Friday, March 15, 2013

#Pope Francis on #Wikidata

The good news of Wikidata is that it may become the repository of data on many subjects. The bad news; it can get it wrong.

Pope Francis is the new pope of the Roman Catholic church. He is not the pope of Catholicism. This is rather basic.

There are all kinds of identifiers associated. Ever heard of a "Viaf identifier", a "GND identifier", "SUDOC" or a "GND identity type" and really should they be so prominently displayed?

The picture is not of the pope, it is of the former cardinal. The coat of arms is the coat of arms of the former cardinal..

The picture in my blog is of pope Francis; he is smiling.. And yes, I can edit Wikidata.

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