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African Studies in Wikimedia projects. Presentation at WikiIndaba 2019



English: Closing the knowledge gap on Africa is a common goal for both the global Wikimedia community and the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL). The ASCL is a knowledge institute that undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa. It aims to promote the dissemination of knowledge and better understanding of African societies in the wider public sphere. Since 2013 the ASCL library has been involved in diverse Wikimedia projects. It hosted a Wikipedian in Special Residence and added several collections of Africa photographs to Wikimedia Commons. In 2018 the institute has started to engage with Wikidata by uploading its African Studies Thesaurus to Wikidata and by adding Africa-related publications in the context of WikiCite.

In this presentation the ASCL’s Wikidata activities are introduced. The presentation focuses on four subjects:

  • A short introduction to Wikidata
  • Reasons for getting a thesaurus / vocabularies into Wikidata
  • How to get a thesaurus / vocabularies into Wikidata
  • How to contribute to WikiCite
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