WikiCite 2020: The state of WikiCite - an initiative to collect bibliographic and citation information, particularly references cited
From Ewan McAndrew on October 29th, 2020
02:09 - Presentation by Daniel Mietchen
WikiCite is an initiative to collect bibliographic and citation information, particularly of references cited from Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikisource or Wikidata. It provides an umbrella for a broad range of activities at the intersection between Wikimedia, libraries and other organizations engaged in scholarly communication or cultural heritage. Over the past few years, many of these activities have involved in-person events - including participation in the Workshop on Open Citations in 2018 - but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed that, and the WikiCite community is adapting. In this talk, I will provide an overview of WikiCite activities during the last 12-18 months as well as of what is ongoing and planned.
Daniel Mietchen is a researcher at the School of Data Science of the University of Virginia. He is interested in integrating open and collaborative research and education workflows with the web, particularly through Wikimedia platforms, to which he actively contributes. Trained as a biophysicist, his research topics range from the subcellular to the organismic level, from biochemical and embryological to geological time scales, from specimens to biodiversity informatics, from data points to data science and to the role of research and education in sustainable development.