Christa is an Associate Professor of Library Science and Resource Description Librarian at Wheaton College in Illinois. She has enjoyed experimenting with Wikidata since 2013.
As part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Wikidata Pilot, Wheaton College created and enhanced items related to Christian hymns, using one hymnal as the basis for a test data set for the substantial collection of hymnals in our library's special collections. Work has included modeling data for hymn texts, tunes, composers, and hymn writers; using Open Refine to reconcile data from Hymnary.org with Wikidata; and creating/enhancing Wikidata items that link to Hymnary and Library of Congress identifiers. Some data modeling difficulties have yet to be worked out.