Demian Katz

Demian Katz is the Director of Library Technology at Villanova University, where he leads a team of four software developers and contributes to various open source projects, including the VuFind discovery layer. Outside of software development, his research interests include dime novels, series books and print-based interactive fiction, and he contributes with some regularity to Dime Novel Round-Up. He also manages the online bibliographies at and


Pre-ISBN/ISSN bibliographic data
Simon Cobb, Marie Léger-St-Jean, Demian Katz

In this workshop, we will discuss edge cases in historical bibliographic data and document ways of making them fit the Wikidata data models for books and periodicals. We're bringing together people from a variety of backgrounds, some that will be more familiar with the data we're talking about, some that will be more familiar with the technical side, some who might just be observing. We're hoping to spark a conversation that will keep going.

Room 3