Congrats! Open data is the present and future of cultural projects :) 
I would love to read more about the project. This is the only link in english that I found [1] 
Have you got something else John? 



Giselle Bordoy
Responsable de Comunicación y Cultura
Communications and Cultural Manager 
A. C. Wikimedia Argentina

2018-08-27 11:08 GMT-03:00 Alex Stinson <>:
Congratulations John! Library data is such a powerful first step for engaging partners, and we definitely need more case studies on this! 



On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 9:48 AM, John Andersson <> wrote:
*Hi everybody and sorry for crossposting,Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be
the recipient of $65,500 in support from the Swedish National Library for
our project Library Data.We will work in collaboration with the Swedish
National Library to include a number of datasets onto Wikidata, such as
data about authors, libraries and different special databases of
bibliographies[1]. This is a pilot project where we aim to discuss with the
community what to include and what to exclude. Based on the discussions and
the requests from the community we will design a continuation of this
project (if this first part is deemed successful continuous funding is
possible for 3-4 more years).We started investigating a possible long term
partnership with the National Library in 2017 when Wikimedia Sverige
delivered inputs to the new National Strategy for the Library Sector on how
Sweden's libraries can work with Wikimedia for mutual benefits.[2] The
National Library has just made history as the world's first national
library to fully transition to Linked Open Data (BIBFRAME 2.0),[3] so the
timing could not have been better; we are now in position to examine how
this move can benefit Wikidata and other Wikimedia projects.Please contact
the project manager André Costa (
<>) or the developer Alicia Fagerving
( <>) if you have
any questions. As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in
<>[1] <>
(in Swedish)[3]
Kind regards,

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