CIS-A2K/IRC meeting 2020-04-19
IRC Chat log
Welcome all! hope you all are safe and having happy time...
Let us start. This IRC is for taking review of some online activities going on in India in this lockdown period, as well as some proposed events in near future. I request all members to give their valuable inputs, ideas and suggestions.
Hello, I had a quick question, the lockdown officially ends in India on 3rd May (so far as per the government), so why not shift Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon to an earlier date
Jayanta, what is your opinion on this?
For more info see - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Indic_Wikisource_Proofreadthon
The event is declared today only, so communities need at least a week to prepare imo
So even say 25th April - 5th May could be a better choice
Officially lock-down end in India 3rd May, but WMF stopped all offline events still September. So this Proofreadthon for Indias lockdown period.
Are there any other points regarding the Wikisource proofreadathon?
I didn't understand from the response. I do have a second question, however, will there be en.wikisource also ? I am much more active there than hi
Is fountain/any other tool available for proofreadathon counting?
As per my understanding we are supposed add books to the lists which are already OCRed and not proof read , is that correct? or we can list any classic?
we have two different tools to track the activity on Wikisource.
abhinav619: sorry, Proofreadthon is not conducted for Indias lockdown period.
Yes Dnyanada, we have to list books, which are incomplete or just OCR'd .
Dnyanada: OCRed or Non OCRed both can be use for this edithon.
Can we know which language Wikisource communities are represented in this IRC?
abhinav619: Thanks for your suggestion, 25th April - 5th May, let wait, if whole community is prepare to do this edithon, we have no issue.
Regarding period, I think we can have more iterations also.
It's good to see many communities developing COVID-19 related articles on their WP. Some have started Wiki Projects also. Can anyone explain more about this? We can list the possible collaborations also.
You can mention the requirements like svg images etc.
I have developed one article about covid pandemic in Maharashtra.
We have started the project for Covid-19 on Urduwiki and yes a collaboration is possible among indic wikies
We need guidance about how to embed real time maps in to WP
also contributing to other Covid related articles on Marathi wiki
We in santali also have one article on COVID 19
Phadke09, can you explain more by giving an example? or link?
I have prepared wikidata queries with specific Maharashtra data. they need to be embedded in Marathi article about outbreak
Could we get real time visualisations from Wikidata project? See - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/COVID-19_task_force
I request Wikidata experts to give inputs...
here the visualizations are with national level data
abhinav619: In english wikisource , they conduct https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Proofread_of_the_Month in every month. And we are now focusing only Indic Languages. If we got more user from India at ENWS, we may add ENWS.
In Punjabi, an edit-a-thon is going on: https://pa.wikipedia.org/wiki/ਵਿਕੀਪੀਡੀਆ:ਕੋਵਿਡ-19_StayHomeEditWiki
as we progress now with more and specific data getting generated. the statewise data and wikipedia pages will get increasing importance
Jayanta Da Thanks !
Anybody working on real time maps showing COVID data in Wikipedia articles?
Great to see pa and ur project pages, congrats!
Many volunteers are taking efforts to update the stats in Wikidata project - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/COVID-19_task_force
about maps, this one is going very well: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COVID-19_Outbreak_World_Map.svg
Any ideas about other online activities we could take up for Indic communities?
I request all to take advantage of two skill sharing sessions available as of now - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/Skill_sharing and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Indic_Wikisource_Helpdesk
Can start article creation competition. It will engage users until the no event time period.
Sure, any specific theme/focus or in general?
General but can create themes like technology, countries and other important topic which I think lacks in information and quality on Indic wikis.
Ok, we will discuss among the communities. Thanks.
Is there any time limit for this IRC?
I request all to give suggestions if any before closing this IRC...
Yes, 5 min. more, @8pm
On behalf of CIS-A2K, I thank all for participating in this IRC. Let us meet soon, stay safe!