TWLCon (2019 India)
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- The Wikipedia Library helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. Among several other programs, it also helps knowledge professionals share their collections with the public. It closely works with databases, publishers, libraries and other key communities who support the mission of Wikimedia movement. TWLCon (2019 India) is an upcoming conference to increase awareness about TWL to Wikimedians in India and discuss strategising its activities in India. It also includes discussions around library outreach and collaborating with librarians in India.
- The basic function of TWL has been to support editors by bridging the barrier to access to access paywalled sources. However, over years, it has expanded its scope and facilitated several other programs relevant to the fundamental concept. Though they work well with western countries, many of the programs are not very popular among emerging communities like India. Various differences in culture, working of professionals (librarians, academicians etc.), local conditions etc. may not completely receive TWL's material and receive. This conference has been primarily designed to understand the needs and document the insights from experienced Wikimedians about libraries/sources (references) in India. In addition to that, experts from relevant professions will be invited to listen and understand their opinion of working with Wikimedia.
- The program will largely have two parts, as mentioned below:
- Part 1: TWL outreach to Wikimedians
- About, various programs (how can they be worked out in India), relevant tools such as Citation Hunt
- Part 2: Open discussion with external personnel; librarians, archivists, academicians etc.
- Introduction to Wiki and TWL, their experience, areas where Wiki and these can collaborate for mutual benefit
- Part 1: TWL outreach to Wikimedians
NOTE: APPLICATION PERIOD IS OVER
Guidelines for participation
- Participants are expected to arrive at the venue by the evening of Day 0, and stay until the schedule of Day 2 is complete. Partial participation not allowed.
- After selection, the participants are expected to complete the pre-work (attend online sessions, if any, as necessary) assigned to them before they attend the event.
- It is strongly recommended to bring your laptops, if not, kindly inform earlier.
- Participants are not allowed to bring friends or relatives to the event, unless it is absolutely necessary (only with prior information and approval).
- All the participants are expected to abide by the wmf:Friendly space policy and the wmf:Code of conduct policy of WMF. Any violation may be reported to User:KCVelaga or anonymously reported through this form. All reports will be carefully investigated and necessary actions will be taken.
List of participants
|4||User:Gopala Krishna A||Kannada||13||User:सुबोध कुलकर्णी||Marathi|
|5||User:Info-farmer||Tamil||14||User:Sumita Roy Dutta||Bengali|
|8||User:Marajozkee||Bengali||17||User:AVasanth (WMF)||In staff capacity|
|9||User:Pavan santhosh.s||Telugu||18||User:SGill (WMF)|
|1||Col. Ashwin Baindur (retd.)||Veteran Wikipedian and an environmental activist. Previously served as a curator for a military museum.|
|2||Dr. Madhav Gadgil||Padma Bhushan Recipient, Government Of India,Renowned ecologist and the founder of the Centre for Ecological Sciences|
|3||Dr. Nanaji Shewale||Librarian, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics|
|4||Pradeep Rawat||Founder & Director, Rawat's Nature Academy|
|5||Dr. Shreenand Bapat||Registrar and Curator In-charge, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute|
|6||Dr. Sunita Bharve||Senior Technical Officer (Librarian), National Chemical Laboratory|
|5:00 pm to 7:00 pm||Day 0 gathering
|9:00 am to 10:30 am||Inaugural session (Welcome)|
|Invited Talk 1
Importance of citations and future of references
|Prof. Madhav Gadgil|
|Invited Talk 2
Experience of building a library and making the community to use it
|10:30 am to 11:00 am||Introduction to TWL
|11:05 am to 11:30 pm||Q & A Session + discussion|
|11:30 pm to 11:45 pm||<--Tea break-->|
|11:45 pm to 12:30 pm||Invited Talk 3
||Dr. Sunita Barve|
|12:30 pm to 2:00 pm||Wikimedia and Libraries in India
|2:00 pm to 3:00 pm||<--Lunch-->|
|3:00 pm to 4:30 pm||Previous session to be continued|
|4:30 pm to 5:00 pm||<--Tea break-->|
|5:00 pm to 5:30 pm||Visit to BORI rare books scanning centre
Learning best practices about scanning and metadata
|5:30 pm to 6:00 pm||Invited Talk 4
||Dr. Shreenand Bapat|
|6:00 pm||<--Break for the day-->|
|6:00 pm to 7:00 pm||Visit BORI manuscript section (Optional)|
|9:00 am to 9:45 am||Introduction to WikiCite||User:SGill (WMF)
|9:45 am to 10:30 am||Invited Talk 5
||Dr. Nanaji Shewale|
|10:30: am to 10:45 am||<--Tea break-->|
|10:45: am to 11:45 am||Tools||User:AVasanth (WMF)
|11:45 am to 12:15 pm||
Book purchase program
|12:15 pm to 12:45 pm||Knowledge Balance in Indian Wikipedias and role of libraries||User:Lahariyaniyathi|
|12:45 pm to 1:45 pm||Follow-up discussion and individual projects ideation||Group activity|
|1:45 pm to 2:30 pm||<--Lunch-->|
|2:30 pm to 5:30 pm||Open Session (Unconference)
|5:30 pm to 6:00 pm||Closing and feedback|
- At least 100 edits between 1 August – 31 October 2018 on all Wikimedia projects combined. This excludes edits made on Meta-Wiki.
- Lead Organiser (Send email for any information.)
- Minor changes may be made to the program owing to time constraints. Often discussion continue out of the specified time, so timings of the sessions may be adjusted instantaneously to fit the schedule.