The Nordic Museum began the third round of high school students writing articles on cultural & social history using the Nordic Museum Archives and Library. With help from the museum & Wikimedia Sweden, 33 students in their last year of high school will publish the results of their "gymnasiearbete" as new or improved Wikipedia articles.
Details on this year’s and previous rounds can be found on the project page (in Swedish).
Learning about sources on Swedish Wikipedia
The Library Data project – a cooperation between Wikimedia Sverige and the National Library of Sweden to bring more bibliographical data to Wikidata – is well underway. One of the major challenges we are facing is selecting the data to process and upload. The National Library's catalog contains information about books and other materials in the collections of dozens of libraries spread across Sweden, which is an enormous amount of data. Since we would like for our project to benefit the community, we embarked on a mission to find the most common sources on Swedish Wikipedia. The resulting report (in Swedish), listing the most common books and websites, was well received by the community, inspiring discussion on the perennially popular topic of what constitutes good sources. We are happy to embrace this chance to prioritize the needs of the community in a GLAM cooperation – hopefully, uploading data that people find relevant will lead to new ideas and tools that utilize it.