Swedish Performing Arts Agency; Bibliographic data about Swedish periodicals
More art from Swedish Performing Arts Agency on Commons
Wikimedia Sverige has been collaborating with the Swedish Performing Arts Agency (Musikverket) on several projects aiming to improve the coverage of performing arts history in the Wikimedia projects. In December we did another upload of over 2,500 files to Wikimedia Commons. Some of them are black and white photographs of notable theatre and opera performers, a collection that we had worked with previously and that has been steadily growing to the 3,500 files that are up on Commons today.
In this particular project, however, we got to work with some new material: sketches of theatre scenography and costumes by several Swedish artists, such as Isaac Grünewald, Carl Grabow and Lydia Skottsberg. These artworks were only digitized by Musikverket in 2019, meaning they were not available online before. It is a positive sign that GLAM institutions choose to prioritize the Wikimedia projects in their work, reaching out to wider audiences and helping make free knowledge more available.
Scenography sketch by Carl Grabow.
Costume sketch by Signe Hebbe.
Scenography sketch by Isaac Grünewald.
You can read more about this project, in Swedish, on Wikimedia Sverige's blog.
Bibliographic data about Swedish periodicals on Wikidata
Most common languages of periodicals on Wikidata on January 7, 2020. Query
As part of our collaboration project with the National Library of Sweden, aiming at increasing the amount of Swedish bibliographic data on Wikidata, in December we worked with the data about journals, magazines and other periodicals in the Swedish National Bibliography. The result of this work is that over 32,000 new items about periodicals (of which 30,000 are in Swedish) were created. This brings the total number of periodical items with Libris Edition ID (identifier of an entry in the National Library of Sweden's catalog) to over 33,000, at the same time making Swedish the second most popular language of periodicals on Wikidata, right after English.
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