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[[ WORKSHOP | Wikisource Advance Training | India]]
Wikisource Advance Training | 11–13 October 2019 | India

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Wikisource Advance Training is a residential training workshop for experienced Wiki-librarians from India. This workshop is being organised by CIS-A2K in association with Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Website of GIPE). The theme for 2019 event is Wikisource content creation. The training aims to groom experienced Wiki-librarians for Indic language Wikisources to proofread even better quality content on Wikisource. The program will educate them about different kinds of proofreading, global best practices, Wikidata linkup etc.


  • To optimise contribution and increase skills of Indic Wiki-librarian.
  • To introduce and initiate advanced level best practices across Indic Wikisource projects with reference to global projects.
  • Set the future path to develop their Wikisource as per global practice.

Event detailsEdit

Dates: 11, 12 & 13 October 2019

Venue: In association with Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Website of GIPE)| Map Location

Accommodation: GIPE Guest house - Map location

City: Pune, India

Etherpad: WAT2019

Status: Completed



Guidelines for participationEdit

  • Participants are expected to arrive at the venue by the evening of Day 0 (10th October), and stay until the schedule of Day 2 is complete. Partial participation is not allowed. After 3 PM on Sunday, 13th October Day 3, participants are free to leave.
  • Accommodation is arranged in GIPE Guest house - Map location
  • After selection, the participants are expected to complete the pre-work (attend online sessions, if any, as necessary) assigned to them before they attend the event.
  • It is strongly recommended to bring your laptops, if not, kindly inform earlier.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring friends or relatives to the event unless it is absolutely necessary (only with prior information and approval).
  • All the participants are expected to abide by the Friendly space policy and the [[:wmf:Code of conduct policy|Code of conduct] of WMF.




Major changes may be made to the program owing to time constraints. Often discussion continue out of the specified time, so timings of the sessions may be adjusted instantaneously to fit the schedule.

Timings Topic(s)/Session Person(s) Notes
Day 0 (10th October 2019)
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Day 0 gathering
  • Introductions
  • Briefing about the program
  • Go around GIPE library
Day 1 (11 October 2019)
9:00 am to 9:30 am Inaugural session (Welcome)
Friendly space policy
Friendly space policy
User:Manavpreet Kaur
Invited Talk
from GIPE/Guest
09:30 am to 11:30 am Introduction to Indic Languages Wikisource
  • Importance of Indic Wikisource
  • Few more Basic of Wikisource
User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
11:30 pm to 11:45 pm <--Tea break-->
11:45 pm to 12:30 pm Wikimedia Project differences
  • Difference between Wikisource and Wikipedia
  • Difference between Wikisource and Wikibook
User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Proofreading
  • Advance proofreading techniques.
  • Complex templates
User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm <--Lunch-->
2:15 pm to 5:00 pm Proofread-thon
  • Proofread-thon. Complex layouts with proofreading
Group activity
5:00 pm to 5:15 pm <--Tea break-->
5:15 pm to 5:30 pm Transclusion
  • Books, Magazine, Newspaper
  • Annotation of the text
  • Encyclopedia, Dictionary,
Group activity
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Finishing touch
  • Post OCR auto-correction
  • Advance formatting using CSS or other templates
Group activity
6:00 pm <--Break for the day-->
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Visit (Optional) Group activity
Day 2 (12 October 2019)
9:00 am to 10:45 am Scanning Workshop
  • Scanning
  • Digitization post-processing.
10:45 am to 11:00 am <--Tea break-->
11:00 am to 1:30 pm Scanning Workshop
  • Digitization post-processing Tools
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm <--Lunch-->
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Identifying the most challenging parts of working with Wikisource
  • Group activity
Satdeep Gill
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Library Science (Invited Talk )
  • Library classification system
  • The library classification system in Wikisource
4:15 pm to 6:00 pm Finishing touch
  • Finishing touch of Transclusion.,
Group activity
6:00 pm <--Break for the day-->
Day 3 (13 October 2019)
9:00 am to 10:45 am Wikidata Workshop
  • Basics of Wikidata
  • Wikisource & Wikisdata
User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
10:45 am to 11:00 am <--Tea break-->
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Wikidata Workshop
  • Wikidata linkage
User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Wikidata-thon of Books
  • Wikidata-thon of Books available on Wikisource
Group activity
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm <--Lunch-->
2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Future roadmap
  • Assign future goal of Indic Wikisource
3:15 pm to 3:30 pm Closing
3:30 pm <--Break for the day-->


  • 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.
  • Can I join for 1-2 days, instead of all 3 days?
Partial participation is not possible.
  • I am from SAARC countries. I reside out of India, Can I join?
This program is only for resident Indians.

Please feel free to ask the question(s) on the talk page.