“In June 2018, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) charged a task force to look at Wikidata. The task force emerged from several years of discussion between ARL and the Wikimedia Foundation on where the two communities can effectively collaborate. The focus on Wikidata and Wikibase came from two points of alignment in particular: interest in linked open data for both library discovery systems and Wikipedia, and advancing a diversity and inclusion agenda in the cultures of both libraries and Wikimedia….”
“Wikibase Repository is a MediaWiki extension that lets you store and manage structured, non-relational data in a central, collaboratively managed repository.
Wikibase Client is a MediaWiki extension that lets you retrieve and embed structured data from a central repository into your wiki.
Wikibase is also a set of reusable components that provide a foundation for tasks in the same domain….
Wikibase provides an all-purpose data model that takes knowledge diversity, sources and multilingual usage seriously.
Wikibase uses a component based software design that allows reuse without dictating which framework you should use….”