Thanks for your email. And thanks for the opportunity to give a 5 minute presentation on World University and School Libraries at the close of the Wikidata Affinity Group June 18th meeting (and also re our donation of World University and School to Wikidata as "back end" for co-development in 2015, and getting the WUaS MediaWiki "front end" in 2017, but which aren't yet linked).
Glad too to talk with Regina a little about the Wikidata Affinity Group, Hilary. We talked before an amazing Tibetan Buddhist art presentation with 50 Gigabyte photos on that incredible 16 panel wall size screen in the Rumsey Maps Center - https://arts.stanford.edu/
I mentioned to Regina how Q-items are a basic unit of Wikidata (and Linked Open Data re your LD4 grant), and how we've linked a few open free online libraries + here - https://wiki.
worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Library_Resources (which is an example of the WUaS MediaWiki "front end") - and how this will easily grow into each of all ~300 of Wikipedia's / Wikimedia's / Wikidata's languages. And WUaS seeks to grow further into each of all 7,111 known living languages, and people will be able to wiki create new related Library wiki SUBJECT pages at WUaS (https://wiki. worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Subjects) as well (so these WUaS Library Resources' pages may well grow into the 1000s+ and differentially in each of all of Wikipedia's ~300 languages early on). Also mentioned how great it would be if, say, Stanford students traveling to their academic field sites worldwide could add videos or photos, for example, of whole books (not copyrighted) to such libraries. (Not sure how all of this will articulate with a universal translator with machine translation are re an academic press for both poetry - https://twitter.com/ WorldUnivAndSch/status/ 1133107632275746816 - and STEM, for example, either; also not sure how 7111 languages will fit in with Wikidata/Wikimedia's lexicographical project as data (or "back end") either, and re a universal translator, conceptually like Google Translate).
Here's an example of a book and its Q-item, and is potentially a model for WUaS Libraries' as well for individual books (not necessarily in Wikipedia, but in new ways) ...
Q13107558 (Check out Chinese and Spanish at the top here, and which are WUaS's pilot languages, in our très multi-lingual WUaS project). (Not yet sure how WikiCite will fit in here either).
Am interested in WUaS facilitating and making it easy for a student, or a traveling scholar, to add a book in photo, or video, or a map eg https://scott-macleod.
blogspot.com/2019/05/flying- gurnard-stanford-launch-event. html ...
Thanks and looking forward to the June 4th Meeting with Christine and Marc at Harvard, and to communicate further about this WUaS presentation.
Will add further some of these ideas here - https://docs.google.com/
document/d/1y- 5ZzW699d5IAZnBBIuc9grhF04z0UUp Zq-o6ihZe4Q/edit
- but may not explore on June 18th anything about Wikdiata Affinity Group libraries at the cellular and atomic levels for brain science, for example.
Re: How students can add books +
The question I approximately asked: how a Chinese scholar on your project might add a smartphone photo, say of a map (in Chinese) at the museum of the Xi'an Terracotta Warriors as a kind of mausoleum even, to your platform is interesting potentially for your colleagues and other students who might seek to extend the parameters of your project with time, or come into conversation with it. If such a photographer/scholar/student could also then geo-rectify this, and then subsequently overlay this with other geo-rectified maps and compare, - your data on related projects would also grow significantly with time.
(For example, with regards to my actual-virtual ethnographic field site with many parallels to your project, I added this 2001 photo of the Harbin gate house around 2009 to Google Street View here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harbin+Hot+Springsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.6518315,3a,109.6y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOR33JEA3qzAchuAOEFPss-U_w6cXPc-OsiNgSE!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOR33JEA3qzAchuAOEFPss-U_w6cXPc-OsiNgSE%3Dw203-h153-k-no!7i576!8i436!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xde57c3ab0ecaa2c9!8m2!3d38.7860806!4d-122.6518315 - as an example of what could get very involved machine learning-wise if people were many maps, or even adding video of maps in your project). And I'll welcome people to add photos to a realistic virtual Harbin in Google Streetview (outside the Harbin gate, since Harbin doesn't allow photos on property, but also welcome people to add drawings of Harbin's pool area to this realistic virtual Harbin; see ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~).
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Red trillium: Wiki-Libraries in 7,111 known living languages, building out from Wikidata's (Wikipedia's) 300 languages? https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/05/red-trillium-wiki-libraries-in-7111.html > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Library_Resources ~ https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator Wikidata Q-item ex. for Dawkin's An Appetite for Wonder, How students can add books
Red trillium: Wiki-Libraries in 7,111 known living languages, building out from Wikidata's (Wikipedia's) 300 languages? https://t.co/C3lJoiwVri > https://t.co/InKHBz4Zjg ~ https://t.co/iAVlt4it5K Wikidata Q-item ex. for Dawkin's An Appetite for Wonder, How students can add books— scottmacleod (@scottmacleod) May 31, 2019