This workshop will offer an introduction to Wikidata and other Wikimedia collaborative platforms. Wikidata is a free, open, structured data platform that anyone can edit. Adding information to Wikidata can boost the visibility of Canadian artists on the web and contribute to the interconnection of information across platforms. The workshop will include brief step-by-step instructions for editing information related to music artists and venues in Wikidata.
This session is useful for artists and managers who wish to participate in CAPACOA’s ongoing Wikidata Workshop series.
This event is FREE for MMF Canada members. Log into your account at mmfcanada.ca and find the member purchase link under the Member Discounts tab.
SPEAKER – Stacy Allison-Cassin
Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Associate Librarian at York University where she is located in the Department Student Learning of Academic Success. She holds a Masters degree in orchestral music performance and is completing a PhD in the Humanities Department at York. Her dissertation is on love songs and the Canadian band Arcade Fire. An active member of the Wikimedia community, she has expertise in the area of music and metadata.
SPONSOR – CAPACOA
The Canadian Arts Presenting Association/l’Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians. CAPACOA takes initiative in providing leadership, knowledge, communications, skills development and advocacy on behalf of its members and within the arts presenting community.