GLAM/Newsletter/July 2019/Contents/Sweden report
More bibliographic data on Wikidata; National Library of Sweden; GLAM activities Wikimania
More bibliographic data on Wikidata – about old books
As part of its work with bibliographic data, Wikimedia Sverige has uploaded 5,000 Wikidata items connected to books in the Project Runeberg catalog. Project Runeberg is a digital library containing out-of-copyright Nordic, mostly Swedish literature. It's probably better known than Wikisource, and very popular among Swedish Wikipedia editors who use the books as source material in their articles. Our goal with this addition was to bring more bibliographic data to Wikidata that is relevant to Wikipedians.
If you think Project Runeberg is cool, why not have a look at the Mix 'n' Match for Runeberg authors?
Collaboration with the National Library of Sweden continues
We are going to continue our collaboration with the National Library of Sweden, focused on bibliographic data on Wikidata, for another year. As we are wrapping up the first stage of the project, we have published a summary, containing some reflections and plans for the future – some concrete ones and some that are more ambitious.
In the very nearest future, we are going to talk about our project at Wikimania, as well as meet representatives from several libraries to discuss how they can best leverage Wikidata and Wikibase in their work.
Many GLAM activities planned for Wikimania
During the summer a lot of planning has gone in to the GLAM related activities around Wikimania. The Culture crawls are fully booked, but there's still room on some of the museum and city tours and at the edit-a-thons during the week. Enjoy as much of the Stockholm GLAM world as you can during Wikimania.