A successful first immersion in the world of Wikidata
The RQD completes the first phase of its partnership with the Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA). The RQD member directory data is now collected and visible in the Wikidata database. 600 Wikidata records have been created and each RQD member has a Wikidata ID. This first step represents a significant step for the dance community and contributes to the creation of an ecosystem of linked and structured data. By participating in this project, the RQD participates in the promotion and valorization of Quebec dance and increases its presence on the web.
A quick reminder: what is Wikidata?
Wikidata is a powerful tool to increase your visibility and that of dance on the Web. It allows your cultural content to stand out in search engines using metadata.
Wikidata workshops: a successful immersion
To learn how to use Wikidata and contribute to this database, 8 tutorial workshops were held from December 2021 to April 2022. Animated by Simon Villeneuve and Miguel Tremblay, experts of the Wikimedia universe, these workshops allowed participants from the performing arts to discover the universe of this database. During these monthly meetings, participants had the opportunity to create their profile on Wikidata and to take their first step as a user and contributor of the database. The participants from the dance world were able to discover the basics of Wikidata and understand the different functionalities. This immersion in the world of Wikidata is promising.
Two new Wikidata events in preparation
Starting in September 2022, the RQD will offer two new Wikidata events during which members will have the opportunity to improve their Wikidata records. We count on your participation! The recordings of the eight workshops (in French and English) are also available on the CAPACOA website. Start your immersion by discovering the basics of Wikidata.
The main benefits of integrating dance data into Wikidata:
Promote RQD member artists and organizations on search engines;
Increase the effectiveness, relevance and reach of dance content searched for on the web by the general public;
Provide a sustainable way to be visible and findable on the web;
respond to the trend of one-click search;
feed the artificial intelligence (web robots) that organize the results of search engines and voice assistants.
For any questions related to the project, please contact our digital cultural development officer, Aurélie Lauret.