Nyhetsbrev/Nummer 5, 2008/english
NEWSLETTER WIKIMEDIA SVERIGE NO 5/08
STATUS OF THE ORGANISATION
After approximately 10 months Wikimedia Sverige soon have 125 members. We have had much positive feedback.
THE GOTHENBURG BOOK FAIR
September 25-28 Wikimedia Sverige is participating in the Gothenburg Book Fair. It is the biggest book fair in the Nordic countries with well over 100.000 visitors. Wikimedia Sverige will have a programme where passers-by can learn about Wikipedia and its sister projects. Also, we take pictures of celebrities for Commons, inform them about FSCONS and Wikipedia Academy and sell merchandise. More about our presence there you can read about (in Swedish) here: http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bok_och_Biblioteksm%C3%A4ssan_2008.
WIKIREADER 1: SWEDISH BIRDS
Wikimedia Sverige have created its first WikiReader. It can be mail ordered from http://www.vulkan.se. Read more about it here: http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Svenska_f%C3%A5glar (in Swedish). The book will premiere at the Book Fair.
CHANGES IN THE BOARD
During August Andreas Vilén elected to stop being part of the board. The board is presently looking for a new candidate.
October 21–22 Wikimedia Sverige will be present at the Internet-days, a fair where large portions of the Swedish IT industry meet. One of the main speakers is Lars Aronsson from the board of Wikimedia Sverige. More info at: http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Internetdagarna_2008
Together with Free Software Foundation Europe and Creative Commons, Wikimedia Sverige is arranging a conference about a free society, containing free software, free licences and free content. This conference will take part October 24-26th at the IT-university in Gothenburg. Many fine speakers will be there.
The two day long conference about Wikipedia, Wikipedia Academy, is arranged by Wikimedia Sverige and the university library of Lund. It is held in Lund November 12-13, but you can already register at: http://www.lub.lu.se/wikipediaacademy.html. Focus is on Wikipedia's part in research, scientific communication and education. Some of the themes are:
- What is Wikipedia? Why write on Wikipedia?
- Scientific communication
- Wikipedia as a pedagogical took
- Source criticism
- Wikipedia in society
More info at: http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Projekt:Wikipedia_Academy.
At Wikimania Wikimedia Sverige was represented by Jan Ainali, Lars Aronsson, Kristoffer Mellberg and Einar Spetz. Einar presented his essay (http://www.regionbiblioteket.se/upload/_Dokument/wikipedia.pdf).
- September 19, Culture Night in the City Library, Karlstad
- September 25-28, Book Fair, Göteborg
- October 2, 15.00, open lecture, Karlstad University
- October8-9, Lund online, buyers for the libraries meet
- October 21–22, Internet-days, Stockholm
- October 24-26, FSCONS in Göteborg.
- November 12-13, Wikipedia Academy, Lund
- November 27-28, SFIS autumn conference, Stockholm
WHAT WE'VE DONE SINCE LAST NEWSLETTER
- July 16-19, Wikimania, Egypten
- 11, lecture, mother tongue teachers, Linköping
- August 19, press release, Quadriga-award
- September 9, lecture, Härnösand's university and community library
- September 10, wiki meetup, Sundsvall
- September 12, lecture, Göteborg community library
At our web shop you can buy all sorts of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Sverige-prints. It's at: http://wikimediasverige.spreadshirt.net. Please buy plenty of things from there.
A BOOK ABOUT WIKIPEDIA
At the Book Fair Lennart Guldbrandsson's book ”Så fungerar Wikipedia” will premiere as well. It is a broad non-fiction book which answers most of the FAQ, describes Wikipedia's history and teaches beginners how to edit. The book also contains an exclusive interview with Jimmy Wales. ”Så fungerar Wikipedia” is sold though http://www.vulkan.se and at the Book Fair.
The next newsletter will come in the beginning of December. Until then you can be updated on what happens in Wikimedia Sverige on http://se.wikimedia.org.
The board of Wikimedia Sverige
Lennart Guldbrandsson (chair), Jan Ainali (secretary), Anders Wennersten, Johan Schiff, Lars Aronsson and Kristoffer Mellberg