Swedish GLAM-WikiEdu project nominated for Pedagogy Award of the year
Students editing Wikimini.
GLAM-educator Sofia from Stockholm digital archives for schools in the classroom.
Students present their work to parents
We are happy to learn that the Swedish project "This is my area" is one of three nominees for the Pedagogy Award of the year by FUISM, the Association for pedagogical development at Swedish museums. Wikimedia Sverige started this project in 2016 in partnership with Stockholm digital archives for schools, and the National heritage Board, to develop an open educational resources for local GLAMs and schools to collaborate and use Wikipedia and other open platforms to learn about local heritage and participate in the creation of free digital resources about the local area. 250 students in Stockholm joined the pilot with younger students contributing to Swedish Wikimini and secondary school students participated in the Wikipedia Education Program in Sweden. The winners will be announced in April 2017.
Connected Open Heritage
Under the Connected Open Heritage umbrella, we have been working on developing the software for ingesting and processing the Wiki Loves Monuments data before it can be uploaded to Wikidata. With over 1,4 million items in the database and a large variation in data quality from country to country, we found challenges in several areas, from cleaning up the data to accurately matching the content of various fields to existing Wikidata items. We have been focusing mainly on the datasets from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, which are first in line to be uploaded – in March.