This is the Chapters report for Wikimedia Sverige December 2012. A wiki
version <https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_reports/2012-12> is
GLAMThe Co-operation Council of Woking Life Museums
We signed a Letter of
Swedish) with the Co-operation Council of Working Life Museums
samarbetsråd, link to Swedish
which has a membership of more than 400 Working Life Museums in Sweden.
This Letter of Intent is similar to the letter of intent signed in May,
2012, with The Council of the Swedish Central Museums which made way to
several workshops, upcoming uploads and the editing by the institutions
The Vasa Museum
We signed a Letter of Intent on starting a specific project with the Vasa
Museum. The museum is a member of The Council of the Swedish Central
Museums and this LoI is a direct spin-off from that overall collaboration
arrangement The Vasa Museum project is about an exhibition and we will have
workshops and Wikipedia competitions, and also assist the museum with the
integration of Wikimedia content into the exhibition.
The National Historical Museum
We held a workshop at The National Historical Museum (Historiska museet)
with five employees. Image uploading, editing, categorizing and use of
relevant templates was on the schedule as well as two presentations, one on
a project about writing articles on all civil parishes and one on copyright
and free licences.
- A voting has been held on the logo for Wiki Loves Public Art. The
winner can be seen to the right.
- The website wikilovespublicart.eu was launched.
- Eva Fransson was assigned as new national coordinator for Swedish Wiki
Loves Public Art.
Database for Public Art
We got funding from Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
(Vinnova) in their open data program to collect and create a database for
public art. We plan to build it on a similar architecture as the Wiki Loves
Monuments database, so that it can be utilized in a similar way for the
Wiki Loves Public Art contest. We are funded with 375 200 SEK, and we will
hire a new employee for execution of the project.
We had a
the Swedish program published on the Wikimedia Foundation blog.
Swedish University of Agricultural Scienes
Plans were drafted for the Wikipedia
the Swedish University of Agricultural Scienes in Uppsala, January 18, 2013.
Academy of Principals Development
We made a podcast with the Academy of Principals Development and are
planning to have common workshops for principals.
We had a
Stagneliusskolan in Kalmar.
Teach the teachers!
We have been announcing three WikiSkills face-to-face courses and since
then been looking for suitable course participants - teachers eager to
perhaps hold a wiki lesson with their students. The courses will be held in
the south, middle and north of Sweden (which is a loong country) hence also
giving some attention to parts of Sweden which generally is not spoiled
Course description and registration form (in
OtherNobel laureates interviews
Serge Haroche <https://se.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Serge_Haroche>.
We got an accredition for interviewing Nobel laureates (videos) 2012 as
Skeppsholmen <https://se.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Skeppsholmen> in central
Images from our second flight were given permission to be published by the
Swedish Defence Forces. A category on
all the images.
Four blog posts were produced in December:
- Long version of the education blog
- Presentation of our financial
- Rebuttle on an
- Call for presentation to the Wiki skills courses next
We had two board meetings in December. Minutes are available in
After a long and elaborous recruiting process, with the help of external
recruitment firm, Jan Ainali was hired as the CEO. Jan, who is the present
chairman, will resign before start of the assignment in March.
The hiring process for the project on creating a database for public art
Available as pdf.
We also distributed a newsletter to all our members per mail and included a
copy of the newly published Nordic Yearbook as well as an announcement
of/invitation to the 2013 Annual Meeting.
Two newsletters were sent to members:
- About the course for
Chairman, Wikimedia Sverige <http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Huvudsida>