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Relicensing encyclopedic work under CC license to grow Wikisource and Wikipedia
problemNon availability of reliable resources in Telugu language, especially online, related to Telugu Language, Culture, Social and Political Aspects
solutionRelicensing notable newspapers, magazines, other books containing scholarly articles written by noted researchers and academicians under CC license, digitizing them on Wikisource, and using them as citation on Wikipedia.
creatorPavan santhosh.s
created on28 January, 2016

What problem does this solve?[edit]

Non availability of online reliable resources related to Telugu language, culture, social and political aspects in Telugu language to improve articles has been a hindrance to good quality articles in Telugu Wikipedia.

What is the solution?[edit]

  • Build content release partnerships
  • Get reliable resource relicensed under CC-BY-SA licenses
  • Conduct thematic digitization sprints to digitize the relicensed work on Wikisource
  • Wikipedia edit-a-thon to use the digitized work as source and citation to improve the articles on Wikipedia

Things to consider[edit]

  • Actual encyclopedic content in the work to be relicensed
  • Community consultation before content acquisition and during the entire process
  • Good quality scanning and using OCR to the optimum level to reduce digitization time and effort of Wikisourcers

When to use[edit]


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Related patterns[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Blog post on Relicensing Nadustunna Charitra into CC-BY-SA license.