Submissions/Wikispecies and Wikidata - a match made in heaven, or hell?

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 8020 - S2
Title of the submission
Wikispecies and Wikidata - a match made in heaven, or hell?
Type of submission
roundtable discussion
Author of the submission
Andy Mabbett
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
On the face of it, Wikispecies can easily be populated with data from Wikidata. But there is much resistance to this within the Wikispecies community. Do they have a point? Are Wikidata's interface and/ or community norms off-putting to the taxonomists who make up a significant proportion of Wikispecies editors? How can their needs be accommodated? Do we need to store data more than once?
What will attendees take away from this session?
An understanding of the issues current affecting the relationship between Wikidata and Wikispecies, and ideas for how to address them
Theme of presentation
Sister Projects
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes (longer if possible)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Depends on scholarship grant
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

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

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  1. Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 10:04, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
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