Wikibase is open-source software for creating collaborative knowledge bases,
opening the door to the Linked Open Data web.
Who is it for?
Open knowledge projects across the world use Wikibase to manage and open up their structured data. Whether individuals, small groups, or massive organizations—all have important knowledge to share and all are welcome.
Libraries frequently find Wikibase well suited to their requirements: it provides librarians with powerful collaboration tools with no need for prior in-depth knowledge of linked open data principles.
Wikibase offers the greenfield conditions often needed by collections with large bodies of custom data in order to create an accurate representation of the unique information in their hands.
Perhaps no subset of Wikibase’s usership leaps as readily to one’s mind as Digital Humanities: huge amounts of raw data, multiple collaborators, every project’s data structure wildly different and ripe for federation.
We see universities and research groups using Wikibase for its flexibility and ease in collaboration, and we see it helping them bring fascinating bodies of information to light.
Take a look at how others use Wikibase, jump right into our Docker quick start and setup instructions or dive deep into our developer resources.
First time with Wikibase? Then this is the place to find friendly, newbie focused documentation and links to the self-install Suite, a simple step-through process for setting up your own Wikibase.
Wikibase Cloud is a free & hosted service, by Wikimedia Deutschland. Sign up for a solution that comes with the most widely used features out of the box.
Wikibase Suite is an open-source software bundle that knowledge projects can install on their own infrastructure, fill with data, and fully customise to fit their needs.
The world is full of Wikibase users of all skill types and from here you can find access to the community groups that house them and ways to reach out to them. You can also find WMDE recognised service providers, other projects using Wikibase that are keen to help, and other useful resources for all skill levels.