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[[ WORKSHOP | Gujarati Wikisource Community skill-building workshop |Ahmedabad]]
Gujarati Wikisource Community skill-building workshop | 24-26 September 2022 | India

Title Gujarati Wikisource
Community skill-building workshop
Dates 24-26 September 2022
Timings 9:00 am – 6:00 pm IST
Venue TBA
Trainer Jayanta Nath
Status Planning
EtherPad https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/guws2022

After Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 in Kolkata in 2018, the CIS-A2K conducted the Wikisource workshops in different languages. Among them were Punjabi Wikisource Workshop, Patiala, Gujarati Wikisource Workshop, Ahmedabad Marathi Wikisource Workshop, Pavel, Tamil Wikisource Workshop, Salem and Assamese Wikisource Workshop, Guwahati Wikisource community. CIS-A2K conducted all these Wikisource workshops in 2019.

Today, after 3 years of the Covid Pandemic, we want to go back again to those Wikisource language communities, Where the language community stands today after we planned and worked three years ago for those communities. We will plan to revisit to same communities to discuss, develop, and strengthen to the next level.

CIS-A2K will conduct an advanced level Wikisource workshop, continuous sustainable road maps, future plan, and GLAM development towards Wikisource project in respective languages.


  • Registration Done
  • Venue: Done
  • Announcement and selection of the participants Done
  • Logistics: Information collection process - Done

Who can join?[edit]

  • Wikimedian who is currently residing in Gujarat in India.
  • Actively involved and recently active on Wikimedia Projects.
  • At least 1000+ Pagenamespace edits in Gujarati Wikisource till 31 March 2022
  • Note: Partial participation (eg, can not attend fully, but attend most/some of the workshop) is not allowed.


Hotel Riverview
Nehru Bridge, Near Sakar VII, Vishalpur, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009, India
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/uND5AbKoLxVMWWgA8


  1. Gazal world (talk) 05:35, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Sushant savla (talk) 05:42, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. KartikMistry (talk) 13:47, 31 May 2022 (UTC) (Wikipedia)[reply]
  4. Aniket (talk) 13:48, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Satish Patel 01:16, 1 June 2022 (UTC)
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Agenda and Schedule[edit]

We are expecting all delegates should come to the venue on Friday, September 23rd evening. This would allow people to take early in the morning of the 24th and still make it on time.

Friday,September 23rd[edit]

  • 6 pm to 9 pm: informal meetup of delegates.

Saturday, September 24th[edit]

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Gujarati Wikisource: scope, focus area and future - by Ananth Rathor problems will be discussed by volunteers
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am: Gujarati Wikisource status by Jayanta Nath
  • 10:30 am to 10:45 am: Index page and Pagelist creation Advance Wikisource techniques -by Jayanta Nath
  • 10:45 to 11:00 - Editing session
  • 11:00 am to 11:20 am: Tea break
  • 11:20 am to 12:50 pm: Advance proofreading techniques Advance Wikisource tools, gadgets- Jayanta Nath
  • 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm to 3:10 pm: Partnership, content (books) relicense, scope and objective: brainstorming-Group Discussion
  • 3:10 pm to 3:30 pm: Tea break
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Troubleshooting and sharing knowledge with Each other, One-one training each other.

Official session ends here

  • 5 pm onwards: Knowledge sharing

Sunday, September 25th[edit]

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Gujarati Wikisource future Road Map -by Jayanta Nath
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am: Transclusion Session
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am: Editing Session for transclusion
  • 11:00 am to 11:20 am: Tea break
  • 11:20 am to 12:50 pm: Categorization & tools and gadgets
  • 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm to 3:10 pm: Brainstorming and roadmap-Group Discussion
  • 3:10 pm to 3:30 pm: Tea break
  • 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Main Page Design & Editing.

Official session ends here

  • 4 pm onwards: Knowledge sharing & Gujarati Wikimedia meetups and open forum.

