GLAM/Newsletter/May 2015/Contents/Sweden report
Slow GLAM-month in Sweden
Ending a pilot
The collaboration between the Council of Central museums and Wikimedia Sweden is about to move into a new phase. At a meeting in May, recomendations for moving the project from a pilot phase into their ordinary work was developed and later accepted by the general directors of the group. During the fall, all involved GLAMs will work out in what way this should be incorporated into their everyday activities and make room in their budgets for working with Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. The recommendations (in swedish) included both appointing Wikipedia coordinators and have them start a network between the GLAMs as well as planning for internal and external edit-a-thons.
The database and website with public art, offentligkonst.se, has been updated with more municipalities and some new features. Improvment of the search engine makes it easier to find artists, and André Costa have started looking into how the databas can be used to improve Wikidata with better support for copies of art work in different parts of Sweden. In the ongoing law suit both us and BUS have presented our final arguments to the supreme court. The time frame is still open, but hopefully the supreme court will handle this case after the summer.