GLAM/Newsletter/October 2015/Contents/Sweden report
55 000+ links to Wikipedia; Exhibits, concepts and biographies
55 000+ links to Wikipedia
VISS, a national water body database in Sweden have started to include links from their pages to Wikipedia about the corresponding article. It is mostly lakes, and it is following the bot creation of the lakes on Swedish Wikipedia about the lakes. This was made by User:Nasko in 2013. They also include images from Wikipedia if any are available. Example: .
Exhibits, concepts and biographies
October marked the start of the project Wikimedia Sweden and the Swedish Exhibition Agency are running together this fall. During October two edit-a-thons were held, and some new articles about exhibitions created. An editor Mikael Edborg hired to write new and expand articles about different exhibition concepts got a good start by using a sandbox and getting experienced editors to comment and do some copy/editing before moving them to main namespace. The first article, Basutställning, was expanded from two lines and no sources to over 5000 byte and ten sources. More work is done to the list of concepts, and also to the lists of exhibitions and names related to exhibitions.
appreciate the update
Great to see the linkages to the lakes articles! KLove (WMF) (talk) 18:07, 13 November 2015 (UTC)