GLAM/Newsletter/June 2019/Contents/Sweden report
Wikidata imports; Data roundtripping project
Wikidata imports of Swedish Open Cultural Heritage URIs
Volunteers has imported Swedish Open Cultural Heritage (K-samsök) URIs to Wikidata. The import focused on authorities from the National Museums of World Culture. This adds to previous imports of SOCH URIs focused on buildings, publications and monuments.
The data roundtripping project comes to an end
The Wikimedia Commons Data Roundtripping project has been finalized. The project researched the opportunity for galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) to utilize Wikimedia platforms for engaging contributors to enrich its content (metadata additions, translations, etc). Furthermore, it researched ingesting this data into the institutions’ master data repositories. The project surveyed the needs and expectations of GLAMs and performed in-depth interviews. Following this research, the project executed three pilots together with museums exploring the process from upload to ingestion. This report discusses observations and findings concerning data quality, data modelling, contributor behavior, tooling, and ingestion. Finally the report lists potential work as well as recommendations for the project’s stakeholders.
Although this project has been finalized, two museums are in the process of taking the learnings into action and the Swedish National Heritage Board plans to spread the results through seminars and blog post during the second half of 2019.
If you are planning to come to Stockholm this summer for Wikimania, remember to check out the related activities as there are both culture crawls, guided tours at museums, edit-a-thons and other GLAM related things on the agenda. The Hackathon also has a track dedicated for GLAM, and you can either participate if you care to hack or suggest ideas for others to build or develop.