Wikibase as RDM infrastructure within NFDI4Culture
10-31, 11:30–11:55 (UTC), Room 1

NFDI4Culture is the consortium within the Nationale Forschungsdaten­infrastruktur (NFDI) that addresses research data on tangible and intangible cultural assets. We aim to establish a needs-based infrastructure for research data that serves our community of interest, ranging from architecture, art history and musicology to theatre, dance, film and media studies.

Wikibase plays an important role within the consortium as RDM (Research Data Management) software infrastructure. In this session, we will hear from representatives of Task Area 1 and 5 within the consortium. TA1 focuses on Data capture and enrichment of digital cultural assets, and within this task area we are developing a test use-case of Wikibase to structure data around 3D models and reconstructions of cultural assets. The TA1 team from the Open Science Lab at TIB Hannover will present the ongoing work to connect a Wikibase instance with the 3D-viewing and annotation software Kompakkt. This presentation will showcase the potential to extend the capabilities of Wikibase for cultural heritage preservation with additional open source software tools.

In the second part of the presentation, the team from FIZ Karlsruhe will present ongoing work within TA5, which focuses on building a Knowledge graph of research data within the 4Culture consortium. The TA5 team hosted two Wikibase workshops this year, and they will share some results of the workshops - particularly focusing on key requirements for further development. This presentation will also give an outlook on the planned use of knowledge graphs and Wikibase instances in further NFDI consortia.

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What will the participants take away from this session?

The participants will learn about the use of Wikibase in research data management; how Wikibase can be part of a larger workflow together with other software; and form this perspective: what is required of future Wikibase development to serve as a fully fledged (semantic) knowledge graph.





As a member of the "Technische Informationsbibliothek" and its Open Science Lab, Lucia's interests lie in research data and open access. Her background is in library and information science.

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Harald Sack is Professor for Information Services Engineering at FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB). His current areas of research include semantic technologies, knowledge discovery as well as applications of hybrid symbolic and subsymbolic AI. He has served as General Chair, PC Chair, and (Senior) PC member of numerous international conferences and workshops. Harald Sack has published more than 150 scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences including several standard textbooks.

He is a founding member of the German IPv6 council and has served as its general secretary since 2009. He has initiated the academic video search engine and is CEO at yovisto. Since 2014 he complements his university teaching with MOOCs on Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs at OpenHPI. Furthermore, Harald Sack serves as speaker of the German DBpedia chapter.