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Jul 06 2022 - 01:27 PM
CCBC Diversity Statistics Wikidata Working Hour Series

Assorted Children's Books

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LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group: New Summer/Fall Wikidata Working Hour Series beginning July 8!

Over the summer and into the early fall the LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group will be offering a series of Wikidata Working Hours to give folks an opportunity to try out various Wikidata-related skills and tools by adding data about diverse children’s books from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Wikidata. Wikidata Working Hours provide hands-on Wikidata experience in a supportive space.

We hope you will join us if you are interested in learning more about Wikidata, committed to increasing the visibility of children's books by and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), love children’s books, or have been looking for a fun Wikidata project to contribute to. 

The first Wikidata Working Hour in the series will cover data clean-up, so we can get our spreadsheet of children’s book metadata ready for use during subsequent Working Hours.

Date and time: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET / 17:00 UTC / 7:00pm CEST (Time zone converter)

Zoom link to join:

Password: 877856

To get the most out of this Working Hour, please install the most recent version of OpenRefine in advance. Detailed installation instructions here: If you run into any issues, you can email Kyla Jemison (kyla.jemison[at] with questions.

Subsequent Working Hours will cover reconciliation with Wikidata in OpenRefine, creating and editing items manually in Wikidata for authors, publishers, and bibliographic works and editions, uploading batch metadata to Wikidata using OpenRefine and Quickstatments, and using SPARQL to query and visualize the data we’ve added to Wikidata. You don’t have to attend every session to benefit from the series, but attending whenever possible will offer the best experience in terms of applying skills and tools to a single data set. We’ll also record the demo portions of each Working Hour, so you can always catch up on anything you miss.

To be sure to receive announcements about future Wikidata Working hours, subscribe to the ld4-wikidata Google Group.

Other ways to follow what’s going on with the Affinity Group:

Ld4-wikidata Google group:

#wikidata channel on LD4 Slack:

Notes in public LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group folder:


Zoom Links

Friday, July 8, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on data clean-up

Zoom link to join:

Password: 877856

Monday, July 18, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on reconciliation

Password: 908110

Friday, August 5, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on creating and editing author items

Password: 132298

Monday, August 15, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on creating and editing publisher items

Password: 967970

Friday, September 2, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on creating and editing work and edition items for books

Password: 154018

Monday, September 12, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on batch-creating items using OpenRefine

Password: 708707

Friday, September 30, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on batch-creating items using QuickStatements

Password: 983196

Friday, October 14, 2022 Wikidata Working Hour on SPARQL and visualizing data

Password: 532871

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