Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Cycle 3/West Bengal Wikimedians Strategy Meetup in Kolkata

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name of group West Bengal Wikimedians User Group
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) in-person discussion
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 10


Fill in the table below, using these 2 keys.

Key Insight
  1. The Western encyclopedia model is not serving the evolving needs of people who want to learn.
  2. Knowledge sharing has become highly social across the globe.
  3. Much of the world's knowledge is yet to be documented on our sites and it requires new ways to integrate and verify sources.
  4. The discovery and sharing of trusted information have historically continued to evolve.
  5. Trends in misinformation are increasing and may challenge the ability for Wikimedians to find trustworthy sources of knowledge.
  6. Mobile will continue to grow. Products will evolve and use new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality. These will change how we create, present, and distribute knowledge.
  7. As the world population undergoes major shifts, the Wikimedia movement has an opportunity to help improve the knowledge available in more places and to more people.
  8. Readers in seven of our most active countries have little understanding of how Wikipedia works, is structured, is funded, and how content is created.
Overall (either)
  • supportive
  • concern
  • neutral
Line Week # Key insight Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 2 B Unlike western societies, we do not get information about academicians, artists etc. from newspaper. So, it is very difficult to get reference for many notable subjects. concern sources
2 2 B Several articles could not be created or have been nominated for deletion, as proper references could not be found concern sources
3 2 B Sometimes there are information but not sources. These information are mostly primary research, which is not suitable for Wikipedia. concern sources
4 2 B We should try to involve subject-experts, academics etc. supportive sources
5 2 B Subject-experts should not be involved only to write articles. They can help in various ways such as information validation, quality checking, providing sources etc. supportive sources
6 2 B Peer-reviewed thesis should be used as references neutral sources
7 2 B Editors should get involved in sister projects such as Wikisource, Wikivoyage where references are not needed supportive sources
8 2 B Videos can be recorded and documentaries can be created and uploaded on Wikimedia Commons supportive sources
7 2 B Editors should try to get source materials from physical libraries, as a large number of books are not available in digital format supportive sources
9 2 B Resources and access can be requested at The Wikipedia Library supportive sources
10 2 B Currently there are not too many Indian resources at the Wikipedia Library. Such requests are to be made. supportive sources
11 2 B Verbal or oral source: Oral reference should be structured and plans should be made on bringing these on Wikipedia and other projects supportive sources
12 2 B Orientation and workshops are to be done to involve academics to involve them into the movement supportive sources
13 2 C Work on projects like Wikisource supportive knowledge
14 2 E There should be more number of active admins, although becoming admin is not easy. supportive information
15 2 E There should be more number of active admins, although becoming admin is not easy. supportive administration, misinformation
16 2 E Identifiable sites can be blacklisted so that those can not be used on Wikimedia projects supportive sources, misinformation
17 2 F Mobile apps should be improved and should be more user and editor-friendly supportive mobile
18 2 E Audio Wikipedia or spoken Wikipedia project should be given more importance supportive accessibility


  1. User:Atudu
  2. User:Bodhisattwa
  3. User:Jayantanth
  4. User:Sumitsurai
  5. User:Gangulybiswarup
  6. User:Rangan Datta Wiki
  7. User:Sumita Roy Dutta
  8. User:Tatocha
  9. User:Pinakpani
  10. User:Titodutta

Detailed note[edit]


Grant funds spent[edit]

Sl no. Item description Total INR Total USD Receipts
1 Local Transportation 2388 37.25 YesY
2 Food 1875 29.25 YesY
3 Miscellaneous NoN
Total 4263 66.50 -
  • 1 INR = 0.016 USD

Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 3624 INR (56.53 USD).