Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Sverige/201109

This is the Chapters report for Wikimedia Sverige, September 2011.

Board meetingEdit

We had two board meetings, minutes available in Swedish. [1], [2]

Wiki Loves MonumentsEdit

The competition was a success with over 5000 uploaded pictures. We partnered with the Nordic Museum (Nordiska museet) and the Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet) and prices will be announced at 12 October. We have blogged about it in Swedish. [3]

Strategy meetingEdit

The board had a two day strategy meeting to make it posible to plan the operations for next year. Notes are available in English (and partly in Swedish). [4]

Operations 2012Edit

Ater the member meeting last month and the strategy evening mentioned above, a programme plan for the operations in 2012 was developed and posted on meta. [5]

The Gothenburg book fairEdit

In the booth at the book fair.

For the fifth year in a row we participated at the book fair in Gothenburg, the second largest in Europe. Besides having a booth where we talked about Wikipedia we also took plenty of pictures and made interviews. Uploading is in progress to Commons. [6] We blogged about it in Swedish. [7]

Pool of technologyEdit

From the annnouncment of the Nobel prize.

To overcome tecnological problems in creating high quality media for Wikimedia Commons we have started to build a pool of things that can be borrowed to make this possible. [8] Media will be tagged and end up in a Category, which already has over 170 files. [9]

Community projectsEdit

Inspired by Wikimedia Deutschland, we have had an application round for community projects and some have been selected. Amongst the chosen, areal photos from a baloon, student clubs and street panels (inspired by Wikimédia France) were some. All are listed in Swedish here. [10]


We have invested in some give-aways so that we have some on stock. Right now we are having plenty of decals, lanyards, pins and pencils.

Upcoming in OctoberEdit

  • 10-16, article writing contest about Nobel leaureates in cooperation with the Nobel Museum. [11]
  • 12, price ceremony for Wiki loves monuments at the Nordic Museum.