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International Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 Part IV: Why and How can our Heritage be Connected and Open?

- March 16, 2016 in Connected Open Heritage, crowdsource, KÖK, Kopplat Öppet Kulturarv, Open Data Day, Wikimedia Sverige

This is the second part out of a four part series reporting on the International Open Data Day Stockholm 2016. Read part I, II and III.

Connected Open Heritage (Kopplat Öppet Kulturarv, KÖK in Swedish) is a project by Wikimedia Sweden. It aims to update and make our cultural heritage data more available on Wikimedia projects. We altogether talked about the possibilities and the potential risks of the project, it was really mind opening experience to listen to all ideas. After this last session of discussing projects we gathered in a circle again to check-out with the question “What do I bring with me from Open Data Day Stockholm?“. Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 21 Sharing project developments, crowdsourcing learning & perspectives, users’ expert insights, feedback – those were the main activities and they really gave a lot of useful input to the continuation of these projects. And they have already shown to be interesting for participants who want to learn more about open data, learn and engage more in projects! Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 16 At the end, after some nice talks, cookies and coffees the workshop was over and, I already start to look forward for the next event. Thank you for reading this blog series. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you want us to organize an event in your area – let’s figure something out together! Our blog post with the invitation to the event is published here.
The event on the wiki for OpenDataDay.org is located here. The International Open Data Day in Stockholm 2016 was held on 5th March at the Wikimedia Sweden offices hosted by Open Knowledge Sweden and Wikimedia Sweden.

International Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 Part I: How can one host an Inclusive Open Data Day?

- March 13, 2016 in AskTheEu, crowdsource, crowdsourcing, digitisation, eu, event, FrågaStaten, Global Open Data Index, godi, KÖK, Local Open Data Index, LODI, Open Data Day, Wikimedia Sverige

This is the first part out of a four part series recap from the International Open Data Day Stockholm 2016.

Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 37 The question of inclusivity was one of the questions explored this year in Stockholm by inviting people into the world of open data. The focus was on participation and user input for the projects that Open Knowledge Sweden and Wikimedia Sweden are running. The International Open Data Day in Stockholm 2016 was held on 5th March at the Wikimedia Sweden offices. It was a relaxed atmosphere and very casual event – yet very productive! The featured projects were FrågaStaten.se, Local Open Data Index with both regions and municipalities as well as the project on Connected Open Cultural Heritage Data (Kopplade Öppna Kulturarvsdata) (KÖK) in Swedish. Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 09 It all started off very calm and inviting with mingling as participants were arriving and the last preparation were taken care of. Then the workshop session started off with some welcoming words and a circle in a check-in letting participants share their names and answer the question: “Why are you here today?”. It was a diverse group of people who had come for different reasons all with diverse backgrounds three short presentations. It then followed with a 10-minute presentation from each featured project explaining their concepts and philosophies, introducing them to participants to get an insight of the projects. Stay put for the next part of this four part series about International Open Data Day Stockholm 2016. Open Data Day Stockholm 2016 25 Our blog post with the invitation to the event is published here.
The event on the wiki for OpenDataDay.org is located here. The International Open Data Day in Stockholm 2016 was held on 5th March at the Wikimedia Sweden offices hosted by Open Knowledge Sweden and Wikimedia Sweden.