FindingGLAMs, a project aimed at improving the coverage of GLAM institutions on Wikidata, is in full swing. This spring we have been busy building a crowdsourcing campaign to make it easier for GLAM professionals to edit and add data about the institutions they're familiar with – hopefully a valuable complement to official datasets which are often out of date or deficient! In the centre of the campaign is a new, GLAM-focused version of Monumental, which is being developed by Paweł Marynowski. We've also been working on getting the accompanying documentation up so that it's ready when the campaign starts mid-May.
Sheet music from Musikverket
Wikimedia Sverige's collaboration project with the Swedish Performing Arts Agency continues. For the first time, Musikverket has shared some scanned sheet music from its archives. The files are linked to the recordings that we uploaded previously, making it possible to go from the music sheet to the audio file – and the other way round.
The first pilot of the Wikimedia Commons Data Roundtripping project is out!
Translators can use Google Translate as a starting point and then finalise the translation before submitting. They can follow the progress in a progress bar or see how they perform by checking out the leaderboard. The organisation setting up the campaign can download the results as a csv to import into their own system.
The other two pilots will be released later. Nationalmuseum pilot will retrieve authority ids from Wikidata for items in their collections to make use of third party data about those items. The Nordic Museum pilot will create depicts statements to their contributions in Wikimedia Commons.