CIS-A2K/Events/Hindi Wikisource Community skill-building workshop

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[[ ADVACNE SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOP | Hindi Wikisource Community |Kolkata]]
Hindi Wikisource Community skill-building workshop | 25-26 March 2023 | India

Title Hindi Wikisource
Community skill-building workshop
Dates 25-26 March 2023
Timings 9:00 am – 6:00 pm IST
Venue TBA
Trainer Jayanta Nath
Status Planning

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 with support Hindi Wikimedians User Group, continuous sustainable road maps, future plan, and GLAM development towards Wikisource project in respective languages.

The broad goals of skill-building workshop are:

  • to promote, develop, strengthen, and support the collaboration between Hindi Wikisource users.
  • to support sharing the knowledge, experience and best practices among participants, and offer a space to improve their skills, discuss persistent issues and cherish each other’s work.
  • to support the growth of Hindi Wikisource Community by connecting them with experienced proofreader.
  • to document the learning from various activities, which include projects, campaigns, events, etc. by community members in the past years, for later use.
  • to strategize for the next few years, on how we can together shape up the movement in India and contribute to the growth of the South Asia region at large.


  • Date selection: 25-26 March 2023 YesY
  • Registration: Closed
  • Venue: YesY
  • Announcement and selection of the participants :YesY
  • Logistics: Information collection process :YesY

Who can join?[edit]

  • Wikimedian who is currently residing in northern states in India. ( scenically Hindi language speaking area)
  • Actively involved and recently active on Hindi Wikisource Projects.
  • At least 3000+ Page-namespace edits in Hindi Wikisource till 31 January 2023
  • Note: Partial participation (eg, can not attend fully, but attend most/some of the workshop) is not allowed.


The Fern Residency Kolkata
204, Biswa Bangla Sarani, Noapara,
Sukanta Pally, Rajarhat,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700157
Google Map location


Mentor and trainer[edit]

Agenda and Schedule[edit]

We are expecting all delegates should come to the venue on Friday, September 24rd evening. This would allow people to take early in the morning of the 25th and still make it on time.

Friday,March 24rd[edit]

  • 6 pm to 8 pm: informal meetup of delegates.

Saturday, March 25th[edit]

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am to 9:30 am: Hindi Wikisource: scope, focus area and future - by ANIRUDDHA KUMAR
  • 9:30 am to 10:00: copyrights, internet uploader and community best practices.-Ajit Tiwari
  • 10:30 am to 10:45 am: Session by ANIRUDDHA KUMAR
  • 10:45 to 11:00 -Index page and Pagelist creation Advance Wikisource techniques -by Jayanta Nath
  • 11:00 am to 11:20 am: Tea break
  • 11:20 am to 12:50 pm: Wikisource for research -NEELAM KUMARI
  • 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm to 3:10 pm: Partnership, content (books) re-license, scope and objective: brainstorming-Group Discussion
  • 3:10 pm to 3:30 pm: Tea break
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm:Advance proofreading techniques Advance Wikisource tools, gadgets- Jayanta Nath
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Troubleshooting and sharing knowledge with Each other, One-one training each other.

Official session ends here

  • 6 pm onwards: Knowledge sharing

Sunday, March 26th[edit]

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Hindi 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 & Hindi Wikimedia meetups and open forum.


  • 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 to attend this meeting/workshop, flight travel may be reimbursed with prior approval from the organizing team. our travel policies will apply as describe in CIS-A2K/Requests/Projects.
  • 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 non-hindi states?
  • Apologies, this is a zonal advance level workshop.specific for Hindi language Wikisource active user. Please let us know if you want to have a similar workshop in your zone. You may email jayanta(_AT_)
  • 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_)
  • 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 5000+ page namespace proofread and 1000-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_)