In this particular project, however, we got to work with some new material: sketches of theatre scenography and costumes by several Swedish artists, such as Isaac Grünewald, Carl Grabow and Lydia Skottsberg. These artworks were only digitized by Musikverket in 2019, meaning they were not available online before. It is a positive sign that GLAM institutions choose to prioritize the Wikimedia projects in their work, reaching out to wider audiences and helping make free knowledge more available.
Bibliographic data about Swedish periodicals on Wikidata
As part of our collaboration project with the National Library of Sweden, aiming at increasing the amount of Swedish bibliographic data on Wikidata, in December we worked with the data about journals, magazines and other periodicals in the Swedish National Bibliography. The result of this work is that over 32,000 new items about periodicals (of which 30,000 are in Swedish) were created. This brings the total number of periodical items with Libris Edition ID (identifier of an entry in the National Library of Sweden's catalog) to over 33,000, at the same time making Swedish the second most popular language of periodicals on Wikidata, right after English.