On Wikimedia Commons
25 books Relicensed, scanned & uploaded.
|New Partnership||6||4||1. Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir - We have started partnership for digitisation and will work with them for the next two years at least
2. Tarun Bharat Sangh, Rajasthan - We have launched WikiProject Rivers and will continue for 2 yrs..
2. Bharatkar Hegde Desai Trust, Goa - We have started a partnership regarding the 'Goa Liberation project'. They are supporting in relicensing 7 digitisation of documents, books etc. and will continue for two yrs
4. H V Desai College - Two yrs partnership regarding history project
|Gender ratio||25%||An aggregate of approx 21.0% of female Wikimedians have taken part in the events organised by CIS-A2K.||Please see Gender ratio here|
Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon edit
August 2021 Proofreadthon
CIS-A2K conducted 3rd all India level online Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon in August 2021 on Wikisource to enhance the skills, awareness, and encourage to works on Wikisource of Indian language Wikisource contributors. This was fifteen days of Online Proofreadthon in August 2021, where the participants contested among their language-specific an all-India basis.
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. But every language community has a different quality standard as per their policies. Most of the community are at infant level compare to others in respect to proofreading ( MOS of layout and check the error of OCR output). So this online edit-thon has helped the community to compare with other qualities and rectify to set the proper Wikisource standard.
We announced the new format for this session. One, we have increased to 10 winners from each community because not encourage between the interlanguage community rat-race. Two, set the minimum threshold point at 350 to get any prize. Each community selected the books to be Proofread by the 198 participants. Total of 186 books proofread in this edition/contest. A total of 39,783 pages and 10,779 pages were proofread and validated respectively. Below is the statistics graph of the contest. In this contest total of 12, Indic Wikisource communities participated out of 12.
We organized three Wikisource edit-thon in the year lockdown 2020-21. All are very much contributed by the Indic Wikisource community. This was a completely online program that generated significant contributions to create their native language resource. First time, they realised their strength and weakness, what need to do, what was the drawback.
- 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.
- Before August 2021 edit-thon, The IndicTechTeam developed/improvised a good contest tool that is workable for the contest. But still there some issue we are facing.
- The stats are not updated spontaneously or in real-time mode ( as other Wikipedia contest tools like [fountain] works), because Wikisource data schema is different from Wikipedia.
- Co-ordination between 12 language communities is too complex in nature. Every community has unique issues regarding each section, like the selection of book, reviewer action, maintain the quality text proofread.
- To maintain the quality control of Wikisource was a major concern during the contest time in every time.
Sunday Suspense proofread-a-thon for Radio Mirchi edit
CIS-A2K conducted a proofreading contest of Book for Sunday suspense, a Radio Mirchi ( 98.3fm) Bengali detective program from 15th December to 31st December.
Bengali community selected the books to be Proofread by the 7 participants. Total of 64 books proofread in this edition/contest. A total of 1,645 pages were proofread.
The story will broadcast in 98.3fm Radio Mirchi.
- The community will ready to proofread many books in next time if new book wants by Radio Mirchi.
NDLI publication of Wikisource edit
National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a central government project under the Ministry of Human Resource Development that aims to collect and collate metadata and provide a full-text index from several national and international digital libraries, as well as other relevant sources. It also functions as 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.
After the finalization of the MOU, in March 2020,National Digital Library of India (NDLI) published the Wikisource book at their website. They have published about 1160 books on their website, in different languages, few of them as below.
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This is the first time, CIS-A2K team collaborated with a central government project. This was a good achievement for us to implement Wikisource book to National Digital Library of India (NDLI).
- As it is a central government project, and we have to co-ordinate with central universities like Kharagpur IIT's people, no bureaucracy faced during the period of the meeting.
The CIS-A2K regularly follow last one year.
Help to community edit
Indic Wikisource Helpdesk edit
Indic Wikisource Helpdesk have been formed to help Indic Wikisource users. We have different helping/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 Indic Wikisource. That's we have created Indic Wikisource Helpdesk in January 2019. 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. CIS-A2K has resolved/discussed 3 issues in last year from July 2021 to December 2021.
People are still more comfortable asking for help in many chat/messenger than posting their queries at Indic Wikisource Helpdesk. So we have not archived all those discussions as open platforms. There is also someone to one help session that happens last six months.
This central helpdesk reduced the FAQ in all social media chat groups.
Indic Wikisource Helpdesk, regularly follow up, answered, and closed.
Intensive Personalized Wiki Training edit
Intensive Personalized Training have been formed to help Indic Wikisource users one-to-one basis training program. This channel is to be used for newbies in Wikisource where we are solving their issues on One-to-One Basis. CIS-A2K has conducted 1 IPT from July 2021 to December 2021.
This first one-to-one basis training program was initiated by A2K and who are availed this training, everyone is now good Wikimedian in respect to quality content creation.
Wikimedian may hesitate to apply to take any one-to-one basis training.
Wikisource apps edit
CIS-A2K is working along with Tamil wikimedian to create an application to access wikisource on smartphone ie Andoied, iOS. With the advancement of mobile and other pervasive technology many reader are currently access the wikimedia project including smart phone and similar hands hold devices.
Wikisource Apps allow users to interact with Wikisource without using the website.
There are many apps for various platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, …) in various Wikimedia projects (Commons, Wikipedia) for reading and editing.But no Apps are available for Wikisource (read, contribute, …). CIS-A2K has initiated this app in 2021 as Wikisource focus area. In 2017 Community Wishlist Survey, a wish was for Mobile app for sister projects and got vote 46. CIS-A2K is realised that we should work around this Apps. This might be more or less phab:T165495, but its was fixed and closed without creating one Wikisource Apps.
Option to open three language books and also open book by URL.
Tamil book top view.
Tamil book bottom view.
Bengali book top view.
Bengali book bottom view.
English book top view.
English book bottom view.