Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
New requests for permissions/Bot:
Events Press, articles, blog posts, videos
Tool of the week
ZotWb < export records in a Zotero group library to a custom Wikibase, prepare datasets to send to OpenRefine, feed OpenRefine reconciliaton results back to the Wikibase. Wikidata is envolved in the entity reconciliation. Here's a short explanation and demo video Tool is written and provided by David Lindermann with support from WMF Rapid Grant. Did you know?
External identifiers: Rare Species Guide ID, Minnesota Plant List ID, Flora of the Southeastern United States ID, Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora ID, Go Botany taxon ID, Search System of Japanese Red Data ID, Art Gallery of Ontario object ID, Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae object ID, Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae text ID, Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae thesaurus ID, Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae lemma ID, Paradox Wikis article ID, Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire ID, Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame ID, SWERIK person ID, Team Wales athlete ID, WikiIndex ID, Theapolis person ID, TheTVDB movie ID, Shanghai Library surname ID, Shanghai Library era ID, Shanghai Library organization ID, Pinakes work ID, Hugging Face user or organization ID, COR SEM ID New
property proposals to review:
Montana Plant Life URL (URL for a plant family, genus, or species on the Montana Plant Life website)
event role (item that describes a role in an event class)
role in event (event class for which the item describes a role)
selectional preference ((to be used only with the subclasses of Q_event_role) an item that plays this role in an event instance should descend from this item via a combination of P31 and P279)
event arguments and types (item that plays a role in an event instance; used with a qualifier "argument type")
BnF archives and manuscripts ID (identifier for a manuscript in the archives and manuscripts catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). Do not include the initial "cc")
clerked for (this person has held a clerkship with the judge) battery life (the length of time a device can continue to work before it needs its battery to be recharged) External identifiers: China Animal Scientific Database taxon ID, DIMA ID, CoL Taiwan ID, RFI station ID, BUGZ ID, China Animal Scientific Database dbb ID, turismoroma.it place ID, Enciclopedia di Roma monument & street IDs, International Hockey Federation competition ID, Black Games Archive ID, Al-shamila Book ID, Akadem person ID (new format), AustrianGames ID, Atari-8-bit Forever game ID Query examples:
WikiProjects: Events and Role Frames Newest
Showcase Items: Symphony No.7 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven Showcase Lexemes: läsa - 'read' about this Swedish word with many pronounciations and grammatical features.
Feel free to suggest next week's Showcase Item and Lexeme!
Wikibase REST API:
We finished the endpoint for removing an Item's label in a specific language (
phab:T335841) and the endpoint for modifying descriptions on a Property ( phab:T342981) We are working on the endpoint for adding aliases in a given language for a Property ( phab:T343721) and removing a Property's label in a given language ( phab:T342983) Mismatch Finder: We are continuing the work on moving the tool over to the new design system Codex
We adjusted the styling for the values of monolingual text statements to make the language easier to distinguish from the value (
phab:T280774) mul language code: We made some final adjustments to get it ready for testing.
Lexemes: We are adding a license note for anon users when editing a Lexeme’s lemma, a Form or Sense ( phab:T343999)
You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here. If you want to help, you can also have a look at the tasks needing a volunteer.