WikiCite 2017 was a 3-day conference, summit and hack
day hosted in Vienna, Austria, on May 23-25, 2017. It expands efforts
started with WikiCite
2016 to design a central bibliographic repository, as well as tools and
strategies to improve information quality and verifiability in Wikimedia
projects. Its goal is to bring together Wikimedia contributors, data modelers,
information and library science experts, software engineers, designers and
academic researchers who have experience working with Wikipedia's citations and
Crossref Event Data: Transparency First
CrossRef is the DOI registry for scholarly content.
CrossRef holds a lot of metadata, makes links to clinical trials, funders, etc.
"Non-scholarly links across the web, as many places as possible."
"CrossRef does links, not stats"? Event Data collects individual Events not stats.
Wikipedia is a very significant referrer of DOIs: "Wikipedia has a very special place." Comparable to Web of Science (WoS) and the big search engines.
Events basically means the dynamics of citing a DOI in Wikipedia over time (a DOI can be added, then removed); DOIs are also used in blogs, tweets, Reddit, other social networks.
"Event is an occasion where we observed a link"
Trustworthy infrastructure - worked with NISO Code of Conduct (CoC) for metrics providers (how transparent you are to make sure your data is objective, or interpreted in an objective way)
Developed Event Data at the same time as this CoC was being developed
"No interpretation, no metrics"
Transparency - demonstrate evidence trail (where each data point came from, which must include revision/oldid or archival copy of a webpage)
Transparency means trying to never have an "evidence gap" -- what data they got, what they did to it, and what problems they had
Open source, open data: API looks like nice JSON
Flowchart of Wikipedia events (v1, v2, v3, etc: v1 refs a DOI, v2 replaces it, etc) - could make a stream.