The most vital of them all for Wikidata is ORCiD; when your data "can be seen by everyone", we can retrieve your data, import it in Wikidata and make a "Scholia" for you. This is the Scholia of one of my favourite young academics. The import process (SourceMD) is broken at this time and this is my backlog of jobs to run.
Running a process for you will import co-authors and papers we do not know about. Given your global spread, it follows that your co-authors will have a similar global spread and this is an anti-dote to the Anglo-American bias we have in Wikidata and the Wikipedias. Particularly when I run a second job, a job will run for your co-authors with pubic ORCiD information as well, improving the subset of the data you are part of.
There are things you can do that have an impact on what we do:
- You can check your data, add what is missing, improve what is wrong or missing on your Wikidata item
- You can create/improve your ORCiD data and make it visible to everyone
- You can trust organisations like CrossRef to update your data in ORCiD on your behalf
- Please add your "name in native language" and indicate using the ISO 639 code the language it is in.
- Check if the authorities that are linked to you are indeed correct and do not link to a false friend
- Add your occupation
- Please add other authorities that know you.. ISNI for instance
- We love to have a (freely licensed) picture, it helps with disambiguation. You can upload it to Commons..
- Having a picture on the GYA website and on Google Scholar is why there are so many links to Google Scholar
So what is in it for us?
- We want people to know about science and learn about the scientific record
- We want people to write Wikipedia articles and your papers may be used as references.
- There are many gaps in our coverage of science. We know and it is improved one paper, one scientist at a time.. There is even the option to work on a specific subject.. like this one