Wikipedian in Residence at the Swiss National Archives from the 1st July 2013
The Swiss Federal Archives and Wikimedia CH are joining forces to review source materials from the Federal Archives and publish them online through a Wikipedian in Residence. The first joint project will provide access to a photographic collection on the First World War.
The Wikipedian in Residence at the Swiss Federal Archives started work at the beginning of July. Micha L. Rieser has been an active Wikipedian since 2005 (user page: de:Benutzer:Micha L. Rieser). He will assist the Federal Archives in publishing selected documents as part of Wikimedia projects and advise the Federal Archives staff on how to contribute to Wikipedia. Micha Rieser is also the contact for anyone in the Wikipedia community wishing to learn more about the tasks and fonds of the Federal Archives.
This project was initiated by Wikimedia CH’s volunteers, Rupert Thurner and Beat Estermann. Wikimedia CH’ volunteers and CAO had several meeting with the Federal Archives’ direction and an agreement was signed on April : a paid Wikipedian in Residence will be hired for a period of 4-6 months by the Swiss Archives. Wikimedia CH will share the salary costs with the Archives and advertise the position in the movement, as well as give advice on the applications.