GLAM/Newsletter/October 2021/Contents/Sweden report
The Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk; More museum data on Wikidata; LGBT edit-a-thon; Local business history in Nyköping; Stockholm City Museum ♥ Wikipedia; Writing about fashion at Nordiska museet
The Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk
Pylyp Orlyk’s Constitution (Ukrainian: Конституція Пилипа Орлика (Konstytutsiya Pylypa Orlyka), also known as The Constitution of Bendery, is a 1710 constitutional document written by the Hetman of Ukraine, Pylyp Orlyk. The Latin language original document is kept in the National Archives of Sweden. The National Archives have uploaded high-resolution photographs of the document as well as a video of it. As part of the upload they also updated the representation of the constitution itself on Wikidata and created new items for the two original language versions of it (Wikidata items Q212300, Q108760757, and Q108760846 respectively).
This is the first upload to Wikimedia Commons that the National Archives of Sweden have done since 2014. From now on they plan to do an upload of a small number of selected files each month and are also planning to do a batch upload of maps of Sweden in the coming year.
Page 1 of the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk.
PDF of the full constitution.
Read along version of the constitution.
More museum data on Wikidata
The work with linking the authority data of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the National Historical Museums to Wikidata continues. The property National Historical Museums of Sweden agent ID, created a couple months ago, has been populated with over 7,000 items – all done by the museum staff, working on cleaning up and linking their authority posts. Also the Nationalmuseum's property has been added to about 2,000 items. This, in turn, has made it possible to import more information about whom the artworks in Nationalmuseum's collections depict – as you can see in this query.
We also spoke about the project at WikidataCon, where we introduced the prototypes of the data visualisation that are being developed by Albin Larsson. You can have a look at this map, which maps the international connections between Sweden and the countries of origin of its monarchs' spouses.
Biblioteksutveckling Sörmland and Sörmlands Museum are continuing to host edit-a-thons as part of the Swedish Wikipedia LGBTQI project. At the edit-a-tho October 14 participants continued to improve articles listed at the project page, and to work on the articles about LGBT rights around the world.
Local business history in Nyköping
Sörmland Museum has hosted a project for students at the folk high school of Nyköping, writing articles on local historical companies in and around Nyköping. The museum provided sources for the students to use in their articles, showed artifacts from the collections connected to some of the companies, and helped students in their reference library. Wikimedia Sverige held a workshop with the students, teaching them how to edit Wikipedia articles. The groups improved six articles on various topics such as an old hospital and an automobile company. We hope this will lead to more collaboration in the future!
Stockholm City Museum ♥ Wikipedia
As a restart of the work with the Wikimedia projects by the Stockholm City Museum they hosted a presentation by Axel Pettersson, WMSE, at their October staff meeting. Almost 30 staff members learned about how Wikipedia and the other projects works, ways to contribute material and knowledge and how to reuse and see stats from relevant articles and material uploaded to Commons. A follow up workshop with more hands on editing, uploading and finding gaps to fill is planned for the beginning of next year.
Writing about fashion at Nordiska museet
During an all-evening event around fashion history, Stockholms Museum of Women's History, Nordiska museet and Wikimedia Sverige organized an Editathon on fashion history in Nordiska museet's library. With an extra focus on women, both visitors and the museum's employees helped to reduce the gender gap in Wikipedia.
Great, thank you so much for contributing Orlyk. Video is esp super! --Anntinomy (talk) 14:51, 13 November 2021 (UTC)