Tamil Wikisource Workshop, Salem

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Tamil Wikisource Workshop | 8-9 June 2019 | India

Title Tamil Wikisource Workshop
Dates 8–9 June 2019
Timings 9:00 am – 6:00 pm IST
Venue Hotel CJ Pallazzio
Salem, Tamil Nadu
Trainer Jayanta Nath
Parvathi Sri
Etherpad https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/taws2019

Venue & Date[edit]


  • Please up the this form for your participation.
  • Last Date of application to be fill 2nd June 2019 11:59 PM (IST)


  • Tamil Wikisource Workshop


  • Day 0(7th June 2019)
    • Informal meet up on Friday evening 6PM to 9 PM
      • Informal meetups and talked
      • Social Interaction
      • Dinner at Hotel 9PM
  • Day 1 (8th June 2019)
    • Self Introduction (9:00AM -9:30 AM)
    • Introduction to Wikisource (9:30AM -12:00 AM)
        • importance of wikisource
        • similarity and difference between wikipedia and wikisource.
        • Workflow explanation
        • Scope/potential of Wikisource
        • Wikisource Stats explain
    • Introduction to copyright policy in Wikisource. (12:00AM -1:00 PM)
    • Lunch at Hotel (1PM-2PM)
    • Hands on workshop to participants( 2PM-6PM)
        • Transclusion process for encyclopaedia, books and dictionaries.
        • Hands on workshop
  • Dinner at Hotel 8PM
  • Day 2 (9th June 2019)
    • Tools, gadgets, templates (9:00AM -10:00 AM)
    • Setting a goal for future of Tamil Wikisource (10:00AM -11:00 AM)
    • how to scan and upload (using phone) ( 12PM-1PM)
    • Wikisource statistics
  • Lunch at Hotel (1PM-2PM)
      • Hands on workshop (2PM-4PM)
      • Closing Session(4PM-6PM)
  • Dinner at Hotel 8PM

Who can join?[edit]

  • Wikimedian who is currently residing at Tamil Nadu State in India.
  • Actively involved and recently active on Wikimedia Projects with a minimum of 100 edits preferably in Tamil language wikimedia projects.
  • Note: Partial participation (eg, can not attend fully, but attend most/some of the workshop) is not allowed.


  • Is it a residential training?
  • Yes.
  • Are you going to support my travel and accommodation during the workshop?
  • Yes.
  • Can I bring my friend/brother(...) in the workshop?
  • Kindly no, not during the workshop.
  • Why can't I attend the workshop, if I am not from the mentioned state?
  • Apologies, this is a zonal workshop. If you want to have a similar workshop in your zone, please let us know. You may email jayanta(_AT_)cis-india.org

List of Participants[edit]

  1. அபிராமி நாராயணன்
  2. பா.தென்றல்
  3. Arularasan. G
  4. info-farmer
  5. 0212aishwarya
  6. Parvathisri
  7. Abinaya Murthy
  8. காந்திமதி
  9. S.Balasubramanian
  10. Vasantha Lakshmi V
  11. தமிழ்க்குரிசில்
  12. Thamizhpparithi Maari
  13. Hibayathullah
  14. Tshrinivasan
  15. கி.மூர்த்தி
  16. Divya_kaniyam
  17. Balajijagadesh
  18. J.shobia
  19. TVA ARUN
  21. Rabiyathul
  22. FarithabanuH
  23. Varnika kannan
  24. Jothika kannan
  25. Neechalkaran
  26. vishnupriyaprema
  27. guruleninn
  28. Mohammed Ammar


Womens participation group phote at Tamil Wikisource workshop salem
Group discussion

This is the first Tamil Wikisource meetup for Tamil Wikimedian. After so long gap,during the Indic Wikisource Community Consultation at Kolkata, India on 24–25 November 2018,No paricipation happend from Tamil Community but they are requested to conduct a Wikisource specific Workshop for Tamil Wikisource Community at Chennai. The the CIS-A2K Team planning for a workshop for the Tamil Community in the January 2019. But community was planning a meet for Tamil Community. But due to some unavoidable circumstance that planning was not successful. Some community member are trying to do this meetup in city of Mumbai and other for Salem. Both community later merge the meetup with Wikisource workshop in Salem. The community planned this workshop with a very short duration and CIS-A2K have tried to organised at their best effort. So CIS-A2K team conducted a workshop for Tamil Community at Salem on 23 - 24 February 2019. Total 28 participants were present in this event out of which 14 were female participants. With 50% female participation, this event is one of the best examples of bridging gender gap. Some feedback can be found here. The following objectives was planning for this workshop and meetup

  • To enhance the quality & skills of active Tamil Wikisource editors
  • To explain the group to Advance Wikisource tools
  • To encourage Wiki librarian meet each other face to face as host after 6 year gap.


Day 0

Day 0 Most of all participants came in night or late night so we have no Day0 official discussion.

Day 1

Day 1 Began with an introduction and during the introduction round, the participants briefly shared about their wiki-activities. Then wikisource worhshop session started with a brief introduction. where we have discuss what is Wikisource , Why Wikisource and its potential Scope Tamil Wikisource Explain. Copyright Status of a Book explained.Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread,Validate, Transclution) and Indic Wikisource Stats. Hands on session was conducted on proofreading session at versus books.

Day 2

During the workshop and meetup some of the topics discussed/trained were:

  1. Scope Tamil Wikisource Explain.
  2. Copyright Status of a Book explained.
  3. Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread,Validate, Transclution)
  4. Indic Wikisource Stats Explain.
  5. Indic OCR Explain
  6. Most used templates/best practice in Wikisource.


  • Conduct the workshop even the low participation
  • Organised a workshop/ Meetup for small community always.

Follow - up[edit]

There was a discussion to bring out a guide for editing Tamil wikisource in Tamil language. The task was claimed by few participants. They completed the task. The guide is now available at File:Wikisource_Handbook_for_Indian_Communities_(Tamil).pdf.

Global metrics overview[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. Participants 28
2. Newly Registered 0
3. Content Pages 0
4. Footprint tracker 1
5. Value Of bytes deleted

Event Photo[edit]

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