SPNHC & TDWG Conference 2018 — blog post on a talk (slides, speaker notes) about using Wikimedia projects and materials from the Biodiversity Heritage Library and other sources to collect information regarding New Zealand's biodiversity
Ciao, il 17 luglio 2020 sono 15 anni e 1 mese di Wikimedia Italia e per festeggiare ci troviamo alle 18 a BASE Milano. Ci sarà anche un collegamento in diretta via web, a partire dalle ore 18.15.
Da tutta Italia, alcuni protagonisti del mondo Wikimedia brinderanno insieme e interverranno portando un proprio contributo.
Non sarà solo il collegamento, ma sarà l'occasione per un brindisi insieme in Base. Posti ovviamente limitati (max 40 persone) per ragioni di sicurezza sanitaria. È necessario prenotarsi, scrivendo a email@example.com.
da tempo noi amministratori di Wikipedia Ligure cerchiamo contributori alla Wiki Ligure che sappiano bene il zeneize, anche solo oralmente. Se sei in contatto con potenziali contributori, potresti mettermi in contatto o anche inviare loro il messaggio qui di seguito? Graçie mille e alêgri!
Wiki Lìgure a l'é vîva e a vâ avanti co-i contribûti de tûtti! Semmo arivæ a 4000 vôxe e semmo de longo aprêuvo a fâ di cangiaménti pe megioâ e rende ciù bella a nòstra Wiki. A Pagina Prinçipâ a l’é òua ciù vixibile pe quelli che adeuvian o telefonìn e a contegne i templates (modelli) da adeuviâ pe scrive comme ognidûn o veu segondo e grafîe regionali e stòriche ascì. Emmo anche prinçipiòu a dâ recàtto a tante pagine e a archiviâ e discuscioìn do Pòrtego da Comunitæ vêge de anni inte 'na seçión ciamâ "Archìvio". Cómme poéi védde, gh'é anche a seçión "O Wikipediàn" pe-e comunicaçioìn importanti, mentre in sce Wiki Vivagna (Wikisource) o l’é poscibile amiâ e novitæ ciù recenti da letiatûa in zeneize e anche migiæ de documenti scriti inti secoli pasæ scinn’a-a giornâ d’ancheu. Chi veu dâ di sugerimenti peu scrîve òua in sciô "Pòrtego da Comunitæ". Scignorîa a tûtti!
Upcoming: next Wikidata office hour, July 21st at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST) in the Wikidata Telegram group. Query Service special with guests from WMF Search Team.
Upcoming: Wikidata Lab XXIV: Posicionamento digital relativo with Ederporto - July 23 17:00 UTC (14:00 BRT). In this technical training, we'll study the possibilities and functionalities of relative digital positioning in images and do practical activities on this topic using historical photographs of the city of São Paulo. The event will be held in Portuguese. Join us!
Upcoming video: July 21 - Wikipedia Weekly Network - Entity Schemas and Shape Expressions (ShEx) FacebookYouTube
Upcoming video: July 25 - Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing #13 FacebookYouTube
Upcoming: Kidok-Workshop, online workshop about church building data. In German, non-native users welcome. Currently looking for a date in the upcoming week and people to help!
Upcoming: Next Linked Data for Libraries LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group call: Liam Wyatt on WikiCite and its future plans, ways to get involved, and discussions that are happening in the community, 28 July. Agenda
Library’s linked-data project gets new grant. "Known as Linked Data for Production, the project is part of a long-term collaboration among Cornell University Library, Stanford Libraries and the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. Through linked data, information about books and other items in library records will be enhanced by related information from external online sources". By Jose Beduya
Wikidata Training Workshop 1, by Canadian Arts Presenting Association
Part 1 - Introduction to Wikidata - YouTube (En, Fr)
Part 3 - Components of a Wikidata item - YouTube (En, Fr)
Video: Wikidata Lab XXIV on relative digital positioning (in Portuguese). YouTube
Video: Women Writers in Review: Integrating special collections into Wikidata. YouTube
Video: Wikipedia Weekly Network - Entity Schemas and Shape Expressions (ShEx) FacebookYouTube
Video: Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing #13 FacebookYouTube
Tool of the week
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Changed the size of image previews to 1024 in the gallery view of the query service to avoid some images not loading sometimes (phabricator:T258241)
Added an actual space between the entity title and the name of the fallback language (if any), so that the fallback language isn't selected anymore when double-clicking the entity title for copying (phabricator:T256857)
Fixed the directionality of text pieces in placeholders that mix LTR and RTL (phabricator:T253812)
Continued work on first pieces of design system to make coding new features easier in the future
Continued untangling the code of Wikibase Client and Wikibase Repo to make it easier to develop on them
Finished first piece of research on how to make it easier to access Wikidata's data for programmers - more work to be done
Preparing to start coding on the Query Builder to make it easier to create queries without having to know SPARQL
Finished running the scraper that gets potential new references for unreferenced statements and preparing it for publishing
The last week was our quarterly prototyping week. We worked on the following projects. None of them are ready for prime-time yet but we'll continue with them.
Slices: We've had a lot of requests for accessing dumps of a smaller part of Wikidata's data since rarely anyone needs the complete data in Wikidata. The tricky part is figuring out which part is needed and if any of that can be generalized. We looked into for example how to make dump generation faster so we could potentially produce more smaller dumps that only cover a part of Wikidata's data, either thematically (e.g. humans) or by type of data (e.g. only statements and English labels and aliases but not sitelinks or descriptions).
REST API: As part of our effort to make it easier to access Wikidata's data for programmers we looked into a REST API. We tried to see if we could cover the existing action API modules in a REST API. We could. We'll take this as input for our ongoing API work now.
Improving quality ratings through ORES: ORES can judge the quality of an Item automatically. It is currently not very good at it however. We tried a few things to make it more accurate and found some easy wins we'll probably make happen in the next weeks.
Query manipulator: One of the ways we could potentially improve the load situation of the Wikidata Query Service is by automatically analyzing and then redirecting a bunch of queries to other systems that are more suitable for that particular type of query. The nice thing about that would be that the person/program sending the query wouldn't have to care about it but it'd be done automagically for them. We tried to build such a system and the results look very promising but more work/experimenting is needed, especially together with the WMF Search team.
Upcoming: Next Linked Data for Libraries LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group call: Daniel Mietchen and Lane Rasberry about Scholia, a project to present bibliographic information and scholarly profiles of authors and institutions, 11 August. [Agenda]