User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)/Impact report 2019-20

Wiki Advanced Training 2019Edit

What?
CIS-A2K conducted the first Wiki Advanced Training on Wikisource to enhance the skills of Indian language Wikisource contributors. This was a three days workshop where advanced topics related to Wikisource were discussed.

Why?
From the Year 2015, after implementation of Google OCR/Indic OCR and Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 the Indic Wikisource projects have seen growth in activities across India. So it was the right time to consolidate the progress with the community members and enhance the skills according to the specific needs of the projects.

When and where?
Wiki Advanced Training 2019 was conducted in association with Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics at Pune, on 11–13 October 2019. Total of 21 Wiki-librarians participated in this event. 7 of the participants were female and 14 were male.

How?

  • 1st Day: During the WAT some of the topics discussed were: Basic Workflow of Wikisource, OCR process, layout with typography, Wikisource tools such as IA-Upload, Vicuna Uploader, URL2Commons, Fill index Gadget, advance proofreading templates, and transclusion.
  • 2nd day: Proofread-thon/Transclusion-thon had been done within the participants. The next session was a different kind of Library Classification for Wikisource and then discussed WikiData for Wikisource.
  • 3rd day: Scanning demo shown by Marathi Wikilibrarian from Viggan Asham. Next Omshivprokash showed the archive.org implementation to Wikisource as a showcase of Kannada Wikisource.

The way the detailed workflow for an Indic language Wikisource was narrated, with the comparative demonstrations was the most helpful part for me. I genuinely appreciate the efforts of the organizers and the host institute, for this event. - User:Chinmayee Mishra

Learning

  • Encouraging community members to use their expertise in leading workshops.
  • More women involvement should be encouraged.
  • Small, focused, and dedicated participants helped to achieve a better outcome for the technical events.
  • There are mixed participants, few of the participants have no knowledge of Wikisource basic. So we have shown the basics also.

Follow-up
For impact, we will conduct a few workshops in different languages in different cities in India like Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Assamese.

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Indic Wikisource HelpdeskEdit

What?
Indic Wikisource Helpdesk have been formed for to help to Indic Wikisource users.

Why?
We have a different help/discussion channels on different platforms like Facebook, Messenger, Telegram, whats-apps, etc. But we realized that we should have a centralized platform for discussing/helping about Indiuc Wikisource. That's we have created Indic Wikisource Helpdesk in January 2019.

When and where?

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.

How?

CIS-A2K has resolved/discussed 20 issues last year January 2019 to December 2019. Last six months we have resolved 7 issues.

Learning

  • People are still more comfortable asking help in many chat/messenger that posting their queries at Indic Wikisource Helpdesk. So we have not archived all those discussions as an open platform. There also someone to one help session that happens last six months.

Follow-up
Indic Wikisource Helpdesk, regularly follow up, answered, and closed.

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National Digital Library of IndiaEdit

What?
CIS-A2K representatives participated in two meetings with National Digital Library of India (NDLI) to formulate a possible collaboration with the organization. During these meetings, the terms of the collaboration were finalized, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was drafted, an operational framework and an action plan for the next two academic years were discussed.

Why?

NDLI is a central government project under the Ministry of Human Resource Development which aims to collect and collate metadata and provide full text index from several national and international digital libraries, as well as other relevant sources. It also functions a digital repository of textbooks, articles, videos, audiobooks, lectures, simulations, etc. The huge resource, it contains, can be useful to enrich Wikimedia projects in various ways. Also, integrating Wikisource and Wikidata contents into NDLI websites will bring more visibility and attention to the projects

When and where?
The meetings were organized by NDLI and held at IIT Kharagpur on 9 September 2019 and IIT New Delhi on 8 December 2019.

How?
CIS-A2K had the first formal meeting with Professor Partha Pratim Das, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kharagpur and Joint Principal Investigator, NDLI, Prof. Plaban Kumar Bhowmick, Assistant Professor, Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Kharagpur and Co-Principal Investigator, NDLI and Mr. Nanda Gopal Chattopadhyay, Chief Technical Officer, NDLI at IIT Kharagpur on 9 September 2019 and a future plan for possible collaboration was discussed regarding the integration of Wikisource and Wikidata contents into NDLI website, using NDLI contents in Wikimedia projects, outreach, etc. It was decided to include Wikimedia Foundation as one of the three parties to sign the MoU and after the meeting, the three parties worked on drafting the MoU. A second meeting happened at IIT Delhi on 8 December 2019, where apart from NDLI and CIS-A2K, WMF representatives participated to discuss further on the future action plans and finalize the MoU.

Follow-up
As the MoU has been finalized, it is now in the process of being signed by the representatives of the three parties.

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Indic Wikisource ProofreadthonEdit

What?

CIS-A2K conducted the first all India level online Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon on Wikisource to enhance the skills of Indian language Wikisource contributors. This was ten days Online Proofreadthon where the participants contested among their language-specific and all India basis.

Why?

We have 12 Indic language base Wikisource but all communities don't have any experience with the online Proofreadthon and never organized such things. So CIS-A2K conducted the all India level online Proofreadthon to support the community to grow the same level to others.

When and where?
This was an online contest.

How?



From the end of March 2020, all Indian level COVID19 pandemic lockdown imposed by the Government of India, CIS-A2K planning for a utilized present homestay, and support the community to grow the same level to other Indic languages Wikisource. Each community was notified via different social media, the Wikimedia mailing list. Ten language communities participated in the Proofreadthon except for Hindi and Malayalam. Each community selected the books to be Proofread by the 195 participants. Total of 200 books proofread in this edithon/contest. A total of 22446 pages and 10617 pages was proofread and validated respectively.


Learning

  1. There is only one tool, still in developing stage contest tools called indic-wscontest. and another wscontest tool not working properly. So it is so difficult to show and compare the running stats and progress of each community.
  2. Co-ordination between 10 language communities is too complex in nature.

Follow-up


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Indic Wikisource WebinarEdit

What?

CIS-A2K conducted the first all India level online Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon on Wikisource to enhance the skills of Indian language Wikisource contributors. for the follow up on the process we have conducted this.

Why?

CIS-A2K conducted the first all India level online Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon on Wikisource to enhance the skills of Indian language Wikisource contributors. This was ten days Online Proofreadthon where the participants contested among their language-specific and all India basis. We have conducted Wikisource Online Webinar May 2020 just after finish this contest for a followup and next future plan. We have covered the transclusion part after the work of Proofread/validation. We share a few future Goal plans for Indic languages Wikisource like below.

When and where?

This online webinar was conducted on 16 May 2020. Total 25 participants attended this webinar.

Learning

  1. Reaction and the response of participants not viewed.
  2. Internet connectivity
  3. Webinar software ( like, Google meet, zoom, etc) limitation.


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