GLAM/Newsletter/April 2022/Contents/Sweden report
Training at the National Archives of Sweden; Training at the Stockholm City Museum; Training at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology; Improved images from Swedish Performing Arts Agency
Training at the National Archives of Sweden
Staff at the National Archives of Sweden have improved their Wikimedia skills by learning basic editing of Wikipedia, manual uploading of images and editing at Wikimedia Commons and creating objects and adding statements and references at Wikidata. While already contributing various material there are now more staff members (see dashbaord) who can make use of the content, correct typos and errors and connect Q-numbers to make sure the most comes out of all the great images, maps and documents available.
Training at the Stockholm City Museum
As a result of a presentation last fall staff at the Stockholm City Museum hosted a workshop to learn more about Wikipedia and how to edit. During the workshop both the actual editing of Wikimedia projects and the more administrative adding editing to the list of what staff should do was discussed, to make more long term commitment than what can be done in a day. As always the problem is to not only find time to do the one off training but also to find a recurring time in already over crowded calendars.
Training at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology
Continuing from the above topics staff at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology hosted a training session focusing on adding images from their uploaded collections to articles in different languages. An important reason to make use of the images is the error reports from the community that improves the metadata both on Commons and in the museums own database.
Improved images from Swedish Performing Arts Agency
The Swedish Performing Arts Agency, which houses a large library and archive documenting the history of music and theatre in Sweden, regularly shares the highlights of their collections on Wikimedia Commons. Seeing the files used on the Wikimedia projects, sometimes in unexpected places, is always a joy.
This time, we're excited to see a portrait of Swedish opera singer Lilly Walleni join the over 7 000 featured pictures on English Wikipedia. The photo has been lovingly restored by Adam Cuerden in a process that we can only describe as black magic. Ipigott joined in and wrote up an article about the singer.
The collections of the Swedish Performing Arts Agency on Wikimedia Commons consist of nearly 10 000 images, including many high-resolution archival photographs of prominent actors, singers and dancers. We are happy to see they do not only attract the eyes of Swedish Wikimedians!
Glad to help out! It's such an amazing resource that how can one not be tempted? Currently working on a gorgeous photo of Paula Lizell (en, sv, not done yet.), and commons has recently featured one I did of Magna Lykseth-Skogman (en, no, sv). There will be more! Also, Ipigott has gotten way, way ahead of me with the article writing, so I need to catch up. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:53, 12 May 2022 (UTC)