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Wiki Rescue / Wiki Salbar is an initiative of Bikol Wikipedia Community and a response to the call-to-action of Wikisource Loves Manuscripts for the digitization of manuscripts on Wikisource.


  • Complete transcription of first book on Philippine-based Wikisource projects Done
  • Complete proofreading of first book on the local project
  • Conduct proofread-a-thon at a partner institution Done
  • Become a learning partner of Wikisource Loves Manuscripts Done

Primary Activities


1. Manuscript digitization The core activity of this project is to digitize old publications belonging to individuals and institutions (James O'Brien SJ Library, University of Nueva Caceres Museum, Raul S. Roco Library) that are in danger of being damaged. All pages of the manuscript will be photographed (or scanned) and a digital copy will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons under sufficient Creative Common license. Each old publication bundle will be provided with sufficient metadata via Wikidata.

2. Wikisource proofread-a-thon Old publications that have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and with metadata will then be processed through a transcription process using Wikisource. Interested individuals and staff of partner institutions will be introduced to how Wikisource works. Wiki Recue Challange will be held to encourage participation.

3. Learning Partnership Bikol Wikipedia Community has signed up to become a learning on Wikisource Loves Manuscripts project.


Webinar on Wikimedia event poster featuring LiAnna Davis and Satdeep Gill as resource speakers
June 7 2024 via Google Meet - Session

On 2 December 2022, as part of the celebration of the 15th birthday of Bikol Wikipedia, a 2-hour virtual seminar Webinar on Wikimedia was conducted at Fr. James O'Brien SJ Library in Naga City in partnership with the Ateneo de Naga University and the Bikol Wikimedia Community. The webinar featured two topics on Wikipedia and Education, and Wikisource. Three invited reactors gave insights and commentaries on the topics.[1]

The very first Wiki Rescue activity was conducted on February 24 to 25, 2023 to add content on Bikol Wikisource. Featured for its inaugural activity is a rare copy of the 1986 Philippine Constitution in the Bikol language.

The WILMA Learning Partners Network trainings and workshops ran from October 10, 2023 to March 14, 2024. Among the twelve community members who successfully finished the course was Irvin Sto. Tomas. They completed the trainings and presented their intent to expand the Wikisource Loves Manuscripts project to their language.

Contest: Wikisource Loves Manuscripts PH Proofread-a-thon

Start date and time: 2024-06-08 08:00:01
End date and time: 2024-07-01 07:59:59
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Index pages
User Points Contributions Validations
Maffeth.opiana 244 128 70 Details
Flory Arce Florendo 80 28 2 Details
Minalabac 68 38 23 Details
Delimaangelo19 60 20 0 Details
Merryrhose 43 19 7 Details
Vianca Picaso 36 12 0 Details
Els1523 33 19 12 Details
Rocelle Delos Santos 30 10 0 Details
Jerry Lyn Adana 30 10 0 Details
Ephemoon 27 11 3 Details
Angelica Sevilla 27 9 0 Details
Aileen155 27 9 0 Details
Yanni 00 24 8 0 Details
Aceyork Sinogba 24 8 0 Details
M.Angel03 24 8 0 Details
Max Kareem 21 7 0 Details
Reina L. Buela 21 7 0 Details
Regiene Sardalla 12 4 0 Details
Tonette20 12 4 0 Details
Milky Dasalla 7 5 4 Details
Sigridtaurien 7 3 1 Details
Maicah24 6 2 0 Details
Louiesemendez 2 2 2 Details

Webinar on Wikimedia at Fr. James O'Brien Library - Ateneo de Naga University on December 2, 2023

Wiki Rescue Session - Naga City on February 24-25, 2023

Bikol Wikisource Forum at University Museum - University of Nueva Caceres on March 4, 2023

Proofreading Wikisource at PH-WC Annual Meeting in Naga City on March 18, 2023

Wikisource Loves Manuscripts PH training June 7 & 8, 2024

Interested Members


Add your username below if you are interested to collaborate in the success of the project.

  1. Filipinayzd (talk) 10:49, 20 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Derk29 (talk) 06:42, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  3. ShiminUfesoj (talk) 07:09, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Jp2593 (talk) 08:49, 12 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Maffeth.opiana (talk) 13:27, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Minalabac (talk) 14:08, 14 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]