The Picture Collections comprises of altogether 18 million images in the Ethnographic and Finno-Ugric Picture Collections, the Historical Picture Collection, the Press Photo Archive, the Architectural History Collection, and The Finnish Maritime Museum’s Picture Collection. They provide great opportunities for enriching for example the articles about the history of Finland once uploaded. Malinen writes: "It is already clear that the wonderful national collections will keep on becoming more open – for everyone’s benefit and amusement."
A semi-automatic bot operated by Zache has been busy at work already for a few years and commons:Category:Files uploaded by FinnaUploadBot already contains over 15k images. Bot's target is to add date, place, subject and the creator information in the structured data format. The copyright status of photos in this set can be complicated, because freedom of panorama in Finland is only partial: it applies to buildings but not statues, for instance. It's therefore all the more important to improve the metadata so that photos are associated to the place or subject.
Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle switches from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons for Open Access to cultural heritage
Finnish Broadcasting Company's Archives have started to publish their archive photographs to Wikimedia Commons instead of Flickr which they previously used. Yle Archives' open photograph collection at Wikimedia Commons contains over 270 pictures and the number is growing. Photograps are in the public domain.