Celtic Knot Conference 2019/Submissions/An introduction to Wikisource
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|This is an open submission for the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2021.|
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- An introduction to Wikisource
- Type of submission (Lightning talk, panel, tutorial/workshop, Presentation)
- Language of presentation
- E-mail address
- jhsobywikimedia.no, vigneron.nicolasgmail.com
- Country of origin
- Norway, France
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Wikimedia Norge, Wikisource Community User Group, Wikimédia France
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
- Started in 2003, Wikisource is one of the oldest sister projects of Wikipedia. Recently it has experienced somewhat of a resurgence, with more focus and more activities going on – especially in Indic languages. The purpose of Wikisource is to digitize free (as in public domain or free-license) works, and there are several specialized tools available at Wikisource that are not present in Wikipedias. The most ubiquitous is ProofreadPage, which is a MediaWiki extension which allows for transcription and proofreading of scanned works.
- Wikisource projects are, like Wikipedia, split into language subdomains. However, there is one "general-purpose" edition called the Multilingual Wikisource, which is where works in languages with small communities are collected – in this way it functions like the Wikimedia Incubator for new editions of other sister projects. This session aims to give an introduction to how Wikisource works, with a special focus on the Multilingual Wikisource.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
- Attendees will learn what Wikisource is and how they can contribute, both on a personal level and on an institutional level.
- Theme of session
- WikiCulture & Community
- Will you attend Celtic Knot if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- Special requests
- VIGNERON has already proposed two other sessions, so if several are accepted please keep this in mind for the schedule.
- Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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