Congratulations! These initiatives look awesome. Well done on securing the
funding and subsidized office space.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:05 AM Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Wonderful. Wikispeech will be amazing  :)
>
> On Thu., 28 Mar. 2019, 6:31 am John Andersson, <
> john.anders...@wikimedia.se>
> wrote:
>
> > Wikimedia Sverige is proud to be the recipient of three new grants
> totaling
> > around USD 500,000. We hope to work with many of you as part of these
> > projects. If you are interested in getting involved or receiving updates
> > please let me know.
> >
> > Furthermore, the chapter also has a new heavily subsidized agreement for
> > our office space.
> >
> > Project 1: Wikispeech – The Speech Data Collector
> >
> > The first project is a continuation of the Wikispeech[1] project, a
> > text-to-speech (TTS) system that converts written text into speech. From
> > September 2019 to April 2021 we aim to finalize building the MediaWiki
> > extension and to build tools to collect speech data to add pronunciations
> > to Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikidata and to add more languages to the
> > text-to-speech solution. The tools should also be possible to use for
> oral
> > citations.
> >
> > The work happens in partnership with the Royal Technical Institute, STTS
> (a
> > language processing company), Mozilla Foundation, Wikimedia Deutschland
> and
> > the Swedish Dyslexia Association.
> >
> > As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in Swedish):
> >
> >
> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Wikispeech_–_Talresursinsamlaren_2019/Ansökan
> >
> > Project 2: Wikipedia in Libraries
> >
> > From 2019 to 2020 Wikimedia Sverige, together with the National Library
> of
> > Sweden, will develop an online training module for Swedish librarians
> > focused around free knowledge and the Wikimedia platforms. This will be a
> > mandatory training for all of Sweden's 5,000 public librarians. Our hope
> is
> > to give all of them a basic understanding of the Wikimedia projects, as
> > well as to complement the online training with advanced courses for the
> > most dedicated. The advanced courses will give them the tools to
> ongoingly
> > organize activities and events independently at their libraries across
> the
> > country.
> >
> > Furthermore, the librarians will be engaged in the #1Lib1Ref and
> > FindingGLAMs campaigns.
> >
> > There is a great potential to receive continuous funding over the coming
> 3
> > years if successful.
> >
> > As always, you can find the full application on our wiki (in Swedish):
> >
> https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Wikipedia_i_biblioteken_2019/Ansökan
> >
> > Project 3: Bibliographical data on Wikidata
> >
> > We continue our work to include bibliographical data on Wikidata. The
> > project details are still being negotiated with the funder. The project
> > will start in mid-2019 and last until 2020.
> >
> > Cost reduction
> >
> > Starting from March 2019 we have a new agreement in place for a heavily
> > subsidized coworking space office from the Swedish Internet Foundation.
> > Through the agreement we will save us around USD 30,000 per year compared
> > to when we had an office of our own.
> >
> > We have received this generous subsidy because Wikipedia is considered so
> > important for the infrastructure of the Internet. We are very happy that
> > the agreement does not have an end date and that we have the possibility
> to
> > grow significantly over time as well (while keeping the generous
> subsidy).
> >
> > Please contact John Andersson (john.anders...@wikimedia.se) if you have
> > any
> > questions.
> >
> > [1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikispeech
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > John
> >
> > - - - -
> >
> > John Andersson
> >
> > Executive Director
> >
> > Wikimedia Sverige
> >
> > Phone: +46(0)73-3965189
> >
> > Email: john.anders...@wikimedia.se
> >
> > Visiting address: Goto10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 32 Stockholm
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