GLAM/Newsletter/August 2015/Contents/Sweden report
Odd submarines, new strategy and an old contest
Maritime connectivity and upload
The Swedish National Maritime Museums (SMM) and Wikimedia Sverige are working on a special liked data, upload and edit-a-thon project. The first part of the project was to increase the connectivity between Kulturnav, an authority and vocabulary knowledgebase used by cultural institutions, and Wikidata. This will allow these connections to be used during the batch upload stage. In addition to this the data in Kulturnav was used to create and/or source statements in Wikidata for items for which the SMM can be considered an authority. To date at least 613 items have been enhanced with 2831 statements/sources.
For the image upload part, 550 images have been uploaded. The selection was made by curators and staff at the Maritime Museum, Vasa Museum and Marinmuseum with input from the community. A list of keywords were filtered out from the metadata and categories were matched to all different objects, people, places and years coming out of their database. After the upload is done staff from the museums will participate in an edit-a-thon/workshop focusing on putting images to use on Wikidata and Wikipedia, but also to increase the number of links to and from relevant articles.
Model of Osebergskeppet
Model of an odd submarine
Paniting of Ovidia
Drawing of Don Carlos
Wikimedia Sverige strategy meeting
The GLAM topic was a big part as Wikimedia Sverige worked on a new strategy at an open meeting in the end of august. Participants at the meeting (both members, board and staff) came up with both new ideas for partnerships as well as new ways to work with current partners. Among the ideas for new partners were both the Royal court, county museums and sport clubs, and ideas for projects for next year included variations from covering ESC to hosting batch upload sessions to running edit-a-thons to creating folders on what free licenses is. Nothing really new and exciting, but plenty to work with as we'll put our agenda for next year together.
Posting post-it notes on the wall
Post-it notes with ideas for partners. Green dots for positive votes and red dots for negative votes.
With September and Wiki Loves Monuments coming up preparations were done to make it as great a photo contest as possible. With the ground work done previous years the Swedish competition continues to use four categories:
- Listed buildings in the Swedish National Heritage Board's database of built heritage - BeBR.
- Archaeological sites or monuments in the Swedish National Heritage Board’s database - Fornsök.
- Historical ships listed on the Maritime Museum's website
- Working Life Museums in the Council of Working Life Museums database
Among the prices in the Swedish competition a nice one is a visit to The Swedish Air Force Museum and a 30 minute flight in the Gripen simulator.