GLAM/Newsletter/March 2016/Contents/Sweden report
Open Data; Art+Feminism; Open Heritage
Upplandsmuseet hosted a workshop where the local community invited new editors. Axel Pettersson talked about how to edit and interact with the community and Barbro Björnemalm talked about Digitaltmuseum.se and how to search for images and what images can be used in both Wikipedia and other places.
Open Data Day
On Open Data Day, March 5th, Wikimedia Sverige and the Swedish branch of Open Knowledge Foundation hosted an event at the WMSE office. 19 participants from different parts of the Open Data world in Stockholm got together to learn more and help each other in different projects. Presentations were given on project Fråga staten (get public data from authorities), Local Open Data Index and Connected Open Heritage. For the COH workshop the participants helped brainstorm and work out better arguments that we can use to get governments and National Heritage Boards to release their cultural heritage data.
ArtAndFeminism at the Hallwyl museum
The Hallwyl museum, Ellen Key Institute and Carl Larsson's house hosted an edit-a-thon March 8th as part of Art+Feminism 2016. Many of the almost 30 participants were from different GLAM institutions, but there were also some volunteers who helped new editors to find their way around Wikipedia. The participants were also invited to tour the museum exhibitions, and to listen to short presentations from the organizers on the life of Ellen Key and Karin Larsson.
Connected Open Heritage
Connected Open Heritage moves on, and apart from Open Data Day we attended several events. Andre and Axel went to a seminar on persistent identifiers organized, John and Axel went to Paris for Unesco Mobile Learning Week, and to meet up with John Cummings and Axel went to a seminar on safety and security as it comes to buildings and physical objects. Input on what events to attend and who to talk to is welcome on Meta.