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Title of your proposal[edit]

Introducing Wikisource - The digital library of free texts

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Satdeep Gill; sgill(_AT_)wikimedia.org; Program Officer, GLAM & Culture, Wikimedia Foundation
Lucy Hinnie, Wikimedian-in-Residence at the British Library


  • Tutorials and Training on Wikimedia’s core-knowledge projects (Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons)

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation + Panel discussion

Keywords and hashtags[edit]

Please suggest 3-4 keywords and/or hashtags to help us understand your proposal. Wikisource,


Wikisource, the digital library of free texts, is one of the largest collaborative library which support over 70 languages around the world. In past years, we have seen Wikisource growing into the core infrastructure for some of the marginalized language communities. Be it the Balinese community which scanned manuscripts from people’s houses across Bali and eventually transcribed them to Wikisource or the Bengali Wikisource which collaborated with the British Library to digitize some of the rare texts from the latter's collection.

The purpose of this session to talk about some case studies around the world that showcase the value of Wikisource for libraries.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Participants develop an understanding of Wikisource and go on to work with texts, especially the rare books sections, at their respective institutions.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

45 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]


Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

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