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COUNTRY’S cultural heritage visible for the world on Wikipedia
Cultural heritage data is of great importance in our digital world. COUNTRY is one of the 60 countries that has contributed to the largest collection data containing information about cultural buildings and monuments. COUNTRY will now be able to show important cultural and historical artefacts to millions of readers of Wikipedia.
The recent upload of data sets on cultural heritage to Wikidata will make it easy to search the web for COUNTRY’S important cultural historical buildings and monuments on Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most used website and largest encyclopedia. Millions of readers will now be able to get information about COUNTRY’s great history. A total of NUMBER items have been uploaded to Wikidata with a free and open license.
By making the cultural heritage accessible and searchable for tourists, students and knowledge seekers, it will make it easier than ever to learn about COUNTRY’s interesting past and present, and all the beauty there is to be seen in the country.
Local volunteers made it possible
Local volunteers have worked together with cultural institutions in COUNTRY, to identify and collect suitable information needed to organize the photo competition Wiki Loves Monuments, which is held once a year in September. Wiki Loves Monuments is the largest photo contest in the world, and focus on images showing cultural heritage.
– Together we can make a difference. Wikimedia hopes to be able to cooperate with museums, archives and libraries, to continue the work and digitize more cultural heritage for future preservation, says WIKIPEDIAN IN COUNTRY
Wikimedia Sverige (Wikimedia Sweden) has been an active partner by sharing technical know-how, experience and information about how to include all the data in the different Wikimedia projects. All this has been done within the project Connected Open Heritage.
About Wikidata (Wikidata Main Page)
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, and others.
Wikidata also provides support to many other sites and services beyond just Wikimedia projects. The content of Wikidata is available under a free license, exported using standard formats, and can be interlinked to other open data sets on the linked data web.
About Wikipedia (English Wikipedia article on Wikipedia)
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia with the aim to allow anyone to edit articles. Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet and is ranked the fifth-most popular website. Wikipedia is maintained by the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation.
About Wikimedia Sverige (Only in Swedish: Main Web Page)
Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden) is a non-profit association that works to make knowledge accessible and free for everyone. It is the Swedish chapter of Wikimedia Foundation – a non-profit organisation supporting Wikipedia.