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Work plan July 2015 - June 2016

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Telugu translation of this plan is available here.
ఈ ప్రణాళిక తెలుగు అనువాదం కోసం ఇక్కడ చూడండి.

Syed Naseer Ahamed has donated 10 of his books relicensing them under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Telugu Wikisource was part of Telugu language workplan in the last year's strategy. Telugu Wikiosurce activities have grown to such a level that CIS-A2K is required to have a separate strategy workplan for this plan year. The plan gives an overview of CIS-A2K's work since April 2014 and presents the plan of activities for the year starting July 2015 to June 2016. The details of the work plan are available in the implementation plan below.

Journey so far[edit]

Andhra Loyola College signs MoU with CIS-A2K

Telugu Wikisource has had a good engagement with other Telugu Wikimedia projects. All the possibilities of using Telugu Wikisource have been used by Telugu Wiki librarians. Telugu Wikisource was populated with classical Sanskrit texts and epics written in Telugu in their original form. However, Telugu Wikisource did not have a lot of contemporary literature. In early 2013 proofread page extension was introduced to Telugu Wikisource, but even then there was no significant contribution from the contemporary literature section and only books published long ago were being typed in. With CIS-A2K's intervention Indu Gnaana Vedika donated their 10 books, followed by other authors donating their books to Telugu Wikisource. Significant among these works are those of Syed Naseer Ahamed. This was followed by an MoU with Andhra Loyola College. The students of Andhra Loyola college typed various works onto Telugu Wikisource and became part of the Telugu Wiki-librarian community, while the faculty donated their own books to Telugu Wikisource.

Number of pages created under namespace Page on Telugu Wikisource. The Andhra Loyola College collaboration has helped in the incremental growth in the number of folios added.

Efforts will be put up this year too to increase the content donation initiative by increasing awareness about re-releasing books under a free license.

Implementation Plan[edit]

Telugu Content / Literature Donation/Release under CC License[edit]

Syed Naseer Ahamed donating his books to be re-released under CC License

To work towards getting Telugu content re-released under CC-BY-SA 4.0 license and host it on Telugu Wikisource

  1. Explain the importance and impact of CC Licenses
  2. Formalize agreement with authors
  3. Organize a formal function for the re-release so that it motivates others to follow suit
  4. Arrive at priority list from the catalogue to be digitized and typed on Wikisource
  5. Books will be scanned and PDF files will be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons
  6. Digitize and make available the encyclopedic books on Wikisource, as these will serve as references and can be used to create new articles on Telugu Wikipedia.

1. 50 Telugu books to be made available on Telugu Wikisource.
2. This will also contribute to the improvement of articles on Telugu Wikipedia and could result in 50 quality articles.

Kandukuri Veeresalingam works[edit]

Kandukuri Veeresalingam (16 April 1848 – 27 May 1919), also known as Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu (Telugu: వీరేశలింగం పంతులు), was a social reformer of Andhra Pradesh. He is widely considered as the man who first brought about progressive ideas about social reform in people of Andhra Pradesh and Telugu literature. He was influenced by the ideals of Brahmo Samaj particularly those of Keshub Chunder Sen. He got involved in the cause of social reforms. In 1874 he started a Telugu journal named 'Vivekavardhini'. He encouraged education for women, and started a school in Dowlaiswaram in 1874. He started a social organisation called Hitakarini Samajam.


To bring in all the works of Kandukuri Veeresalingam onto Telugu Wikisource.


CIS-A2K’s institutional partnership with ALC paired with active Wikisourcerers’ community, will try to bring in all works of Kandukuri Veeresalingam on Wikisource Already 24 of about 60 works and 1000 folios of about 10,000 folios have been digitised by ALC students in the last quarter of last year’s workplan, which is a phenomenal achievement. Efforts to put up more of Veeresalingam’s works will continue during this year.


