TDD number
- External identifiers: American Battlefield Trust battlefield ID, American Battlefield Trust ID (person), Occupational Outlook Handbook ID, Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia ID, Canadian Women Artists History Initiative ID, Book Marks ID, Re-Member ID, SPoT skater ID, NDL law ID, McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia ID, L'Officiel des spectacles ID, British and Irish Furniture Makers Online ID, Cincinnati Art Museum ID, Dallas Museum of Art ID, FBref.com squad ID, Dostoyevsky and His Entourage ID, Lambiek comic magazines ID, Energy Identification Code, Library of Congress Children's Subject Headings ID, Ministry of the Interior of Italy ID, National Park Service place ID, MnDOT Historic Bridges ID, Open Civic Data Division ID, Museen Dresden article ID, SSYK 2012 The Swedish Standard Classification of Occupations, LoC HABS/HAER/HALS place ID, Symptom Ontology ID, photoLondon ID, Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ID
- New property proposals to review:
- General datatypes: Regional Council of Tuscany ID, level of professionalness, defined in terms of, form of property constraint, Attraction to, group identity, analog television standard, ritual object, number of rooms
- External identifiers: USA Water Polo Hall of Fame ID, Encyclopaedia Beliana ID, Indonesian prison database ID, LinkedIn group ID, Naver movie ID, CINE21 film ID, Movist film ID, KOBIS-ID, Max Movie film ID, The Boardr profile ID, Slovník českých nakladatelství 1848-1949 person ID, Google Play developer slug, Passion Patrimoine ID, FVLB work ID, BBC Sound Effects Asset ID, ITHL author ID, Quebec Dams Directory ID, Doktori.hu ID
- Query examples:
- A long-standing bug has been fixed (T217144) where Items and Lexemes created via OAuth would not be added to the user’s watchlist even if the user had the
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Az általam szerkesztett lapok és fájlok felvétele a figyelőlistámra setting was probably likewise ineffective, but this was not tested specifically.) Affected tools include QuickStatements, Mix'n'Match, and Wikidata Lexeme Forms; users of these and other tools may see more pages being added to their watchlists now. (This only applies to new edits and page creations; previously created or edited pages will not be automatically added to the watchlist retroactively.)
- Working on the basic building blocks of the Query Builder towards making it possible to create the first very simple query with it
- Talking to people about comparing Wikidata's data against other databases and flagging mismatches
- Fixing an issue with Item creations via the API by blocked users leading to skipped entity IDs (phab:T232620)
- Fixed an input issue with invisible characters (phab:T261071)
- Finishing the draft of the REST API spec to get it ready for feedback
- WikibaseManifest: created a separate key for local entities and decided what we do about non-local entity sources based on tool-builder feedback (phab:T263527) and specifying the API in OpenApi format (phab:T262919)
You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here. If you want to help, you can also have a look at the tasks needing a volunteer.