Filter by
City of Sydney

An introduction to wikidata: how worlds of wikimedia link

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Saturday 22 October from 11am to 2pm

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines. Launched in 2012, Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary and Wikisource.

People are meeting up across the world to help link data across different Wikimedia platforms. The City of Sydney Library has joined this movement in partnership with Wikimedia Australia to increase and improve content relevant to our diverse communities.

No experience needed. Just sign up for a Wikipedia account in advance and bring along your laptop and connect to the library’s free wifi.

Bios of facilitators:

  • Toby Hudson is an Associate Professor, and School of Chemistry Associate Head of School (Education) at the University of Sydney. His research interests span materials chemistry simulation, search and optimisation, and educational technology. He has been involved in Wikimedia projects since 2004, especially Commons, Wikidata, and the English Wikipedia.

  • Annie Reynolds has been editing Wikipedia since 2014. Although her focus is on developing entries on notable women in Wikidata, she also enjoys adding info and references about literary prizes, fellowships and Australian honours.

Contact event organiser

City of Sydney

Accessibility

Advertisement

More events part of City of Sydney Library

Auslan and English storytime @ Glebe Library

Auslan and English storytime @ Glebe Library

Fun sessions of storytelling for pre-school aged deaf and hearing children
10 Dec 2022
Printmaking holiday gift wrapping paper 12+

Printmaking holiday gift wrapping paper 12+

Create unique gift wrap paper for the upcoming holiday season using monoprint and block printmaking
10 Dec 2022
Storytime at Green Square Library, 3 to 5 years.

Storytime at Green Square Library, 3 to 5 years.

A fun storytelling program for pre-school children, combining stories, music and singing
15 Dec 2022