"20th Century Press archives: Wikidata and it’s use as an infrastructure"
The 20th Century Press Archives (PM20) is a large public newspaper clippings archive, extracted from more than 1500 different sources published in Germany and all over the world, covering roughly a full century (1908-2005). The material is organized in thematic folders on persons, organizations, and countries/subjects. Parts oft the archive (up to 1949) have been digitized, and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (Kiel/Hamburg, Germany) has made all metadata about the digitized folders available under a CC0 license. Since the clippings are of interest not only to economical and historical research, but also to the general public, we have systematically linked the folders to Wikidata. Wikidata is a large free and open knowledge base, which feeds multiple language editions of Wikipedia as well as other data-centric projects. The presentation will cover the opportunities and challenges of the linkage endeavour, how Wikidata can be useful as an open infrastructure, and how it works as a community project (more information about WikiProject 20th Century Press Archives)
Joachim Neubert works as a scientific software developer at ZBW (Hamburg branch). He published the STW Thesaurus for Economics and the 20th Century Press Archives as Linked Open Data and developed linked data based web services for economics. In 2009, together with colleagues of hbz, he started the SWIB - Semantic Web in Libaries - conference. He is contributing to Wikidata, particularly in regard to authorities.Further areas of interest are knowledge organization systems, (meta) data modeling and information retrieval for web applications.