CIS-A2K/Events/Wiki Advanced Training/2019

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

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 details


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





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Eligibility and guidelines

Basic Preferred
  • Active Wiki-librarians contributing to any Indian language Wikisource projects (including English) are eligible to apply.
  • The user must have 500+ edits before 12 September 2019 in any Indic Wikisource.
  • Admin or Interface admin in Indic language Wikisource including English Wikisource.
  • Experience working with proofreading.
  • Experience in GLAM initiatives including Wikisource proofreading

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Guidelines for participation

  • 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.


  1. User:Ani_ttbr Assamese
  2. User:Atudu Bengali
  3. User:Sushant_savla Gujarati
  4. User:सौरभ तिवारी 05 Hindi
  5. User:निधिलता तिवारी Hindi
  6. User:अनिरुद्ध! Hindi
  7. User:नीलम Hindi
  8. User:akasmita Kannada
  9. User:Komal Sambhudas Marathi
  10. User:QueerEcofeminist Marathi
  11. User:Svnavare Marathi
  12. User:Ssgapu22 Odia
  13. User:Chinmayee Mishra Odia
  14. User:Pmsarangi Odia
  15. User:Gurtej Chauhan Punjabi
  16. User:Benipal hardarshan Punjabi
  17. User:Dugal harpreet Punjabi
  18. User:Sayant Mahato Sanskrit
  19. User:Soorya Hebbar Sanskrit
  20. User:info-farmer Tamil
  21. User:Divya_kaniyam Tamil


  1. User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
  2. User:SGill (WMF)
  3. User:Manavpreet Kaur
  4. User:Omshivaprakash
  5. User:Tito (CIS-A2K)
  6. User:Ananth (CIS-A2K)
  7. User:Subodh (CIS-A2K)



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.



CIS-A2K team conducted a workshop for WAT for Wikisource on 11 - 13 October 2019. Total 14 participants were present in this event. Some feedback can be found here. The following objectives was planning for this workshop and meetup

  • To enhance the quality & skills of active Tamil Wikisource editors
  • To explain the group to Advance Wikisource tools


Day 0
Day 1
Day 2

During the workshop and meetup some of the topics discussed/trained were:

  1. Scope Tamil Wikisource Explain.
  2. Copyright Status of a Book explained.
  3. Workflow of Wikisource (Upload, Index file, OCR, Proofread,Validate, Transclution)
  4. Indic Wikisource Stats Explain.
  5. Indic OCR Explain
  6. Most used templates/best practice in Wikisource.
Day 3