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Wednesday, June 16 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Mind the (Wikidata) Gap: Why You Should Care About Theological Data Gaps in Wikipedia's Obscure Relative, and How You Can Do Something About It (On Demand)

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Wikidata, a community-curated knowledge base related to Wikipedia, affects our access to information, wielding more power than many realize. Seeing an opportunity for improving access to knowledge and promoting their collections, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions have been experimenting with Wikidata in various ways. One burgeoning area of activity is in Wikidata’s scholarly citation data, but that participation has largely concentrated in the sciences, leaving a gap in its theological and religious studies coverage. Learn about how this gap matters to you and your institutions and how you can contribute to efforts to fill it, even in small ways. Delving into Wikidata can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. As long as you have basic computer skills, you can find a way to participate. In addition to open Q&A, this presentation will include conversations with the audience about overcoming barriers to Wikidata participation and to gauge interest in a Wikidata learning group and/or collaboration on projects of interest to Atla members.

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Christa Strickler

Associate Professor of Library Science, Wheaton College (IL)


Wednesday June 16, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm CDT
Zoom