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:* wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.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[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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