Vol. 9 No. 3 (2018): Wikipedia, biblioteche e archivi

The connection between library data and community participation: the project SHARE Catalogue-Wikidata

Claudio Forziati
University of Salerno, University Library System
Valeria Lo Castro
University of Naples Federico II, University Library System “Roberto Pettorino”

Published 2018-09-15


  • Linked Open Data,
  • Wikidata,
  • Wikimedia,
  • Authority data,
  • Data model

How to Cite

Forziati, Claudio, and Valeria Lo Castro. 2018. “The Connection Between Library Data and Community Participation: The Project SHARE Catalogue-Wikidata”. JLIS.It 9 (3):109-20. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12488.


The aim of this work is to present the project of authority data integration from the SHARE Catalogue, a University Consortium bibliographic catalogue in linked open data, to Wikidata. After a brief description of Wikidata collaborative approach, and how the community creates and enriches its contents, we will focus on some international experiences which are particularly significant. We will then describe the design, analysis and implementation of the first phase of the SHARE-Wikidata project.
Finally, we will show the advantages of using Wikidata in terms of analysis, evolution and enrichment of catalogues and, at the same time, how useful it is to include data from authoritative sources for Wikidata.


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