Wikisource Community User Group/2016 Report
Report of the Wikisource Community User Group for 2016.
Wikimedia Conference 2016
The Wikimedia Conference is always an important moment in the life of Wikimedia affiliates: it's a great opportunity for reporting, networking and also advocacy. We participated this year (as always) to make the voice of Wikisource communities heard, and we are proud to admit that we are developing very good relations with the WMF and other chapters. We had very fruitful discussions with the Community Tech team, for example, and on Phabricator (list below) you can see there are a few issues that have been worked on.
- Presentation and discussions at WikiCite 2016 in May.
- Work on a data model for books
- Improvement of workflows around scholarly articles
This work sparked some futher discussion on Wikidata.
Presentations and Wikisource meetup at Wikimania 2016 in June.
- Wikisource Meetup and notes of this meetup
- Discussion Wikisource – how can we better support a small Wikimedia project?
- General presentation Projects: Wikisource, Wikivoyage, OSM (video available)
Wiksource at the WikiConvention francophone 2016
This was the first French Wikisource meetup ever, with contributors from all over the world. There was 16 wikisourcerers including 5 people from Canada. A lot of knowledge and how-to has been exchanged, some projects and ideas emerged during this convention (among others: a demonstration to a Basque constributor for relaunching the Wikisource in Basque).
2016 Community Wishlist Survey
We took part in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey and cast 228 votes for Wikisource-related proposals. The top ten were:
|20||Create new Han Characters with IDS extension for Wikisource||53||phabricator:T154044|
|73||Upload Wikisource text wizard||24||phabricator:T154413|
|85||Automated reader's portal||21|
|101||Support Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)||18|
|130||Spelling- and typo-checking system for proofreading||13|
|133||Integrate the CIS-LMU Post Correction Tool||13|
|139||Make Wikisource "book-based"||12||phabricator:T17071|
|148||Semi-automated tool for importing Wikisource data from standard header template into Wikidata items||11|
|156||Delete all NS:Page while deleting an index file||11||phabricator:T146587|
|165||Add simple filters to Danmichaelo's CropTool||10|
The two main projects worked on were: adding DjVu-generation to IA Upload (#73 on this year's wishlist); and building a gadget for using Google OCR for languages not supported by existing OCR tools (#25 on last year's wishlist). We managed to complete this to projects with the help of the Community Tech team for the Google OCR.
We also did some work on adapting the VisualEditor to work with the ProofreadPage extension. It have been deployed on the Page: namespace that is heavily customized by this extension.
- March 2016: Bengali and Tamil ranked in Top 10 Wikisource in terms of total pages
- Maillist stats:
|Number of messages||61||42||30||35||46||21||11||26||30||23||42||16|
- Post on the Wikimedia Foundation blog: Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource by Sonja N. Bohm (June 2nd, 2016)