Grants:Project/Rapid/WBG/Annual Plan 2021-22

statusfunded
West Bengal Wikimedians User Group Annual Plan 2021-22
West Bengal Wikimedians User Group Annual Plan 2021-22
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Bengali Wikisource, Bengali Wikipedia
start dateFebruary 1
start year2021
end dateJanuary 31
end year2022
budget (local currency)₹ 147,670
budget (USD)2000
grant typegroup
granteeAtudu
contact(s)BodhisattwaJayantanth
organization (if applicable)West Bengal Wikimedians User Group
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Project GoalEdit

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

The support is being requested to conduct year-long/annual Wikimedia activities of West Bengal Wikimedians User Group. The activities undertaken by the user group will add high quality content on multiple projects, train existing editors, and promote Wikimedia projects and vision.

Project PlanEdit

ActivitiesEdit

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • Photo-competitions
    • Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India: The photo competition was discontinued and we would like to conduct the 2021 iteration of the program.
    • Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in India: The user group has experience of successfully conducting the Indian iteration of the Wiki Loves Monuments. We have lead the programme in India in 2020, 2019, and 2018 and this year also we would like to conduct the 2021 iteration of the competition
  • Proofread events
    • Rabimas (Rabindranath month) proofreading contest, proofread contest on the selected works of poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore. This will be the third iteration of the contest
    • British Library, Two Centuries of Indian Print proofreading contest
    • At least 6 online proofreading campaigns on Bengali Wikisource.
  • Photo documentations:
    • Banglar Utsav (Festivals of Bengal), with the direct involvement of the community members we would like to work on photo-document the festivals of Bengal.
    • Documenting Kolkata Heritage, photo documentation of heritage buildings and places in Kolkata, West Bengal
  • 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose
    23 January 2022 marks the 125th birth anniversary of Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose. A year-long commemoration and celebration will be organised in India by different organisations and institutions.[1][2] We, the members of West Bengal Wikimedians User Group, would like to conduct the following activities in 2021–2022 (before 23 January 2022, please see a related blog post on Diff)
    • Proofread contest: a proofread contest will be conducted on Bengali Wikisource to improve the literary works of Subhas Chandra Bose.
    • Stuctured data improvement on Wikidata: We'll improve content related to Bose and his life on Wikidata.
    • Photo documentation: We would like to visit at least 1 museum/cultural centre related to Bose and upload freely licensed audio-visual content on Wikimedia Commons.
    • Pronunciation project on Wikimedia Commons: Using LinguaLibre or similar tool, we'll upload Bengali pronunciation of names of people, places, literary works etc associated with Subhas Chandra Bose. The files can be used on Wikidata, Wikipedia and other projects. We'll upload at least 500 pronunciation files.
  • Digitisation:
 
Prabir Ghosh, a famous rationalist from West Bengal, who has advocated against pseudoscience and mysticism throughout his life, released copyright of 6 of his books under CC-BY-SA 4.0 license in 2019.
    • Documentation of at least 1 small library/museum in West Bengal.
    • Scanning of approx. 5,000 pages of public domain Bengali books.
  • Infrastructure:
    • At least 1-2 emergency hardware maintenance support for active Wikimedians: Active members of the user group sometimes need support to repair their laptops or hardware. In the past, we have seen hardworking Wikimedians' contribution getting hampered sometimes. We would like to have a small component in our annual work plan to provide emergency hardware maintenance support for active Wikimedians.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

The community members from West Bengal were asked to place project proposals for which they require funds here. This was followed by a community call (20 December 2020) and a user group representative members' call (21 December 2020).
  • Bengali Wikisource community has been notified on the scriptorium.
  • Bengali Wikipedia community has been notified on the village pump.
  • West Bengal community has been notified at the mailing list.

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Most of the programs proposed in this plan are ongoing. After the completion of the activities, we would conduct an evaluation meeting with the program leads and general members of the user group. Other than the general report, we'll prepare an evaluation report to be published on Meta-Wiki or Diff (or both) The learning will be reflected in next year's program plan.

Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

We are thoroughly following the instructions given by the Wikimedia Foundation. None of our proposed in-person event will be larger than 10 people. We'll follow local health guidelines, as mentioned in #1, and #2 of the risk-assessment protocol.

