This is the chapters report for Wikimedia Sverige, November 2012. In all it
has been a very good month, with some interesting new leads and some
contacts that might develop into strong collaborations.

Education ProgrammeLessons to learn

In this, together with the past month, we have gratefully received
information, tips and best practices from Annie Lin at WMF and Cornelia
Trefflich at WMDE. This has furthered our educational program in various
ways but perhaps most importantly helped to minimise aspects which has
already been tried with few results.

This month we have met Leif Johansson at SUNET. They work with SWAMID, an
identity federation for universities and polytechs in Sweden. SWAMID is
though a part of a much greater network of identity federations for
universities and polytechs around the world in the EU, the US and Asia.
They have put together an idea about using that identity when editing
Wikipedia, which would most hopefully engage new contributors as they may
easily show their contributions on WP together with articles they have
published in journals and such, all collected through a single identity. I
have contacted Erik Möller as Leif asked for the possibility to meet in
person in either San Fransisco or Washington.
The academy for principals (Rektorsakademin utveckling)

We have met RAU and they have offered us to participate at their conference
for teachers next year where we may have two seminars, one each day. We are
also discussing the possibility of taking part in a course they're offering
principals during spring where we may be responsible for one or two of the
seminars in that course.
Meetup for volunteers

We have planned a day for volunteers, the 26th of January, here at
Wikimedia Sweden. The idea is to go through ideas about how to present WMSE
and the Wikipedia educational program here in Sweden.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

We have been holding workshop at KTH with engineering students who have the
option to write their assignment on Wikipedia, which should be an article
about a subject in their course of study. This collaboration will evolve
further as the lecturer, Stefan, very much appreciate the idea.
FlexLär and Folkbildningsrådet

We have been present at two conferences, which were organised by and for
the study-circle movement in Sweden. We have found several organisations
who would be interested in holding circles about Wikipedia and Commons. We
are now in the process of taking this further.
KMH Royal College of Music

We have had two workshops with a small course of four students and two
professors. The students study to become teachers in music and music
production. We have set up a Wikipedia project where they will contribute
with their knowledge. In the spring, Wikipedia will in a more structured
and planned way, become a part of this course as the professors have so far
very much enjoyed to work with Wikipedia together with their students.
SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

We are currently supporting SLU in arranging a Wikipedia day the 18th of
January which should be seen as the launch of the project *Knowledge
transfer to Wikipedia from researchers at SLU.* It is a project where
researchers are asked to, by the university, contribute with their
knowledge to Wikipedia. SLU has filed an application as to be able to
employ potentially a Wikipedian for support to the researchers.
Swedish as a second language
Wikipedia workshop, students learning Swedish and Wikipedia.

This is a continuation of the courses which are initially offered to
newcomers in Sweden. At this level, students should have quite a good
understanding of Swedish. We have had one workshop, another one is to come
soon, with these students about the basics of Wikipedia. This teacher,
Maria, would want Wikipedia contribution to become an assignment for all
the students to come studying Swedish as a second language. At the moment
there is a project, based on all their nationalities, with focus on culture
and people. There is therefore a list, based on the students origins, with
some painters, musicians, writers etc, which are not written about in
Swedish. After talks with Annie Lin (WMF) though, it would seem as if a
better idea is to have them translate from Swedish to their native language.
Broadcasting for the national radio

We have held a broadcast for the national radio which will be sent mid
December, where we held a workshop together with a teacher about Wikipedia.
Not only the technical basics but also the democratic, gender and societal
Dialogue with the Swedish educational broadcasting organisation (UR)

Ur is currently interested in how they can use Wikipedia, and potentially
Wikiversity as a part of their educational mission. The current dialogue is
focused on their material for newcomers in Sweden and how they may use
Wikipedia as a means to develop their knowledge of Swedish.
An online course

An online course is under development and will be launched this spring for
teachers mainly. It will be held online with real-time meetups. The
participants will, if successful, receive a diploma from WMSE, with the
same gradings used at the Swedish Wikipedia for articles, i.e. recommended,
good and excellent.

