At the beginning of July, the Swiss OpenGLAM Working Group, in cooperation with the Basel University Library, infoclio.ch, and the Historical Museum Basel, invited to the second edition of the Swiss Open Cultural Data Hackathon. The event took place at Basel University Library and attracted some 100 participants.
At the same time we have seen the arrival of several new datasets that are relevant in view of their ingestion into Wikidata, covering monuments data, art in the urban space, the performing arts, Swiss jazz musicians, and Swiss photographers. With the support of Axel Petersson, who represented the project Connected Open Heritage, we have been able to kick-start a student's project at the Bern University of Applied Sciences which will look into how best to ingest these data into Wikidata.
The wiki world was also present in the rich side programme on open data related topics, with Wikipedia introductory workshops and editing sessions held by Hadi and Lantus (Wikimedia Switzerland), the "Heritage Data & Wikidata" workshop held by Axel Petersson (Wikimedia Sweden), the Historical Mapping Workshop by Susanna Ånäs (Wikimedia Finland), who presented the Wikimaps project with its collection of tools for historical mapping in the context of the Wikimedia projects, as well as an introduction into the GLAM-Wiki Toolset held by Romano Stähli (Swiss National Library), in the pursuit of our philosophy of enabling heritage institutions to upload their content to Wikimedia Commons themselves.
The different hackathon projects have been documented on the event website, with links to the project presentation videos.