Wikipedian in Residence at the Swiss National Archives from the 1st July

The Swiss Federal Archives and Wikimedia CH are joining forces to review
source materials from the Federal Archives and publish them online through a
Wikipedian in Residence. The first joint project will provide access to a
photographic collection on the First World War.

The Wikipedian in Residence at the Swiss Federal Archives started work at
the beginning of July.  Micha L. Rieser has been an active Wikipedian since
2005 (user page:  <> He will assist the
Federal Archives in publishing selected documents as part of Wikimedia
projects and advise the Federal Archives staff on how to contribute to
Wikipedia. Micha Rieser is also the contact for anyone in the Wikipedia
community wishing to learn more about the tasks and fonds of the Federal

This project was initiated by Wikimedia CH’s volunteers, Rupert Thurner and
Beat Estermann. Wikimedia CH’ volunteers and CAO had several meeting with
the Federal Archives’ direction and an agreement was signed on April : a
paid Wikipedian in Residence will be hired for a period of 4-6 months by the
Swiss Archives. Wikimedia CH will share the salary costs with the Archives
and advertise the position in the movement, as well as give advice on the

Chantal Ebongué 

Wikimedia CH -  <>

Escaliers-du-Marché 2 - 1003 Lausanne - Switzerland  

Office +41 (0)21 340 66 20 - cell phone +41 (0)78 744 21 82

Skype : chantal.ebongue -


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