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Wikidata, Knowledge graphs, Linked data in libraries, Linked open data, LOD, LOD visualization, Metadata, Alma, Digital Commons, Pemberton Correspondence Collection, Theses collection, College teachers, Chinese culture and heritage, Chinese women poets, Digital Collections, Linked data, Information visualization, Cataloging of archival materials, Metadata, Knowledge management, Digital libraries, UCF Libraries


As the library community continues to break data silos and embrace linked open data, Wikidata has gained more prominence and wider support among librarians and library professionals. Many libraries, organizations and taskforces have experimented with integrating linked data including Wikidata to their bibliographic records and digital collections.

As a free, collaborative and open knowledge base for collecting structured data, Wikidata provides a low-barrier platform to create and visualize linked data. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), librarians have added Wikidata entries for people such as historical figures and university researchers for the PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence and Theses and Dissertations Collections. These Uris will be continuously created and added to the institutional repository and the library catalog, with more recent support from and collaboration with graduate students and faculty members at UCF. Knowledge graphs created from Wikidata queries have been explored to illustrate people, place, time and other entities as well as relationships among them. This talk will first introduce the common linked data sources used by the library, archives and museum communities and explain how to integrate them into the current systems. It will then present the Wikidata entries and knowledge graphs built at UCF Libraries and explore their potential while Ex Libris and Digital Commons are on the path to accommodate linked data in their systems.

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Deng, S. & Dotson, L. (2022). Linked data, Wikidata & knowledge graphs. “Stay Savvy with Scholarly Communication” Summer 2022 Series, University of Central Florida Libraries. August 2, 2022.

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