CIS-A2K conducted a Filmi datathon workshop on 16 October 2022 for Marathi volunteers who are interested in Marathi filmi songs and wish to contribute in Wikidata on the occasion of tenth birthday of Wikidata. As the data about Marathi songs is negligible in Wikidata, the volunteers have started compiling the data first on excel sheet from two resourceful websites. Total 8 volunteers attended the workshop to learn basics of Wikidata and Open Refine tool. The Wikidata expert and organiser of Filmi Datathon, Bodhisattwa guided in the session. Three volunteers with some technical background are learning Open Refine for exporting the data into Wikidata. A detailed session on Open Refine for technical people is also proposed.
After the workshop, in next 10 days, total 7 volunteers have collectively created metadata of 710 Marathi songs by exploring various websites on internet. The songs' items were created on Wikidata with the help of User:Bodhisattwa by running Open Refine tool.
Before the datathon, most film songs were of Bengali language
After the datathon, songs of Hindi and Marathi languages increased significantly in numbers on Wikidata