The Met Museum's Work with Wikidata and Structured Data on Commons
2021-10-30, 20:00–20:25 (UTC), Room 2

[pre-recorded] This session covers how The Met Museum has contributed object metadata and depiction information to Wikimedia projects and in return, how Wikidata content is brought back into The Met's database and made available via its open access API. We will discuss our recent work with Structured Data on Commons, including the tools, processes, modeling challenges, and the complexities of using references for SDC. We welcome dialogue and discussion on how to improve these practices.


What will the participants take away from this session?

Participants will comprehend and share some of the latest tools and techniques for data roundtripping and working with Structured Data on Commons. The aim is to foster a discussion about what best practices should be adopted for more advanced SDC work, and how to craft better tools to implement them.

Language

English

Recording

Yes

Other links

Previous slides on data roundtripping for Wikidata Lab XXIX, though this session will focus on contemporary issues with SDC - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yvXh2R44YFQOHp6vBvtE1owycwA6qdL0KHSa92jQt24/edit#slide=id.gd9c453428_0_16

Pre-recorded video:
https://vimeo.com/640642743

Link to notes

https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WikidataCon2021-TheMetMuseumsWorkwithWikidataa

Richard Knipel has served as Wikimedian in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, developing Wikidata and other projects there, as well as various wider GLAM projects through Wikimedia NYC.

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Andrew Lih is Wikimedian at Large for the Smithsonian Institution in the United States and the Wikimedia Strategist for The Met Museum in New York City.

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