Chinese Ancestors Portraits Project & Wikidata

Title

Chinese Ancestors Portraits Project & Wikidata

Description

"Chinese Ancestors Portraits Project & Wikidata" is the first session in the CALA Speaker Series: Describing Chinese Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Collections. It shares the reasons and motivations for the selection of Wikidata as a platform for connecting users to the collections of the Smithsonian Libraries & Archives. It discusses the advantages of using Wikidata, including its visualization options and potential for linking collections within and outside the Smithsonian. Additionally, it shares the challenges that the Smithsonian Libraries & Archives team has encountered in describing the Chinese Ancestors Portraits from the Museum of Asian Art in Wikidata, and their decision-making progress. Smithsonian Libraries & Archives’ wiki page and blog document their Wikidata projects and overall Wikidata experience. This talk was delivered by Jackie Shieh, Descriptive Data Management Librarian at Smithsonian Libraries & Archives. The session recording has been uploaded to CALA YouTube at: https://youtu.be/6JtvI5eW-6Y.

Creator

Shieh, Jackie

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association

Date

2023-02-23

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text; Presentation

Is Part Of

CALA Speaker Series: Describing Chinese Rare Books and Cultural Heritage Collections

Position: 38 (325 views)

Files

CALA-Webinar-Jackie-02232023-Slides.pdf

Citation

Shieh, Jackie, “Chinese Ancestors Portraits Project & Wikidata,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed April 13, 2024, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/1048.