GLAM/Newsletter/October 2014/Contents/Sweden report
Wiki Loves Monuments; Europeana Task Force
Wiki Loves Monuments winners
After a few weeks of putting their bright heads togeather and intense work with looking at computer screens the Swedish jury had worked their way through all 2184 images submitted during Wiki Loves Monuments and winners in all categories and images moving on to the international competition were announced.
Schooner Sarpen, Best photo all categories and ships
Läckö castle, Best photo Protected buildings
Gannarve, Best photo Archaeological sites and monuments
Train at Risten station, Best photo Working Life Museums
Steam ship Ejdern
Kärnan in Helsingborg
Runestone at Vallentuna church
Suntaks old church
The special price for the best series of photos of one object was awarded to Einar Spetz for the images of the church in Järvsö.
Bamsefar75 won the price for most photos of different objects with a total of 407 images of 68 different objects.
Europeana-Wikimedia Task Force meeting
John Andersson participated in the Europeana-Wikimedia Task Force meeting in Madrid. The task force is working on defining good ways for the Europeana-Wikimedia cooperation to continue in the future. This was the second meeting out of three where the recommendations will be developed.
Då och Nu exhibition
All winners of the photo competition Då och Nu have been put up in an exhibition at Västerbottens Museum, where they will be displayed until February 2015.
Metadata for Europeana
As part of a collaboration with Europeana a script was developed which exports metadata about images in a given category on Commons for ingestion into Europeana. The idea is that this further increases the reach of images on Wikimedia Commons while also enriching Europeana. Of specific interest are images of objects which are already present in Europeana's database, such as monuments. For this reason the initial export was made up by the categories for Wiki Loves Monuments in Sweden (2011-2014) and the competition Då och Nu. Note that the images are not yet live in Europeana.