Hi everyone, Did you know that the Met, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and MOMA have all taken advantage of Wikidata? And that Wikidata provides a platform for museum professionals to make works and individuals more discoverable through authorities and identifiers? This fall, seize new opportunities for your library, museum, or institution by taking one of Wiki Education's online Wikidata courses.
*“Contributing to Wikidata has a ripple effect. * *It's a great way for institutions to contribute our resources to a wide variety of communities and meet users where they already are.” - past course participant* *Get started now!* data.wikiedu.org Participants in Wiki Education's online courses meet virtually to learn how to use, as well as contribute to, the global data repository that is Wikidata. Each course is six weeks and includes one hour synchronous sessions with peers, as well as access to hands-on support and technical training from Wikidata experts. The course will also cover a set of specialized tools to help museums share their data about their collections and create linked data efficiently. *Join The Open Data Movement: * https://wikiedu.org/wikidata/beginners-course/ An online course for those new to linked data, or for those looking for a curriculum that covers data ethics, metadata production, the advantages of linked data, and an overview of Wikidata policies. - September 17 – October 22, 2019 - Tuesdays 10-11am PST *Elevate your Collections: * https://wikiedu.org/wikidata/intermediate-course/ An online course for anyone already familiar with linked data or Wikidata, or those looking for a project-based course that explores specific Wikidata tools and approaches. - September 18 – October 23, 2019 - Wednesdays 11am-12pm PST Course fee: $800 - *get $100 off if you register before Aug 16th* *- get $200 off if you register with a colleague* I hope you'll consider joining us! And please feel free to share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues in libraries and museums across the US & Canada. For questions, please don't hesitate to reply to this email. Cheers, Samantha Further reading: https://www.wired.com/story/inside-the-alexa-friendly-world-of-wikidata/ *_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _* *Samantha Weald* Customer Success Manager Wiki Education 628-502-4275 saman...@wikiedu.org @WikiEducation <https://tracking.cirrusinsight.com/0bd80cf5-98db-424f-b3d2-ba68edf37dec/twitter-com-wikieducation> learn.wikiedu.org _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to mcn-l, the listserv of the Museum Computer Network (http://www.mcn.edu) To post to this list, send messages to: email@example.com To unsubscribe or change mcn-l delivery options visit: http://mcn.edu/mailman/listinfo/mcn-l The MCN-L archives can be found at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/