GLAM/Newsletter/October 2018/Contents/Finland report
This year's Wiki Loves Monuments has been very interesting in Finland. The competition itself was of a very high quality and we were pleasantly surprised by the results. The total number of photos was 3464 from 98 photographers.
The southern reading room of the National Library of Finland
Photograph: Marit Henriksson
Photograph: Julie Tsarfati
Herttoniemi manor house
Photograph: Edwardina von Boxis
Värikallio rock paintings
Photograph: Eerik Lehto
Petäjävesi Old Church on a winter's day
Photograph: Maarit Siitonen
Sunila Pulp Factory originally by Alvar Aalto in Kotka, Finland.
Ceiling of the Tampere Cathedral
Photograph: Old Pionear
Tönnönkoski bridge and mill location
Photograph: Pia Simonen
Vaajakoski old power plant
Photograph: Teuvo Salmenjoki
Wikimedia Finland collaborated with Estonian Photographic Heritage Society in setting up the rephotography track in Wiki Loves Monuments and used the Ajapaik mobile application for rephotographing historical photos. The idea was not to get just good new photos but to also test new ways to use old photos and to find new methods to geolocate them.
Rauma in card from 1907 ja 2018
Rauman Kanali 1900-1920 ja 2018; Katja Tuomala
Suomenlinna 1918 ja 2018
Kasarmitori 1918 ja 2018; Teemu Ikonen
After the Wiki Loves Monuments competition we further explored the possibilities by setting up a rephotography track in the Hack4fi cultural hackathon organized by Open Knowledge Finland and Helsinki City Museum. As a result, we got a nice analysis of how we could use gamification and improve social media sharing. In the CEE meeting in Lviw Heikki Kastemaa gave presentation and Tarmo Annus rephotographed Wikimedia Commons photos.
WMFI also participated in the Wide Open Science hackathon organized by the National Library of Finland, Helsinki University, the IT Center for Science and Helsinki Think Company. In the hackathon we explored ideas on how crowdsourced data related to historical photos could be reused by GLAMs and in Finna. This was followed by GLAM Wiki global conference in Tel Aviv where Vahur Puik and Susanna Ånas gave a presentation about geotagging and rephotography of historic pictures.
On October 30 the City of Helsinki approved our Helsinki rephotography grant application for a 3-year project for making rephotography an outdoors hobby that encourages physical exercise.