Monday, September 26th[edit]

  • Gujarati Wikimedia Community meetups


  • Is it residential training?
  • Yes. Every participant is expected to come before the main event day and wish to spend a full event day.
  • Are you going to support my accommodation during the workshop?
  • Yes. We will arrange your accommodation
  • Are you going to support my travel during the workshop?
  • Bus/Train/Auto/Taxi/Cab will be reimbursed for an original fare ticket by CIS-A2k. (please send your original ticket to CIS-A2K OR hand it over to the organiser team member). If any participant comes from different states or countries to attend this meeting/workshop, flight travel may be reimbursed with prior approval from the organizing team.
  • Can I bring my friend/brother(...) to the workshop?
  • Kindly no, not during the workshop.
  • Why can't I attend the workshop, if I am not from the mentioned Gujarat states?
  • Apologies, this is a zonal workshop. Please let us know if you want to have a similar workshop in your zone. You may email jayanta(_AT_)cis-india.org
  • Can we set an agenda without this topic?
  • Apologies, this is a Wikisource-specific workshop. Please let us know if you want to have a Wikipedia or any other Wikimedia project workshop in your zone. You may email vishnu(_AT_)cis-india.org
  • I am a new contributor in Wikisoure or I have no experience in Wikisource. Am I eligible to join this event?
  • Apologies, the workshop is not for you. This is a Wikisource advance level workshop. A minimum 1000+ page namespace proofread and 200-page validation with proper standard format and long-term contributor of Wikisource user can eligible to apply for joining.

Please let us know if you want to have a Wikisource Basic workshop in your zone. You may email vishnu(_AT_)cis-india.org


The last workshop for Gujarati Wikisource was held in 2019. After such a long gap due to COVID, during the Gujarati Wikisource Workshop at Ahmedabad, India,User:Sushant savla and User:Gazal world requested to conduct a Wikisource-specific Workshop for Gujaratie Wikisource Community at Ahmedabad. The community planned this workshop with a concise duration and CIS-A2K has tried to organise it at their best effort. So CIS-A2K team conducted a workshop for GujaratiCommunity at Ahmedabad. A total of 10 participants were present at this event. Some feedback can be found here.

The following objectives were planned for this workshop and meetup.

  • To enhance the quality & skills of active GujaratiWikisource editors.
  • To explain the group to Advance Wikisource tools.
  • To encourage Wiki librarians to meet each other face to face as hosts after a 3-year gap.


Day 0

Day 0 Most of all participants came in at night or late at night so we have no Day0 official discussion.

Day 1

Day 1 began with an introduction round and during the introduction round, the participants briefly shared about their wiki activities. The Wikisource workshop session started with a brief introduction. where we have discussed what is Wikisource, Why Wikisource and its potential Scope GujaratiWikisource Explain. Copyright Status of a Book explained. Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread, Validate, Transclusion) and Indic Wikisource Stats. A hands-on session was conducted on proofreading sessions versus books.

Day 2

During the workshop and meetup some of the topics discussed/trained were:

  1. Scope GujaratiWikisource Explain.
  2. Copyright Status of a Book explained.
  3. Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread, Validate, Transclusion)
  4. Indic Wikisource Stats Explain.
  5. Indic OCR Explain
  6. Most used templates/best practices in Wikisource.
  7. Transclusion explain
  8. all other advanced level skills have been shared with the community as per their needs and agenda.


  • Conduct the workshop even if the low participation is very good.
  • Organised a workshop/ Meetup for a small community always.
  • Community needs backup support for scanning work to increase the number of books in Gujarati Wikisource.

Expences details[edit]

From 24 to 26 September 2022
Sl.No Details Amount INR
1 Hotel bill (Accommodation meeting hall and food Expenses) 1,08,000
2 Travel Expenses Wikisource Program officer 23,447
3 Participants Travel and food Expenses 15,817
Total Expenses 1,47,264