Congratulations John and Wikimedia Sverige team!! Looking forward to contribute to these amazing projects.
Cheers, Rajeeb(Marajozkee) Sent from my iPhone > On 28-Mar-2019, at 8:28 PM, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > > Congratulations. I am excited especially for the "Bibliographical data on > Wikidata" part, where my university and many other universities around the > world will join you in collaboration. I expect that what Wikimedia > Sverige does in this space will set global precedent for how everyone in > research publishes and shares research. This is very good news and I will > look for an opportunity to collaborate in research and Wikidata content > curation. > > On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:12 AM Stacy Allison-Cassin <sacas...@yorku.ca> > wrote: > >> To echo everyone else, congratulations! These projects sound amazing and >> I'm really looking forward to the results. >> Stacy >> >> Stacy Allison-Cassin, MMus, MISt, PhD Cand. >> >> Associate Librarian >> >> York University Libraries >> >> >> *York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of >> many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by >> the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, >> and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge >> the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. >> This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, >> an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.* >> ------------------------------ >> *From:* Wikidata <wikidata-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org> on behalf of John >> Andersson <john.anders...@wikimedia.se> >> *Sent:* Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:31 AM >> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org; g...@lists.wikimedia.org; >> cultural-partn...@wikimedia.ch; wikid...@lists.wikimedia.org >> *Subject:* [Wikidata] Wikimedia Sverige receives a total of USD 500, 000+ >> in funding for three new projects, and a cost reduction of USD 30, 000/year >> >> >> 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 >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikidata mailing list >> wikid...@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikidata >> > > > -- > Lane Rasberry > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia > 206.801.0814 > l...@bluerasberry.com > _______________________________________________ > 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>