do: Wikidata in a university – the Oracle of Data

Which is the oldest surviving organisation founded by an Oxford graduate? Which Oxford alumni have won professional awards but not an honorary degree? Which buildings in Oxford are named after women? Wikidata is a system for answering questions by joining up knowledge from many existing sources. It provides a quick way to generate interactive maps, timelines and other online applications. It potentially addresses education, discoverability, reach and public engagement. This do: talk by Martin Poulter goes through some ways Wikidata is being used in the University and gives some non-technical short-cuts for adapting it to your own work. We will also look at limitations of Wikidata and ways to improve it.

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Speaker: Martin Poulter

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Date 31st January 12:30 – 13:30 book here

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