Great news, John!
*Itzik Edri* Chairperson (volunteer) it...@wikimedia.org.il +972-54-5878078 On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 12:32 PM 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 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. > >  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 > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>