Use Case

You can find multiple use cases at wikibase registry. Please add you installation too.

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Galaries

Rhizome

Rhizome, an arts organization in New York City, was one of the early adopters of Wikibase, having been using it since 2015 for its archive of born-digital art and digital preservation activities. Read about Rhizome’s journey to set up a Wikibase instance.

Libaries

French National Entities File

The French National Entities File (FNE)assessing Wikibase as the core. The joint initiative from Abes and BnF to build a new service to libaries and beyond (GLAMs) and a shared platform for collaboratively creating and maintaining reference data about entities (person, corporate bodies, places, concepts, creative works).Read about their assensment and their proof of concept.

German National Libary

German National Libary and Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. have agreed to jointly test the potential of Wikibase. The two institutions have now agreed to jointly test the potential of Wikibase, the software used to run the free database Wikidata, for use in the largest authority file for cultural data in German-speaking countries, the Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND). The significance of the evaluation project for the world of open data, the GLAM area and libraries, in particular, is described here., the software used to run the free database Wikidata, for use in the largest authority file for cultural data in German-speaking countries, the Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND). The significance of the evaluation project for the world of open data, the GLAM area and libraries, in particular, is described here.

Archive

Lingua Libre

Lingua Libre is a library of audio records that everyone can complete by giving a few words, some proverbs, a few sentences, and so on. Lingua Libre has been designed so that everyone can pass on to future generations the fragile treasure of orality. The words, phrases, expressions thus collected thanks to you will improve some Wikimedia projects (like Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and the Wiktionary) and help specialists in their work.

Museums

Botanical Garden & Bontanical Museum Berlin

Botanical Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin is using Wikibase as plattform to develop a semantic biodiversity standard. Read about their Use Case here.

Science

Factgrid

FactGrid is a Wikibase installation run by the Gotha Research Centre and hosted at the University of Erfurt. Using Wikimedia’s groundbreaking software — the software that is centrally used by Wikidata — we are trying to provide database services for historical research on a larger collaborative platform. FactGrid used QuickStatements for their Data Import. Read about their experience.

Open Data

Personaldata

personaldata.io is a the integrative toolbox for addressing surveillance capitalism. They set up a wikibase instance. How they work on it you can find here.

OpenStreetMap

Open Street Mapset up a wikibase instance for their data. Data items is a way to document all OSM metadata like keys and tags in every language on this wiki in a structured way, useful to both humans and tools. You can find informations here.

Workshops & Events for Wikibase

Wikibase has value outside Wikidata. Various workshops have been organised (see list below). There are different type of workshop, this section describes some

Bring your own data workshop (BYOD)

Wikibase BYOD workshops are inspider by the FAIR data BYODs. A BYOD is a 2-3 day workshop where people with knowledge by the teh is typically workshop follows the following steps.

  1. Problem definition
  2. Wikibase deployment
  3. Which data
  4. Which question
  5. Data import
  6. Problem solving
  7. Tool developing

Problem definition

There have been several Wikibase Workshops with Presentations and Documentation around wikibase. You can find these here:

Development work for Wikibase