The International Archives Week will take place from
June 3 to June 9, 2019.
We invite you to help us completing and improving the presence ofSwiss Archives on
Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.
Thank you for participating!
This campaign is a joint initiative of Wikimedia Switzerland
and the Association of Swiss Archivists.
Designing the Archives in the 21st Century
International Archives Week 2019 will focus on how to implement new models for archives to serve the citizens, customers, stakeholders and communities.What does this mean exactly?
The profession of the single actors in the landscape of archives, such as data and information managers, records managers and archivists is changing. In this changing environment, Archives need to develop approaches and opportunities for human-centred design to ensure brining benefits to citizens, customers, stakeholders and communities.
This cross cuts, not only geographical boundaries, but sectors and industries. Therefore, this week serves as a platform to discuss new concepts together with with archivists representing all sectors and industries from architecture to fashion, engineering to environmental management, public-sector and private-sector.
Moreover, this week serves as platform for the public. From paper to digital, how are you designing your archives for the 21st century? Challenging what people think archives should do and how to transform! Help tell the world what archives in the 21st Century are about!
Geographic Archives Map linked to Wikimedia Content
The following geographic map locates Swiss Archives, based on Wikidata records. The Association of Swiss Archivists donated the mata data on Swiss Archives to Wikimedia, to be uploaded into Wikidata.
If you want to know which Swiss archives already have a Wikipedia article and which do not, as well as the respective quality of the article, you can find out by using the link to the interactive map below. If you are a Wikidata specialist, help us to inject additional meta data into Wikidata to complete the information base for Swiss Archives.
Have fun exploring!
How to read the geographic map:
Black symbols: no Wikipedia article
Red symbols: one Wikipedia article
Orange symbols: at least two Wikipedia articles
Green symbols: four Wikipedia articles
Participate & make a Difference
For Wikipedia contributors and anyone who wants to contribute to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
Every contribution counts: improving or completing an existing article, creating a completely new one, or uploading images to Wikimedia Commons. You want to contribute to Wikipedia or to Wikimedia Commons, but you do not know how? In this case we invite you to one of our editing workshops. Write us an email:
If the cultural organization you work for is interested in working on its presence on Wikipedia or, as a professional, you would like to learn more about Wikimedia Association and our projects in collaboration with cultural institutions, please contact us
debora.lopomowikimedia.ch / Partnership and Program Manager for Cultural Institutions on a national level
If you like to write about the International Archives Week or Wikmedia Associaction and / or have questions, then contact our Communication Manager, Mr. Andy Treichler at: