Celtic Knot Conference 2019/Submissions/An introduction to Wikisource

Submission no.
Title of the submission
An introduction to Wikisource
Type of submission (Lightning talk, panel, tutorial/workshop, Presentation)
Author of the submission
Jon Harald Søby (WMNO), VIGNERON
Language of presentation
E-mail address
jhsoby(_AT_)wikimedia.no, vigneron.nicolas(_AT_)gmail.com
Jon Harald Søby (WMNO), VIGNERON
Country of origin
Norway, France
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Norge, Wikisource Community User Group, Wikimédia France
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. Recently it has experienced somewhat of a resurgence, with more focus and more activities going on – especially in Indic languages. The purpose of Wikisource is to digitize free (as in public domain or free-license) works, and there are several specialized tools available at Wikisource that are not present in Wikipedias. The most ubiquitous is ProofreadPage, which is a MediaWiki extension which allows for transcription and proofreading of scanned works.
Wikisource projects are, like Wikipedia, split into language subdomains. However, there is one "general-purpose" edition called the Multilingual Wikisource, which is where works in languages with small communities are collected – in this way it functions like the Wikimedia Incubator for new editions of other sister projects. This session aims to give an introduction to how Wikisource works, with a special focus on the Multilingual Wikisource.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn what Wikisource is and how they can contribute, both on a personal level and on an institutional level.
Theme of session
  • WikiCulture & Community

Will you attend Celtic Knot if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
VIGNERON has already proposed two other sessions, so if several are accepted please keep this in mind for the schedule.
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  1. Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) (talk) 11:59, 15 May 2019 (UTC)