Arctic Knot Conference 2021/Submissions/Wikisource presentation

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Wikisource presentation
Author of the submission
Submission format
  • Live video presentation (15 minutes)
Language of presentation
E-mail address
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Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikisource Community User Group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Started in 2003, Wikisource is one of the oldest sister projects of Wikipedia. The purpose of Wikisource is to digitize free works (as in public domain or free-license). There are several specialized tools available at Wikisource that are not present in Wikipedias.

Wikisource is split into 72 language subdomains (plus a multilingual one as incubator). Recently it has experienced somewhat of a resurgence, with more focus and more activities going on – especially in Indic languages. Moreover, each Wikisource contains a large variety of linguistic documents, like dictionaries and grammars. To be in public domain, these documents are old (70+ years) but could still be useful in many ways (for diachronic analysis, to compare how words evolved).

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Better understanding of Wikisource, how it work, what could and need to be done.
  • This presentation can be used as a general introduction for the Wikisource workshop or as a stand-alone
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