Johan Andersen is awarded first price in the category Buildings and Best
series of images.
Council of the Swedish Central Museums

Our workshops continued, three were held during November and meetings about
collaborations in exhibitions and preparations for batch-uploads were also
on the agenda.
Wikipedian in residence

An ending seminar of the WiR at the Swedish National Heritage Board were
Wiki Loves Monuments

A price ceremony were held at the conference FSCONS (Free Society and
Culture Nordic Summit).
Wiki Skills
The Wiki Skills brochure.

Leo is back from the partners coordination meeting in Athens. Anna has been
working on the economic reporting. Sophie has been printing the learning
scenario brochures which we will use partly for dissemination of the
project and partly as material for the courses. It will be used as a
complement to the learning scenarios of Wikipedia in

We are about to plan the content of the courses in more detail. In
preparation for this we have been giving some feedback to the Definition of
training scenarios and training
the Guidelines for
the Evaluation 

We have been preparing a course
a registration 
has been sent out to invite our target group (which consists of teachers of
trainees and of students in vocational training. Other teachers from
secondary education may be welcome as well).

Europeana Awareness

An event page <> was
created on Meta to coordinate an international series of parallel
edit-a-thons with World War I as the theme. The edit-a-thons will take
place in a number of countries in Europe. If everything goes according to
plans, the events will take place at the 29th of June 2013.
Wiki Loves Public Art (WLPA)

Vinnova has given us funds to create a database about public artworks in
Sweden. A database developer will be identified and the work will have to
start as soon as possible. See our blog post in Swedish and

A new national coordinator in Sweden and a person that will organize a few
supporting events for the photo contest was identified and will start
working with the contest in December 2012.

A new web designer are now working on getting the international website up
and running as soon as possible. We had some initial difficulties but it is
now progressing very well and a first version is up and running on

The organizing team for WLPA in Sweden had a very good meeting with The
National Public Art Council Sweden (Statens konstråd) and they are very
positive to the idea and are looking into how they can be involved in both
the creation of the database and in the Wiki Loves Public Art contest.
Nordic cooperation
The yearbook.
Meeting of the Nordic Chapters

The third meeting between the Nordic Chapters was held in connection with
the FSCONS conference in Göteborg, November 10.

It was confirmed that the second phase of the project for the support of
the Sami Wikipedia should be led by Wikimedia Norway and be a
cross-the-border project.
Booklet on the activities by the Nordic chapters

The yearbook project was sucessfully finished with the printing of the
booklet *Working with the Wikimedia Chapters in Denmark, Norway and Sweden* (in
English). A second edition might be produced early 2014. A few copies will
be distributed to all chapters.
PresentationsWorkshop with the *Salemportalen* project

Salemportalen is a Swedish language Wikipedia project driven by the Salem
Municipality Library och the Salem Local Community Association (Salems
Hembygdsförening). Two members of Wikimedia Sverige participated in a
workshop at the Salem Municipality Library and held a training course on
editing and on uploading of pictures to Wikimedia Commons.
InternalBoard meeting

A board meeting was held on November 12 (combined physical meeting/Google
Hangout). Minutes are available in Swedish. Important
notes on internal character was approval of; a new policy for working hours
of employees, policy for communication and guidelines for Conflicts of

Recruitment of an CEO was started. The post was announced in i.a. the paper
journal *Platsjournalen*. Applications were accepted until November 30.

Contracts with Sophie Österberg (Education manager) and Axel Pettersson
(GLAM manager) were extended.
Legal advice

We consulted a legal firm to ensure that we use CiviCRM in compliance with
Swedish privacy laws.

*Best wishes,*
*Jan Ainali*

Chairman, Wikimedia Sverige <>
Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately directed 
to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia community. For more 
information about Wikimedia-l:
WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list

Reply via email to