Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Acquisition of missing pages and books of Nationalised books, Wikisource workshops and a GLAM activity in TamilNadu

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Acquisition of missing pages and books of Nationalised books, Wikisource workshops and a GLAM activity in TamilNadu
This is the project to find out the incomplete pages and unuploaded books of Nationalised books of Tamilnadu in libraries, few GLAM activities at Chennai metropolitan city and workshops in 6 cities of TamilNadu.
start date1-Jan-2022 3 February 2022
end date30-Jun-2022 15 July 2022
budget (local currency)320600 INR
budget (USD)4260 USD
grant typeIndividual
applicant and people related to proposalinfo-farmer


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Overview[edit]

What is the main objective of your proposal?

This is the project to find out the incomplete pages and unuploaded books of Nationalised books of Tamilnadu in libraries, few GLAM activities at Chennai metropolitan city and workshops in 6 cities of TamilNadu.

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

Tamil Nadu government funded more than ₹12 crores to release books under public domain. In the year 2016, Tamil Wikimedians uploaded those 2217 books in Commons. After the five years of contribution at Tamil Wikisource, we found that in 400 books some pages are not found, some pages should be rescaned, few books are fully rescanned. Then we concluded that we should search in the city libraries. thus we are going to solve this multiple issues of the eminent Tamil books for Tamil Wikisource.

Please describe the main activities that will be developing to achieve your objective.

Additional activities[edit]

The below table is for a college. Kindly multiply for 6 colleges in various cities of TamilNadu. The cities

Chennai = 2,Coimbatore = 2, Trichy = 1, Karaikudi =1
Summary
Activity Description Additional targets
Number of participants 25 women and a Assit.professor The need of Wikisource.
Number of editors 20 women students giving screencasts to complete a book.
Number of organiser 1 3 hours practicals and continuity.

Where will this proposal be implemented?

India

In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options.proposal contributes to movement strategy. Select a maximum of three options.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Project Proposal[edit]

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?

Local

Please describe how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

Yes, i notified in Tamil wikisource village pump

Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

No

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Linguistic / Language, Digital Access

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Culture, heritage or GLAM, Advocacy, Public Policy, Open Technology

Please tell us more about your target participants.

First i talk to a college adminstration in person about the Wikimedia movement then they will call for a wiki workshop. By the past workshop experiences, i felt that most of the Tami Nadu colleage students especially women are interested. By screencasts they will learn quikly. I alloted time everyday afternoon 3-5PM for their quetions and thus usally they come once in a week.

Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

No

Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Did not apply previously

Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

For collage workshops, usally they arrange by their team then they will call me. Then on that workshop day, usally local wiki users come. It depends upon city, working day. Most of the college admins never allow without their permission.


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

Core Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants
Number of editors
Number of organizers

If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

The backgrounds[edit]

Nationalised books of TamilNadu and its license:-

To simply say, any renowned Tamil book writer or his/her legal heirs can surrender their copyrights to Tamil development government office for a amount of money. Thus TamilNadu government gave compensation to the 156 author's legal rights for the rupees 10.38 crores (1,377,498 US Dollars) from the year 1984 to 2019 to release those books under public domain which are legally approved in India. After this valid legal government process, these books are called as Nationalised books of Tamil nadu.

Tamil Virtual Academy:-

This academy comes under the above mentioned Tamil development government department. In this office, they converted the 91 author's, 2217 physical books (nearly 3.5 lakh pages) into PDF books by its fund. You can find those books in their web page.

Wikipedian in Residence:-

One of the Tamil contributor namely info-farmer (தகவலுழவன்) was selected as Wikipedian in Residence unonimously for Tamil Virtual Academy (TVA) in 2015-16. At the time, by the team work, TVA released nationalised books of TamilNadu, under the creative common license as a document which is now available at Commons. Due to that he uploaded those 91 authors books at Commons.

Tamil Wikisource:- For the past five years, we Tamil Wikimedians did many workshops in many colleges for Wikisource. Due to that Tamil wiksource completed a lakh proofreaded pages first among Indic languages. we coverted 258 PDF books into text format books. If you see Indic ebook downloader list, it shows that Tamil books are in the top position and you can understand the need of Tamil wikisource.

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

All the softwares in the above mentioned activities are mostly on Open/Free softwares only.

OSs : Debian KDE + LinuxMint Tools : pdftk, pdf shuffler, Jitsi, scan taylor Languages: python3, pywikibot, open-tamil

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Create a video of our experience, Make a short presentation of the experience, Share results on social media, Share results with our communities, Develop learning material for other users, Share it on Meta-Wiki


Additional Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees
Number of people reached through social media publications
Number of activities developed
Number of volunteer hours

What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impacts of your activities? (optional)


Financial Proposal[edit]

What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

320600 INR

What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

4260 USD

Please share your budget for this proposal.

Work ground expenses
Serial number Item Amount ₹ Explanation
1 Project-related intercity travels 1,800 Every 15 days, I will return to my family.
2 Daily transport during project 3,200
3 City room 10,000 I needs to travel to other cities,
4 Fiber cable internet, phone connectivity 1100 It varies in the working location.
5 Food, refreshments for work places. 12,000
6 On ground work remuneration 20,000 working 45 hrs/week
7 Total expenses for a month 48,100
8 Total expenses for six months (6 X 48,100) 2,88,600
9 Mobile phone for Museum, as scanner at libraries. 20,000 Work equipment
10 Laptop service and new external hard disk 12,000 Work equipment :My laptop needs service ; a external hard disk ₹ 5500
11 Grand total for this project 3,20,600 USD 4260

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friend Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

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