Life & Times of a Local History & Genealogy Librarian

February 14, 2017 0

Russ Pollitt, Genealogy Subject Specialist at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History & Genealogy (LHG) Division, will present a program about the daily activities associated with his role. We will learn about the work LHG does behind the scenes, such as acquisitions of special collections, preparation and maintenance of collections, collaboration with other entities, and community involvement. We will also learn more about LHG’s users, including who they are, how LHG can serve them, and what Read More

Wikidata with Kevin Payravi – Thank You!

January 23, 2017 0

We at CO-ASIS&T would like to say a big and heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Kevin Payravi for his presentation on Wikidata last week. Not only was this undergraduate up-and-comer’s talk interesting, informative, and polished, but he skipped out on his organization’s celebration for Wikipedia’s 15th Anniversary so he could get the word out about Wikidata. Visit the Wikipedia Connection’s website here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Connection – to learn more about the organization he helps run, including a list of upcoming Read More

Wikidata: An Introduction to the Database of the World’s Knowledge

January 4, 2017 0

Imagine Wikipedia’s information in a structured form: that’s Wikidata. Wikidata is a free, open, collaborative, and multilingual knowledge base that can be read by both humans and machines. It’s a central storage for structured data that can be used by Wikipedia and its sister projects, as well as the general public. Wikidata proves to be a powerful and useful tool for libraries, museums, mapping services, developers, and everyday people. Kevin Payravi will present ‘Wikidata: An Read More

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