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Wikidata Workshop: Wikidata items for dance and theatre productions
May 4, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Topic: Wikidata items for dance and theatre productions
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m. (EDT) / 19:30-21:00 (UTC)
Facilitators: Simon Villeneuve and Miguel Tremblay
This workshop focuses on the creation of Wikidata items for dance and theatre productions. Describing a performing arts production in Wikidata involves listing all contributor roles, as well as stating relationships to the production company and to the work that is realized in the production.
This fourth workshop is intended for artists and cultural workers, beginners and experienced wikimedians alike. It has two sections: a theory introduction followed by guided practice, which allows participants to assemble different statements into a comprehensive production item.
What is Wikidata?
It’s a free and open knowledge base linked to Wikipedia. Like Wikipedia, Wikidata is also source of information crawled and trusted by search engines. For this reason, Wikidata can be a powerful discoverability tool.
About this workshop series
The 2021-2022 Wikidata Workshop Series is co-presented by CAPACOA, the Conseil québécois du théâtre, the Regroupement Québécois de la danse, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and other partner associations, with the support of LaCogency. It is part of the Linked Digital Future Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.