User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)/Impact report 2018-19

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018Edit

 What?

In November 2018, CIS-A2K conducted a national level orientation Indic Wikisource Community Consultation for Indic Wikisource community held in Kolkata.

  When and Where?

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 (IWCC or IWCC2018) was conducted on November 2018 in Kolkata, India

  How?

The consultation took place on 24–25 November 2018 in Kolkata, West Bengal. 14 Wikimedians from 12 Indian communities participated in the Wiki-event. 4 of the participants were female and 10 were male. During the consultation some of the topics discussed were: Workflow of Wikisource, OCR process, layout with typography, Wikisource tools such as IA-Upload, Vicuna Uploader, URL2Commons, Fill index Gadget etc. User:Jayprakash12345 participated as a member of Indic-TechCom volunteer group and assessed the technical-requirements of Indian Wikisource projects. He got several requests from the participants and those were documented here. User:Hrishikesh, an administrator of English Wikisource shared his skills about advance complex Wikisource layout formats like, this, this and this. Detailed report and feedback can be found here and here.

Impact made After this events, there are several request comes from the different Indic language community to host the basic Wikisource workshop.

Followup plan

For impact, we conducted few workshop in different languages in different cities in India like,Punjabi at Patiala, Sanaskrit at Bengaluru,Gujarati at Ahmedabad, Assamese at Guwahati, Tamil at Salem,

Learning

  • Engage volunteers and their expertise to lead Wikisource workshops.
  • Indic Wikisource Community members who were earlier participants shared best practices and learning with new participants.

Gujarati Wikisource Workshop, AhmedabadEdit

 What?

 
Participants of workshop

In February 2019, CIS-A2K conducted Gujarati Wikisource Workshop for Gujarati community.

  When and Where? The Gujarati Wikisource Workshop took place on 23–24 February 2019 at Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust,Ahmedabad . 15 Wikimedians participated in this event.

  How?

During the workshop some basic topic we have covered, such as What is Wikisource, The potential of Wikisource, Gujarati PD literary content. Then Workflow of Wikisource ,OCR process, layout with typography,Wikisource Tools.

Impact made Two Gujarati author (Saeed shaikh {book1} & {book2} & Deepak Bhatt {book} ) donate their books to Gujarati Wikisource. The books are re-license to CCSA 3.0. Dr Deepak bhatt agreed to content donation to Wikimedia from Gujarati Sahitya Parisad.

Followup plan

  • We have a follow up plan with a advance training in 2019.

Learning

  • Conduct the workshop even the low participation
  • Organised a workshop/ Meetup for small community always.
  • Women involvement should be encouraged.

Assamese Wikisource Workshop, GuwahatiEdit

 What?

In May 2019, CIS-A2K conducted Assamese Wikisource Workshop for Assamese community.

  When and Where? The workshop took place on 11–12 May 2019 at Guwahati, Assam. 16 Wikimedians participated in the Wiki-event. 3 of the participants were female and 13 were male.

  How? This was the first Workshop for Assamese Wikisource happened in Guwahati after 4 years. During the workshop some basic topic we have covered, such as What is Wikisource, The potential of Wikisource, Gujarati PD literary content. Then Workflow of Wikisource ,OCR process, layout with typography,Wikisource Tools. Hands on session was conducted on proofreading session at versus books.

Impact made

Last one year they have uploaded 25 more books in Assamese wikisource and 5100+ pages have been proofread.

Followup plan

  • We have a follow up plan with a advance training in 2019.

Learning

  • Awareness among wikipedian about the wikisource was less.
  • We have to do more support to Assamese community.
  • The North Eastern states was un-explored.

Tamil Wikisource Workshop, SalemEdit

 What?

 
Womens participation group phote at Tamil Wikisource workshop salem
 
Group discussion

In June 2019, CIS-A2K conducted Tamil Wikisource Workshop for Tamil community.

  When and Where? The Gujarati Wikisource Workshop took place on 8–9 June 2019 at Salem,Tamilnadu. 28 Wikimedians ware participated in this event.15 of the participants were female and 13 were male.

  How? This was the first Workshop for TAmil Wikisource happened in Salem. During the workshop some basic topic we have covered, such as What is Wikisource, The potential of Wikisource, Gujarati PD literary content & difference between Wikipedia and Wikisource. Then Workflow of Wikisource ,OCR process, layout with typography,Wikisource Tools. Hands on session was conducted on proofreading session at versus books.

Impact made Followup plan

  • We have a follow up plan with a advance training in 2019.

Learning

  • one resource person from the language community should be selected.

Wikisource support for Indian Wikisource communities at helpdeskEdit

Other than conducting and supporting Wikisource-related workshops and meetups, CIS-A2K also set up dedicated discussion Indic Wikisource Helpdesk for Indic Wikisource communities for discussing Wikisource-related topics as a place to get quick help.

Learnings

  • Rather than discussing at different social media channel, we are always encourage the people to post their issues in on-wiki.

Follow-up plan

  • In January 2019, an on-Wiki Wikisource help desk created and periodically followup the issues.