ImpactEdit

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

  1. Number of total participants - 200 (approx.)
  2. Number of books proofread - 100 (approx.)
  3. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - minimum 7,000
  4. Percentage of photos used on Wikimedia projects - 10% at least
  5. Number of pronunciation files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: minimum 500

ResourcesEdit

What resources do you have? Include information on who is the organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

 
2nd winning photograph of Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in India came from West Bengal.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

Photo-competitionsEdit

Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Prize Gift Vouchers 10 31,000 ₹ (INR) Project will be led by Atudu. Find the proposal here.
2 Logistics Prize SWAG materials 10 450 4,500 ₹ (INR)
3 Logistics Token of appreciation for core volunteers SWAG materials 5 475 2,400 ₹ (INR)
4 Promotion Video and Social media 9,000 ₹ (INR)
Total 47,000 ₹ (INR)
Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in India
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Prizes for first 10 winners 0 ₹ (INR) Request will be sent to CIS-A2K before the competition starts.
2 Logistics Token of appreciation for core volunteers 0 ₹ (INR)
3 Logistics Prize for 1st winning photograph from West Bengal SWAG material 1 1,000 ₹ (INR)
4 Logistics Prize for most number of photographs SWAG material 1 2,000 ₹ (INR)
Total 3,000 ₹ (INR)

Proofread events on WikisourceEdit

Rabimas (Rabindranath month) proofreading contest - 3rd iteration
# Category Item description No. of

Events

No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Prize 1 5 3,000 ₹ (INR)
British Library: Two Centuries of Indian Print proofreading contest
2 Logistics Prize 1 5 3,000 ₹ (INR)
Proofread campaigns
3 Logistics SWAG 6 1-2 3,000 ₹ (INR) For 1-2 participants with best performance in all 6 campaigns clubbed together.
4 Logistics SWAG 1 1,000 ₹ (INR) Surprise token for appreciation for best newcomer Wikisourcer of the year (to be selected by community)
Total 10,000 ₹ (INR)

Photo-documentation projectsEdit

Banglar Utsav
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Transport cost + Accomodation (if any) + Food 40,000 ₹ (INR) Project will be led by Gangulybiswarup
Total 40,000 ₹ (INR)
Documenting Kolkata Heritage
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Transport cost + Food 3,000 ₹ (INR) Project will be led by Indrajitdas
Total 3,000 ₹ (INR)

Digitization projectsEdit

GLAM coverage
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Transport cost + Ticket (if any) + Food 5,000 ₹ (INR)
Total 5,000 ₹ (INR)
Scanning of Public Domain books
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Remuneration of person responsible for scanning pages 5,000 4 20,000 ₹ (INR) Scanning will be coordinated by Jayantanth
Total 20,000 ₹ (INR)

InfrastructureEdit

Emergency Maintenance charges for hardware
# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Emergency Maintenance charges for hardware 10,000 ₹ (INR) See the proposal here. The amount will be used if there will be any need from the active community members. Otherwise, it will be re-allocated to other projects, which will need money to execute.
Total 10,000 ₹ (INR)

MiscellaneousEdit

# Category Item description Unit No. of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics 9,670 ₹ (INR) Any other events or projects mentioned in the above tables.
Total 9,670 ₹ (INR)

Total cost of projectEdit

Total Annual Project Estimated Cost
Project Number Each Project Cost Total Remarks
Photo-competitions 2 ₹ (INR) 50,000.00 The number of editathons may vary.
Proofread events on Wikisource 8 ₹ (INR) 10,000.00 The number of events may vary.
Photo-documentation projects 2 ₹ (INR) 43,000.00 The number of individual sub-events may vary.'
Digitization projects ₹ (INR) 25,000.00 The number of individual sub-events may vary.
Emergency infrastructure ₹ (INR) 10,000.00 It depends on the needs of individual Wikimedians. If left unused even at the 10th month of the grant period, the money will be re-allocated to other projects of the user group, which will require funding.
Miscellaneous ₹ (INR) 9,670.00 Any other events and projects mentioned in the above rows.
Grand Total ₹ (INR) 147,670
Remaining grant funds ₹ (INR) 33,618 Remaining amount from previous Rapid grant
Requested amount ₹ (INR) 114,042

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