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- Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.
- Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.
- M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.
Enriching the Arabic Wikisource with Arabic and Ottoman books in the public domain from the American University Libraries Archives.
- Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)
- Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.
Arabic speakers in the Arab world and diaspora.
- R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.
- 1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.
1) The Arabic Wikisource lacks content from the late Ottoman period because items from this epoch are either kept safe in national archives or in private collections and are not accessible to the public. 2) Addressing the almost extinct Arabic script-based language: Ottoman Turkish.
- 2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.
- 3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?
1) Enriching the content of Wikimedia projects especially the Arabic versions of Wikisource and Wikipedia. 2) Providing access to rare copies of books that exist only in archives and private collections.
- 4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.
- 5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?
Michel Bakni (Technical support; such as helping in cleaning or sharpening the images, compressing the files...etc), User:Michel Bakni Alaa Najjar (holds steward rights, Cross-wiki support), User:Alaa
- 6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.
Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial
- 6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.
- 7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.
Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity
- 8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?
Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language, Digital Access
- 9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?
1) Wikimedia Levant 2) Announcement in the Arabic Wikipedia village pump
- 10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?
- 11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.
- 12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?
- 12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
- 12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
- 13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.
- 13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.
- 14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.
Innovate in Free Knowledge
Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation
- 15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?
- 16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
|Main Open Metrics||Description||Target|
|number of books and pages||20 books will be scanned, each of which is formed of 200 pages as an average, which makes the total number of scanned and uploaded pages to ar.Wikisource around 4000.||N/A|
- 17. Core quantitative metrics.
|Number of participants||Historians and researchers, especially those working in the field of Islamic and Ottoman history, as well as Wikipedia editors.|
|Number of editors||N/A|
|Number of organizers||N/A|
|Wikisource||Around 4000 new pages will be created if we considered that each book contains about 200 pages as an average.||4000|
- 17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.
- 18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.
- 19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.
- 19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?
- 20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.
- Data (internet costs): 200 USD (Total for all duration)
- Transportation costs (From home to Library): 250 USD (Total for all duration)
- Other: Bank Transfer Fee: 50 USD
Total: 500 USD (Total duration 2.5 months)
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