Wikimedia Sverige

"Wikimedia Sverige - årsmöte 2009 Karl Sigfrid" by Hannibal, under public domain

Interview: Former Swedish Member of Parliament now lobbies for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels

Swedish politician Karl Sigfrid discusses his lobbying work for digital rights and Wikimedia in the European Union. Sigfrid was a Member of Parliament (the Riksdag) in Sweden for the Moderate Party from 2006 to 2014. He now works as a volunteer for Wikimedia Sverige in Brussels […]

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"Järnvägsmuseet, Kristianstad - 2013-05-03 - 10" by Haxpett, under CC BY 4.0

Photos aside, how else does Wiki Loves Monuments deliver?

For the past four years, Wikimedia Sverige has organized the photo contest Wiki Loves Monumentsin Sweden. Besides getting great photos to showcase Wikipedia and involving many new photographers, we have noticed another benefit from the contest that has received little attention.

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<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Translatewiki.net_logo.svg">"Translatewiki.net logo"</a> by <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sarang">Sarang</a>, under <a href="">PD ineligible</a>

Translatewiki.net in the Swedish spotlight

Most Swedes have a basic understanding of English, but many of them are far from being fluent. Hence, it is important that different computer programs are localized so that they can also work in Swedish and other languages. This helps people avoid mistakes and makes the users work faster and more efficienttly. But how is this done?

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The Umepedia Challenge has now ended!

The Umepedia Challenge is the latest part of the work done in the QRpedia project Umepedia. The winner will, amongst other things, be able to showcase this on her/his user page. Everybody who takes part in the Challenge and through their efforts helps us once again to show how fantastic…

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“No interviews. Except for Wikipedia!” – Documenting the Eurovision Song Contest on Wikimedia Commons

One of my photos of Conchita Wurst. A few days ago this photo was selected as a “Quality image“ I like to illustrate Wikipedia articles, and I like to take unique photos. When Swedish singer Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, it meant the Eurovision was…

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Wikipedia helps immigrants learn Swedish

Some of the SFI students in Värnamo during their introductory Wikipedia workshop. To start using the Internet as an adult can be hard. In 2013 Wikimedia Sverige decided to reach out to a very underrepresented group of people – immigrants. In Sweden, research has shown that immigrants learning Swedish as…

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Brainstorming about Wikipedia’s diversity

A large group of people from all over the world gathered in Berlin to find ways to improve our diversity. It was a busy schedule (my workshop is the second one from the bottom in the middle). Recently I was able to participate in the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Berlin…

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Swedish Museums freely sharing images from their collections

Porträtt, Rudolf II som Vertumnus. Guiseppe Arcimboldo – Skoklosters slott – 87582 (This is a post by Karin Nilsson and Fredrik Andersson of  The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and The Hallwyl museum in Sweden to announce the release of images in their collections and the addition of many of them to…

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WikiSkills helps teachers use Wikipedia in their courses

WikiSkills is a part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and its purpose is to teach teachers how to use collaborative tools like wikis for teaching. Wikimedia Sverige, the official Wikimedia chapter in Sweden, is one of eight partners involved in WikiSkills, and though the project will end in…

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A series of parallel WWI edit-a-thons in seven countries

This post is available in 3 languages: Svenska • Ελληνικά  • English English This postcard was uploaded from Europeana by a volunteer and it now illustrate the English GA article SMS Hessen. This is just an example of the beautiful images of old ships uploaded during the day. This image is now…

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