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Wikidata and Wikipedia Orientation

Friday, December 8, 2017
4 – 6 p.m.
Quinn Library, Computer Classroom
140 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023
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Join us for an informal introduction to using and contributing to Wikidata, the “central storage for the structured data” of Wikipedia and related projects. No prior experience necessary!

Wikimedia NYC members will give a brief introduction to Wikidata, current Wikidata projects and initiatives, and how you can contribute to Wikidata. Fordham Library staff will give a quick demonstration of tools for querying Wikidata.

We will also look at ways to identify gaps in Wikipedia and improve coverage, specifically in the areas of Computer Science, and will do a brief, live edit of an existing Wikipedia article on a computer scientist to help novice editors get started. A fun and easy way to celebrate Computer Science Education Week!