Submissions/There are millions of them... - a concept to bring as much as possible ancient pottery to 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. 8003 Subject - S2
Title of the submission
There are millions of them... - a concept to bring as much as possible ancient pottery to Wikidata
Type of submission)
lightning talk
Author of the submission
User:Marcus Cyron
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
marcus.cyron@wikipedia.de
Username
User:Marcus Cyron
Country of origin
Germany
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Deutschland
Personal homepage or blog
Wikipedia
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
There are millions of ancient vases preserved until today. Alone for the archaic and classic period of ancient Athens there are between one and two millions of painted black- and red-figure style vases. Each of them are a hand made piece of art, different from every other piece. For the scientists, these vases one of the mayor research subjects. But until today there is no usable electronic database. I would like to present a concept, Wikidata could become the place to place the data. Wikidata would be then not only have millions more usable data, it would be also a center for real research.
What will attendees take away from this session?
To think big. To see our projects as more than fun or provinding some usefull informations and answers for a pub quiz. And I hope, I will get a lot of input, ideas and so on.
Theme of presentation
  • Sister Projects
  • GLAM
  • Education


For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
I know, there are 5 minutes - but if it would be possible, I would take 10 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
is this of importance?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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  1. WereSpielChequers (talk) 21:45, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Gnom (talk) 13:23, 26 March 2017 (UTC) Let's make Wikipedia green!
  3. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 16:12, 28 March 2017 (UTC) Great topic! Have you looked into using a separate Wikibase instance? Incidentally, one archaeological community has already given that a try: the EAGLE project has catalogued epigraphic records this way, so I would expect them to have an informed opinion on the pros and cons of going for a separate Wikibase instance rather than Wikidata.
    Hi @Daniel Mietchen:, I have a concept, that I would like to present. A general concept. There are causes for integreating into Wikidata - and causes against integrating and for using Wikibase as an own database. This would be a part of my presentation and I hope for input then, what would be a better descission. Marcus Cyron (talk) 13:32, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  4. Ziko (talk) 21:50, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  5. MB-one (talk) 13:21, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
  6. You should also consider whether WD wants millions of vases. I definitely don't want hundreds of millions of vase shards; but millions of important vases are probably ok. @Daniel Mietchen: using a separate Wikibase instance is a relevant idea, but that's a major piece of engineering. There's a recent discussion at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Wikidata.GLAM/permalink/945631678872930/. EAGLE seems to not be doing well, and I hope Laura Hale will share her experience with deploying Wikibase+BlazeGraph for Paralympics --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 06:12, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
  7. Wuselig (talk) 11:03, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  8. Pharos (talk) 18:19, 12 April 2017 (UTC)