Hi everyone, a little Valentine's Day treat for you! We've opened up our financial aid applications for our upcoming Wikidata courses. More below!
What happens when a museum like the Art Institute of Chicago contributes to one of the world’s largest linked data repositories? In our Wikidata courses, we teach participants how "linked data allows for powerful queries to reveal insights about artist gender breakdown, materials used, exhibition information, and provenance of works. By having this data on hand, museums can provide a fuller picture of their works and strive for better representation within their collection." Read more: https://wikiedu.org/blog/2020/02/13/wikidata-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago/ Whether you work for a library, museum, or archive our online Wikidata courses provide you with a direct chance to develop equitable and inclusive data for your institution and the larger Wikidata ecosystem. Plus, we have additional financial aid available for our beginner and intermediate Wikidata courses. So if your friends, colleagues, graduate students (or yourself!) would like to participate but don't have access to professional development funds, I encourage you to apply before next Fridays deadline! (Financial aid details are available in the registration forms linked from each landing page below.) Join the Open Data Movement | Online | March 5 – April 9, 2020 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. Class meets Thursdays 10 – 11am PT / 1 – 2pm ET via Zoom. Read more: https://wikiedu.org/wikidata/beginners-course/ Elevate your Collections | Online | March 3 – April 7, 2020 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. Class meets Tuesdays at 11am – 12pm PT / 2pm – 3pm ET via Zoom. Read more: https://wikiedu.org/wikidata/intermediate-course/ Hope to see your registrations soon, Samantha _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Samantha Weald Customer Success Manager Wiki Education 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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://email@example.com/