Hi everyone

Did you know that ARL (Association of Research Libraries), IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), the PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging), and others have all identified Wikidata and Wikibase as being of strategic importance to librarians in the coming years? And that Wikidata provides a platform for museum and library professionals to make works and individuals more discoverable through authorities and identifiers? 

This fall, seize new opportunities for your library, museum, or institution by taking one of Wiki Education's online Wikidata courses.

“Contributing to Wikidata has a ripple effect. 
It's a great way for institutions to contribute our resources to a wide variety of communities and meet users where they already are.” - past course participant

Participants in Wiki Education's online courses meet virtually to learn how to use, as well as contribute to, the global data repository that is Wikidata. Each course is six weeks and includes one hour synchronous sessions with peers, as well as access to hands-on support and technical training from Wikidata experts. The course will also cover a set of specialized tools to help museums and libraries share data about your collections and create linked data efficiently.

Join The Open Data Movement 
An online course for those new to linked data, or for those looking for a curriculum that covers data ethics, metadata production, the advantages of linked data, and an overview of Wikidata policies. 
September 17 – October 22, 2019
- Tuesdays 10-11am PST

Elevate your Collections 
An online course for anyone already familiar with linked data or Wikidata, or those looking for a project-based course that explores specific Wikidata tools and approaches.
- September 18 – October 23, 2019
- Wednesdays 11am-12pm PST

Course fee: $800 
- get $100 off if you register before Aug 16th  
- get $200 off if you register with a colleague

I hope you'll consider joining us! And please feel free to share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues in libraries and museums across the US & Canada. For questions, please don't hesitate to reply to this email.  


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Samantha Weald
Customer Success Manager
Wiki Education