Wikidata

  1. Wikidata, a rapidly growing global hub, turns five

    The collaborative free knowledge base is quickly expanding its community and size. Where might it go from here?... Read more

  2. Wizards, Muggles and Wikidata: The Room of Requirement for structured knowledge

    As Wikidata compiles structured knowledge about the world, it needs contributors from all backgrounds, wizards and muggles alike.... Read more

  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero

    The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, will enable anyone, anywhere to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art.... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web

    The funding will support Wikimedia community efforts to enable structured data on Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository with more than 35 million media files.... Read more

  5. How the world’s first Wikidata Visiting Scholar created linked open data for five thousand works of art

    Simon Cobb, the world’s first Wikidata Visiting Scholar, was given access to metadata at the National Library of Wales and has created perhaps the most detailed linked data set ever seen for a complete art collection.... Read more

  6. Histropedia: “The power of data visualisation combined with free knowledge”

    Can you imagine getting a register from Wikipedia of all the notable people born on any given day, not in a list form, but in a chronologically-ordered timeline, with their achievements, photos and birthdays?... Read more

  7. Supporting the future of Wikidata

    The Wikimedia Foundation will now directly fund basic expenses for Wikidata software development.... Read more

  8. Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

    As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.... Read more

  9. Europeana Art History Challenge finishes

    The largest-ever GLAM-Wiki competition (and the first to highlight Wikidata) has concluded.... Read more

  10. Find, Prioritize, and Recommend: An article recommendation system to fill knowledge gaps across Wikipedia

    Millions of articles are missing across Wikipedia’s language editions. Recommendation systems can help close these gaps.... Read more