Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Sources/Wikimedia India Strategy Salon Gurugram 27 August 2017

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General OverviewEdit

On 27 August 2017, Wikimedia India conducted a movement strategy salon in Gurugram titled "Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Salon" from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm including a tea break and lunch. The participants ranged from diverse communities as listed in the further sections.


name of group Wikimedia India
virtual location (page-link) or physical location (city/state/country) Gurugram, Haryana, India
Location type (e.g. local wiki, Facebook, in-person discussion, telephone conference) in-person discussion
# of participants in this discussion (a rough count) 11


S.No Name Organization / Institute Position Notes
1 Abhinav Srivastava Wikimedia India Former Executive Committee Member Salon coordinator
2 Saurabh Motiwala Tractebel Engineering Renewable Energy Engineer Participants
3 Manoj Kumar Prasad Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India Research Associate Participants
4 Diti Goswasmi Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Research Associate Partcipants
5 Arideep Halder Sustainability & Climate Change Consultant Participants
6 Vaibhav Jethi New Delhi Telivision Limited Market Research Participants
7 Varuna Chauhan ICICI Bank Sales Participants
8 Satishwar Gupta Municipal Corportaion, Nellore Urban Planner Participants
9 Aditya Kumar Singh Management Development Institute Research Associate Participants
10 Anjora Anuja Sarangi Boston Consultancy Group Market Analyst Participants
11 Sarvesh Devraj TERI Research Associate Participants
12 Swati Teotia UPSC Aspirant Student Participants


Theme key
  1. Making Wikipedia the most respectable source of information
  2. Engaging the knowledge ecosystem
  3. Healthy Inclusive Wikimedia Communities
Question key
  1. How can researchers be brought under the Wikimedia ecosystem?
  2. How can Video based information for academic learning be ascertained?
  3. How can libarary, government and other research affiliate contribution help make wikimedia projects better?
  4. How to bring more readership for academicians which in turns promotes peer-review?
  5. How can scientific content be incorporated for Indian language projects?

The summary is a group of summary sentences and associated keywords that describe the relevant topic(s). Here is an example.

Line Theme Question Key Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 1 A Example: Knowledge needs to be more relevant. We need much easier ways to add images and videos. Many people want more diverse content, and we need ways to make these easy to crowd-source. We need new projects devoted to this effort that work well. supportive example
2 1 A Example: If we start doing things other than long-form, cited articles, we will dilute the integrity of the projects. concern example
3 example example example table only neutral example

Taken together, all the summary sentences should provide an accurate summary of what was discussed with the specific community.

Overall (either)
  • supportive
  • concern
  • neutral
Line Theme Question Key Summary Statement Overall Keyword
1 2 1 Encouraging and promoting for more academic journals like WikiJournal of Medicine supportive journals
2 3 4 Use of more charts, figures and other descriptive works in Wikipedia and its sister projects. supportive interactive
3 1 2 Citation and referencing for video lectures on Wikimedia Projects. concern citations
4 1 5 There should be focus on production of knowledge in regional languages with bringing researchers from non-english language. supportive regional languages
5 2 1 Review by the experts from respective fields. concern review
6 2 1 Interface of Wikipedia needs to be updated and has to be made more interactive. supportive interactive
7 3 2 For Video Lectures comment based interface so that bots can identify the errors in the video. This can lead to reviews and category tabs can be placed in case of problem. supportive citation
8 2 2 Wiki-tube kind of platform similar to Youtube can be created. neutral video
9 2 3 Information asymmetry needs to be addressed. Their is hardly awarness about projects such as Wikiversity. supportive citation
10 3 4 Referencing needs to be changed and made more friendly. neutral citation
11 2 4 APA, MLA, Chicago and other forms of referecing may be adopted with option to change the style required. neutral citation
12 3 4 Incomplete referecing on some wikipedia pages, a cause of worry. concern citation
13 3 3 Need to sign up with libraries in India for content donation partnerships. supportive journal
14 3 3 Advocacy for bringing journals under Open-Access. neutral journal
15 2 4 Information gap about Wikipedia Library project for academicans in India. This needs to be bridged. concern journal
16 3 5 Combat misinformation with the help and guidance of experts, reviewers and newcomers. supportive citation
17 2 5 Translation of research content in Indian Languages needs to be done taking translation of scientific terminology with caution. supportive language
18 1 1 Methodology framework needs to be elaborately explained for common-man readership. concern readership
19 3 3 Wikipedia is a platform where good research work could be shared such that it reaches the target audience (say rural India). For example, merits of sustainable farming. supportive global responsibility
20 3 1 Wikipedia through information is a custodian of nation's growth. supportive global responsibility
21 2 4 Book referecing versus exsisting video referencing or mix of both needs to be decided for video lectures. conern citation
22 2 4 Book referecing with a defined parameter say ISBN number should only be accepted. supportive citation
23 3 3 Programs such as 1 Lib 1 Ref a potential to develop research content in Wikipedia. supportive citation
24 3 3 Maps under Geographical Indication System etc can be adopted. Certification from Government or company as reference. supportive citation
25 3 4 Locating multiple sources to validate information and combat misinformation. supportive citation
26 1 4 Sort of Education Program for Video Letcures where professors can review, suggest and then grade. supportive review
27 3 5 Reachability of Wikipedia in remote areas where internet is still not widely penetrated. Wikipedia Zero and other steps needs to be build. supportive regional languages
28 3 2 In the era of short spam, short videos should be made. supportive readership
29 3 5 More focus should be given to improve content in regional language Wikiprojects to target rural India. supportive regional languages
30 1 2 Idea of Wiki-tube needs rigorous discussion before any idea is floated. supportive video
31 3 5 Offline Wikipedia via prints should be promoted in content of government programs etc where it can be a necessary beneficiary. supportive readership
32 3 5 Translation of english content to resgional language a barrier. concern regional language
33 2 3 Some exsisting government data or research data outside copyright works can be brought under Wikisource. supportive partnership
34 2 1 To bring more research content subjects such as Mathematics, Medicine articles strength need to be increased. Promoting readership that ways would only make way. supportive journal
35 2 4 Journal referencing is better than books since journals have peer-reviewed benefit while books are still judged with sales volume. supportive citation
36 3 2 Exporting Videos from Youtube, however information gap on licensing. supportive information gap
37 3 4 Inappropriate journals needs to be blocked like some websites are blocked. supportive citation
38 3 2 Uploading Video and information about license interface needs to be friendly neutral interface

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