The project Wikipedia for all of Sweden has had a full day of lectures and workshops at the Swedish Air Force Museum for about ten organizations that want to integrate Wikimedia's platforms into their operations. There are many forms of digital collaboration that can be developed in the outward-facing activities of interested organizations.
The experiences from the workshop showed that there is interest from educational institutions in using sources and background material from, for example, memorial organizations which can then be realized as knowledge on Wikipedia. What is needed on site is basic knowledge of how to get started and edit - and where the project can be supported with training and knowledge of Wikimedia's platforms.
More images from the Wikipedia for all of Sweden-day at Wikimedia Commons. Many thanks to all who participated!
In this article, we outline the rationale behind the two museums deciding to embark on the journey of making their authority data more accessible, structured and discoverable through Wikidata. We introduce our shared working process and the tools we have been using. Most importantly, we share our insights from an intensive cooperation project between a GLAM and a Wikimedia chapter, hoping to lower the thresholds for others, be it Wikimedia affiliates or cultural heritage institutions, to engage in similar iniatives.
Photo memories from Stockholm and Rome
Our work in the project 100 000 Bildminnen continues, with several hundred photos from the collections of the Nordic Museum uploaded in October.
The new photos cover several, very different, areas. There are military airplanes as well as city views from Rome and Stockholm. If you're familiar with any of those topics, and can recognize what's in the photos, you can help out both the museum and the Wikimedia community by adding better descriptions and Depicts statements!
An unidentified street in Stockholm...
...and another one in Rome.
We have something for airplane enthusiasts as well!