Report of the Wikisource Community User Group for 2019.
Wikimedia Summit 2019
Rabindranath Month Proofreading Contest
West Bengal Wikimedians User Group organized a 3-months long proofreading contest from May 9, 2019 to August 8, 2019 on Bengali Wikisource celebrating the occassion of birth and death anniversary of Nobel laureate author Rabindranath Tagore, 16 books written by the said author were selected for the participants to proofread and officials of CIS-A2K and Wikimedia Bangladesh chapter later distributed prizes to the winners.
Wikisource workshop at Salem, India
Two day residential wikisource workshop for Tamil Language wikisource (ta.wikisource.org) was held at Salem, India on 8th and 9th June 2019. The event was organised by CIS-A2K. The trainer for the event was Jayanta Nath. The community organisers were Balajijagadesh and Parvathisri. There were total 28 participants. Out of which 15 participants were female participants. The workshop was aimed at people who have at least minimum introduction to wikis and wikisource. In terms of participation this is the biggest wikisource workshop in India. The detailed report in Tamil can be seen here.
Celtic Knot 2019
Presentations and Wikisource meetup at Wikimania 2019 in August.
- Wikimania has been held in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Wikisource Meetup at Wikimania
- Wikisource Year in Review 2019 by Slowking4
- Using transcribed content for community building and more... by Ankry
- Sharing best practices among Wikisource communities by Bodhisattwa, Ankry
- Building Locally Relevant Knowledge with Wikisource by Satdeep Gill, Safi-iren, Tamara Karvajar, VIGNERON, Pavan santhosh.s, Wikilover90
- The Transcription and Libraries space are linked to Wikisource subjects.
- The Wikisource Extension will hopefully will be deployed soon (maybe 6 months). The interwiki language links would work with Wikidata, linking edition and edition of properties to provide sitelinks in Wikisource.
- Global gadgets/template for Wikisource will be possible. Use translatewiki to translate the parts. But it will also make it harder to change things.
- SDC will get metadata about the manifestation and item level
- Wikisource will display the data on Wikidata/Commons
- Structured Table of Contents - Autogenerated main namespace pages.
- Long term idea : going toward a Structured Data on Wikisource ?
- New Transclusion system only works if page doesn't exist.
Wiki Advanced Training 2019
CIS-A2K organized Wiki Advanced Training 2019 which was focused on Wikisource for this iteration. The event had 21 participants from 9 Wikisource communities across India. SGill did a workshop with the participants to surface 5 major pain points for the Indic Wikisource community.
Presentation "Wikiźródłowe włóczęgi" (Wikisource tramps) at the Źródłosłów 2019 conference organized by Wikimedia Polska was about various Wikisource interactions and cooperations. There was a dedicated track related to Wikisource at this conference.
EMLex Wiktionary HackFest 2019
Presentation "Wikisource + Wiktionary" about how these projects can work together during the EMLex Wiktionary HackFest 2019.
Wikiconference North America 2019
Presentation "Wikisource year in review"
Community Wishlist Survey 2020
Community Wishlist Survey 2020 was focused on Wikimedia projects other than Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata. 4 out of top 5 proposals were submitted by the Wikisource community and the 5th one was submitted by the Wiktionary community is also focused on Wikisource.
|1||Improve export of electronic books||Wikisource||Candalua||89||T178803|
|2||New OCR tool||Wikisource||Jan.Kamenicek||65||T161978, T228594|
|3||Migrate Wikisource specific edit tools from gadgets to Wikisource extension||Wikisource||JAn Dudík||62|
|4||Inter-language link support via Wikidata||Wikisource||Beleg Tâl||60||T138332, T128173, T180304, T54971
|5||Insert attestation using Wikisource as a corpus||Wiktionary||Noé||57||T139152, T157802|
Some things that happened on the Wikisource projects.
- Creation of the Neapolitan Wikisource (August 2019, approved November 2018).
- Creation of the Hindi Wikisource (October 2019, approved March 2019)
Every month, the community is offered a list of book indexes to proofread and validate (optional), in many spheres, and the objective was to obtain a milestone of 5000 pages proofreaded within the month, trying to promote specific areas such as DP2019, women in literature, M&S books, first title from an author on FRWS, ecology oriented, and pendent opera interrupta. In order for the challenge to proceed to the next month, 5000 pages was to be attained (and we did!). While the fear at the begining was to drive the users from their regular books within the challenge finally showed us that the challenge brought and increase in the non-challenge books _AND_ increase the proofreading within the challenge itself. Proofreading in the regular titles on FRWS got a notable increase of +8.6% compared to 2018 and the challenge itself generated additional 75829 proofread pages, +27672 validated pages and 315 new books published.
From January to December, the range of the challenge brought sometimes quite nice results, going from 107.72% (5386 pages in April) to 176.78% (8839 pages in June) of the 5000 pages challenge within the month.
The challenge revealed to be a full increase in the contributions on FWSR and contributors were proofreading these pages and their regular projects, thus, not affecting the usual operation of the main project itself. The community of FRWS decided in November to pursue the Défi 5000 in 2020 on the same terms we have now.
|Year||# pages proofread||# pages validated||# books released/published|
Project Nigandiam was started in Tamil wikisource. Nigandiam loosely translates into lexicography. User:Neechalkaran has initiated the project along with Thamizhpparithi Maari and Balajijagadesh. The project is in collaboration with Valluvar Vallalar Study circle. Ingersol Selvaraj is the point of contact from Valluvar Vallalar study circle. The aim of the project is to do proofreading of various dictionaries in Tamil wikisource. Later transferring the content into Tamil wiktionary and possibly wikidata lexemes. As on 6 December 2019, 51 people have participated in the proofreading. Majority of them are new users. Till now 3 books have been proofread. science dictionary, sports dictionary, computer dictionary. Other books are being proofread. The projects were covered in Tamil language newspapers.
This proofreading contest in it.source took place for the first time in 2013 during the tenth anniversary of Wikisource and has came back every year since then.
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