ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference, 11-15 February 2019 Sydney: Infinite Possibilities
This conference paper provides an introduction to Wikidata and Zotero.
Wikidata is managed by the Wikimedia Foundation, the same group responsible for Wikipedia. According to the Wikidata website, “Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others.” One of the projects within Wikidata is WikiCite, and its aim is to construct bibliographic references using data from Wikidata. These references could then be added to Wikipedia articles to improve their quality. There are several tools which can be used to add items to Wikidata, one of which is Zotero. Zotero makes it easy to upload a batch of bibliographic items to Wikidata.