Submissions/The world's biggest collection of monument data and how we got it onto Wikidata

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 5036 - TWD
Title of the submission

The world's biggest collection of monument data and how we got it onto Wikidata

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Lecture

Author of the submission

André Costa and Alicia Fagerving

type of submission

Lecture

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

alicia.fagerving@wikimedia.se & andre.costa@wikimedia.se

Username

User:Alicia_Fagerving_(WMSE) & User:André_Costa_(WMSE)

Country of origin

Sweden

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Sverige

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

The Monuments database, created as part of Wiki Loves Monuments is most likely the world’s largest database of built cultural heritage. It consists of over 90 datasets from over 60 countries.

Until 2017 this incredible dataset was maintained by a small group of volunteers. As part of the Connected Open Heritage project Wikimedia Sverige worked with the volunteer team with moving as much data as possible onto Wikidata. Increasing resilience and making it easier for others to reuse the data, as well as making it possible to use Wikidata tools to visualize the dataset.

During the talk we will share the process we developed for uploading massive amounts of data under time pressure, what worked and what we struggled with. We will cover both the technical, social and legal considerations we dealt with.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Volunteers or staff who have considered working on batch uploads of data and would like to avoid pitfalls will gain insights and skills.

Theme of presentation
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

25 minutes

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests


Info

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:28, 11 April 2017 (UTC)