Amazing news indeed! Congrats and well done to the whole team.

Best,
Shani.

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*Shani Evenstein Sigalov*
* Lecturer, Tel Aviv University.
* EdTech Innovation Strategist, NY/American Medical Program, Sackler School
of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
* PhD Candidate, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
* OER & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, UNESCO Chair
<https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495> on Technology, Internationalization
and Education, School of Education, Tel Aviv University
<https://education.tau.ac.il/node/3495>.
* Chairperson, WikiProject Medicine Foundation
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med>.
* Chairperson, Wikipedia & Education User Group
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group>.
* Chairperson, The Hebrew Literature Digitization Society
<http://www.israelgives.org/amuta/580428621>.
* Chief Editor, Project Ben-Yehuda <http://bybe.benyehuda.org>.
+972-525640648


On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 8:31 PM Rohan Badlani <rohan.badl...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Congratulations to Wikimedia Sverige team. This is amazing news! :)
>
> On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 9:17 AM Suyash Dwivedi <suyash....@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Congratulations to WMSE
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:51 AM Colette Guébo <
>> yao.mariecole...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Congratulations to the Wikimedia Sverige team. it's super cool.
>>>
>>> Best regards.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 3:12 PM Rajeeb Dutta <marajoz...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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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>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > --
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>>>> > 206.801.0814
>>>> > l...@bluerasberry.com
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