In November we sent the letter “Institutional requirements for self-deployed Wikibase” to WMDE (https://wbstakeholder.group/projects/institutional-requirements), started tweeting & tooting☑️, released our open budget (https://wbstakeholder.group/budget), proposed a possible new extension & an option to use OAI-PMH with Wikibase. (11/12)
In October Maarten Brinkerink & Maarten Zeinstra presented the Luxembourg Shared Authority File project & EDTF datatype extension developed by Professional Wiki. OAI-PMH, EDTF extension & further developments were discussed. The project was also shown at @swibcon https://youtu.be/MDjyiYrOWJQ (9/12)
In September we learned a lot from Andra Waagmeester’s talk on classic RDF-based federation. We discussed the meaning of federation, the formatter URL/URI, WikibaseManifest and “sameAs” & “exactMatch” native support for Wikibase. The slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19koQJA1f7yvMUzJa6o0LOkE6LKwt9pmxEMsFCsHGrKE (8/12)
In June Sam Alipio (Product manager, Wikibase Ecosystem) presented “Wikibase Release Strategy/Infrastucture Initiative”. Sam informed us about the release cycle, federated properties, WB Manifest, WB Pingback & new surveys. We discussed federation issues & template import. (6/12)
We released our website & mission statement in May. Rhizome shared their code for query service GUI (https://github.com/rhizomedotorg/artbase-query-gui). The WESO Research Group (https://www.weso.es) presented their tools for ShEx. It hugely impacts data validation, import & subsetting. (5/12)
We started planning our public website in March. We discussed a technical report from a meeting with TIB’s development team and how they were testing automated deployment of Wikibase via Ansible. We discussed user access control and reuse of standard ontologies. (3/12)
We started 2021 with a kick off meeting in February to decide on a group name, mission statement, organizational principles and a list of organizations to become new members! (2/12)
We warmly welcome our new member David Fichtmüller  working at BGBM in Berlin. David runs a unique Wikibase instance  based on hybrid installation (manual + Docker). See the details in .
Our first project is "Institutional Requirements to Wikibase" . The document covers 5 areas (Deployment, Customization, Developer Experience, Documentation & Features) which could be improved in Wikibase. We've sent it to Wikimedia DE.
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