Creates about 10000 subpages on Wikisource. Will open up Telugu Wikisource to a new set of audience interested in Veeresalingam’s literature. All of available Veeresalingam’s works will be online through Wikisource as a platform

Annamacharya Sankeertana Project[edit]

Annamayya Sankeertana index catalogue being released under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Saint Annamacharya was an exponent poet who rendered close to 32,000 songs in praise of Lord Venkateswara. Of these, only about 15,000 sankeertanas are available.


To bring in all these sankeertanas onto Telugu Wikisource.


These sankeertanas were published by TTD many times, many volunteers have typed the sankeertanas into Unicode Telugu. In recent conversations, Vishnu was able to speak to one of these volunteers, who is ready to donate the work to Wikisource. All the available sankeertanas typed into Unicode would be handed over to Wikimedians by Annamacharya Project volunteers. The sankeertanas will be put up on Telugu Wikisource in Telugu alphabetic order Categories will be created for Sanskrit Keertanas, Telugu keertanas, folk, classical, romantic, devotional sankeertanas.


Creates about 15000 subpages on Wikisource. Will open up Telugu Wikisource to a new set of audience All of available Annamacharya sankeertanas will be online through Wikisource as a platform


Goals for July 2015 - June 2016

Parameters As on February 28, 2015 Expected Target by June 30, 2016 Dream Target by June 30, 2016
No. of Editors 101 150 200
No. of New editors 53 (during last year) 100 200
No. of Active editors 39 50 100
No. of Articles 10,891 12,000 15,000
No. of Outreach Events 5 5 10
No. of Books Donated 50 100 500
No. of Folios Digitized 6,000 50,000 100,000
No. of Institutional Partnerships 2 3 7

Activity-wise Break-up of Targets[edit]

Activity No. of Items Donated No. of New Articles No. of Events No. of Institutional Partnerships
Institutional Partnerships (Content) 50 50,000 (folios in TE Wikisource) 2 3
Typing Sprint on Telugu Wikisource 1,000 (folios typed)
Content donation by individual authors 200 20,000 2 1
Total 251 71,000 4 4


Expenditure Item FDC Support (INR) FDC Support (US$) Other Sources and in kind Support (INR) Other Sources and in kind Support (US$)
1 PO x 30% * 232,848/- 3,762.82 - -
1 PD x 5% ** 79,200/- 1,279.87 40,800/- 659.33
Travel and Stay *** 50,000/- 808.00 50,000/- 808.00
Volunteer Support 30,000/- 484.80 50,000/- 808.00
Events/Meet-ups/Workshops 100,000/- 1,616.00 50,000/- 808.00
Equipment/Permissions/Licenses 30,000/- 484.80 - -
Digitization - - 2,00,000/- 3,232.00
Consumables/Printing/Stationery/Swag 50,000/- 808.00 - -
Miscellaneous 5,000/- 80.80 - -
Total 577,048/- 9,325.10 390,800/- 6,315.33

* 30% time of S. Rahimanuddin as Program Officer who will anchor this plan at CIS-A2K
** 5% of the time of Program Director, CIS-A2K
*** Expenses incurred by the CIS-A2K program team towards executing the plan

List of Contributors[edit]

Some of the Telugu Wikimedians have given their ideas and suggestions during formal and informal meet-ups that helped to build this work plan. They are listed below in alphabetical order. CIS-A2K is thankful for their support.


After going through the plan, please do let us know your consent by "logging in" and share your support. Please sign right after your endorsement note by clicking on the Signature and timestamp icon in the edit tool bar or typing --~~~~ at the end of the feedback.

  1. Support Support The programme is very elaborate and ambitious. I am confident that we together can reach the target and may even perform better. The complete works of Veeresalingam need to be made into individual books for the convenience of the readers. I would be very happy to volunteer my services in the master plan; particularly the sectioning and other technical matters.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 03:53, 31 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  1. I support the workplan. I hope we can cross the target easily. [[Bhaskaranaidu (talk) 02:05, 1 April 2015 (UTC)]][reply]
  1. No doubt we should the goal

--Nrgullapalli (talk) 10:43, 2 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]