User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K)/Pr2020

Progress Report for the Period - July 2019 to December 2019

Global metrics overview - all programsEdit

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. Participants
2. Newly Registered
3. Content Pages
4. Footprint tracker
5. Community Evaluation


WorkshopEdit

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 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 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 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 partcipants. Next session was different kind of Library Classification for wikisource and then discussed about WikiData for Wikisource.
  • 3rd day: Scanning demo shown by Marathi Wikilibrarian from Viggan Asham. Next Omshivprokash shoown the archive.org implementation to wikisource as a showcase of Kannada Wikiource.

The way the detailed workflow for an indic language wikisource was narrated, with the comparative demonstrations was the most helpful part for me. I 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 show the basics also.

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

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Help to communityEdit

Indic Wikisource HelpdeskEdit

What?
Indic Wikisource Helpdesk have been form for to help to Indic Wikisource user.

Why?
We have a different helping/discussion channels in different platform like, Facebook, Messenger, Telegram, whats-apps etc. But we realized that we should have a centralised 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 have resolved/discussed about 20 issues in last year January 2019 to December 2019. Last six month we have resolved 7 issues.

Learning

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

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

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Institutional partnershipEdit

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 organisation. During these meetings, the terms of collaboration were finalized, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was drafted, operational framework and action plan for the next two academic years were discussed.

Why?

NDLI is a central government project under 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, audio books, 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 organised 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 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.

Learning

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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