Boo! Nicolas, I read this and thought that you’d launched the Wikiproject Libraries, but I went to sign up to get involved and the page is empty… Are you still doing it or were you just dangling it as bait…? 😉


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Delphine Dallison

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From: Wikidata <> On Behalf Of Nicolas VIGNERON
Sent: 27 August 2018 15:30
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Subject: Re: [Wikidata] Wikimedia Sverige receives $65k+ in funding for our Library Data project




I'm especially interrested on how you will structure data about libraries (a good opportunity to create and launch a project ;) ).


Cdlt, ~nicolas


Le lun. 27 août 2018 à 16:25, Alex Stinson <> a écrit :

This is really awesome! I met some of the team working on their LOD software at an event at Stanford in the spring -- they seem to be doing really amazing and savvy work to make their library data fully compliant -- excited to see Wikidata become a data hub for them (they weren't really sure if they were going to do that when I talked to them then). Glad you have been able to make progress! 





On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:28 AM, Fariz Darari <> wrote:

Congrats and best wishes for the project!




On Mon, Aug 27, 2018, 21:17 Alicia Fagerving <> wrote:

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

any questions.


As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in




(in Swedish)



Kind regards,



Alicia Fagerving


Wikimedia Sverige (WMSE)


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