GLAM/Newsletter/August 2014/Contents/Sweden report
#Dåochnu; Wikimania; members meeting
During August two workshops for the photo copying contest #dåochnu (then and now) were held. The one at Göteborg City Museum had some new visitors coming to the workshop, and also some participants uploading images, while the one at the Royal Coin Cabinet in Stockholm only had already active Commons users showing up. The idea of the contest, organized by Europeana, the National Heritage Board and Wikimedia Sweden is to find an old photo in the Europeana database and make a new photo as similar as possible and upload it to Commons. All new photos, with links to the old ones, can be found here.
A total of 19 swedes were present during Wikimania in London. In the GLAM track Axel Pettersson were part of a presentation on local outreach along with representatives from Wikimedia Deutchland and Wikimedia Norway. In a Video to Commons workshop Prolineserver continued building on a converting and uploading tool that will make it easier to convert videos to free formats and upload them to Commons. John Andersson joined the Wikimedia task force, a task force set up to give recommendations on how to develop cooperation and technical tools shared by the organizations. Jonas Öberg and Peter Liljenberg from Commons machinery gave a presentation on attribution and the Elog.io tool they are building to make attribution and reuse of free material easier, starting with Wikimedia Commons.
At the Wikimedia Sweden members meeting in August the vision, strategy and goals were discussed among members, board members and staff. According to the members we are on track with what we do in the GLAM area, but they also want to see more statistics and outreach to new institutions and users. Notes from the meeting, in Swedish, can be found on the WMSE wiki.
Wiki Loves Monuments
The prize table for our local Wiki Loves Monuments contest had a huge re-fill during August. Through our collaboration with the Council of Working life museums we received several gift cards for rides with steam trains, visits to museums and paintings. Our ongoing collaboration with the Council of Central museums we got some nice books, and gift cards for visits to different museums. Already on the table we have gold passes for a webpage with courses in photography and image editing.