Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
Open request for adminship:
Stanglavine An open discussion on how to model one-way train routes is now taking place, and everyone is welcome to pitch in
Events Past: Researcher meets Curator, 22 March 2019, Maastricht: meeting about biographies, where Wikidata was mentioned in many talks, eg.
Visual Biographies of Scholars and the Topics they Studied, Egon Willighagen Upcoming: Training
"Valoriser les collections patrimoniales et la recherche en histoire de l’art sur Wikipédia, WikiCommons et Wikidata" in Paris, 28 and 29 March (in French) Upcoming:
GLAM and Wikidata in National Library, Bern (Switzerland), on March 28th (in German and French) Upcoming:
Wikidata Workshop for GLAM in Lausanne (Switzerland), on March 29th (in French) Upcoming:
Monthly Wikidata meetup in Buenos Aires Upcoming: Where iNaturalist meets Wiki April 16th, in Meise (Belgium)
Press, articles, blog posts
SPARQL via WDQS (very basic introduction for archivist) (in French).
"Build your own Digital Bodleian with IIIF and SPARQL", Martin Poulter, Bodleian Digital Library blog
A call to action: Wikidata-fy your Commons photos, Martin Poukter, Wikimedia UK blog On
Wikimedia Research from March 2019: Learning How to Correct a Knowledge Base from the Edit History, by Thomas Pellissier Tanon, Camille Bourgaux and Fabian Suchanek ( slides, video) The panEuropean Research Infrastructure "Mobilising Data, Experts and Policies in Scientific Collections" initiative's kick-off meeting had a workshop on the "Authority Management of People Names". Wikidata featured strongly - and was highly praised:
Twitter thread Lexicographical data on Wikidata: Words, words, words by Jens Ohlig
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property proposals to review:
quotation or excerpt (music), Classification RCQ, CHVRS Classification External identifiers: Kicker.de player ID, XING company ID, Le Figaro tag ID, Le Parisien tag ID, L'Express tag ID, Orlando person ID, Identifier, Sumo Reference, SA Rugby Player ID, EUNIS ID for habitats, Japan Search name ID, FIS telemark skier ID, Rxivist author ID, Rxivist preprint ID, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America ID Query examples:
Update property suggester data (
phab:T216270) Add a link to the shex-simple tool to make it easier to check entities against a Schema (
phab:T217331) Make the placeholders on Special:NewSchema now match the ones on Special:NewItem (
phab:T215386) Check for edit conflicts when editing schemas (
phab:T217338, phab:T218300) Enable the parser cache for Schema pages (
phab:T218459, phab:T218769) Use the FormatAutocomments hook for Schemas to implement translatable edit summaries (
phab:T218889) Implement a proper Wikibase-Termbox-Integration according to the ADR (
phab:T214679) Fix the emoji breaking the termbox column layout (
phab:T217244) Correctly showing revisions with the new termbox (
phab:T210615) Correctly handle user-specific language settings in the new termbox (
phab:T218111) Fix an issue for score extension (
phab:T218535) Turn off RDF support for entity types that doesn't support it (
phab:T213483) Respect nofollow config on wikidata identifier links (
phab:T175230) Allow accessing Wikibase entities from multiple (Wikibase) databases ( phab:T214557)
You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here. If you want to help, you can also have a look at the tasks needing a volunteer.